Some people believe that the Earth is being harmed by human activity. Others feel that human activity makes the Earth a better place to live. What is your opinion?
“The universe. All the planets are spinning around the sun. The Earth meets the Mars, and they begin to talk.
-So, Earth, how are you?
-I’m quite fine, even if I’m sick. I have homo sapiens.
-Don’t worry, it will pass. I also had.”
This is a quite inoffensive, small joke, but which has a very deep meaning. Are we really such a nuisance? Does our activity harm the Earth? Many people would definitely answer with a big “YES”. But I’m not one of them, so, I’ll deny this statement, and assert that human activity makes the Earth a better place to live. Of course, if I was an animal, or plant, or even the Earth, I would state that people are parasites, and they harm everything they touch. But I’m a human being, and for me, it is normal to say that our activity is benefic for the planet.
Can you imagine your life without some human inventions, such as electricity or high technologies? I guess no, and this is the first reason why human activity makes the Earth a better place to live. Because only due to it, human’s life becomes better and better each year, and because people are living longer and in constantly improving conditions, only thanks to their own activity. If not our activity, the Stone Age would be stretched till nowadays.
The second reason why we don’t harm the Earth is because this planet by default passes through some levels, and it is not our contributions. Here, I refer to the global warming, a very popular topic of discussions in our days. It was scientifically proved that once in some millions of years, the Earth becomes either warmer, or colder, and it has no link to the human activity. So, everything that people do, don’t harm this planet, and the damages that we can see nowadays, even without us would had happened.
The last reason is a very logical one. Since people live on the Earth, and there is no other place to live for them, why should they damage it? It means implicitly that our every activity has the main goal to improve the environment and to make this planet a better place to live. We have no reasons to act against it or to try to destroy it. It is known that people are very egoistic beings, so everything they do is for the sake of their own life, or the life of their children. It means that every man and woman on this planet tries to make the Earth a better place to live, if not for the other, for them and their children.
So, in order to convince you about the truthfulness of my statement, I’ll ask you a question: you try to make the Earth a better place to live, don’t you? Even by doing small activities, such as throwing the garbage or cleaning the house? I guess I know what your answer will be, and it means you agree with me.