Ever wonder just how long the Human race will continue to exist? Ever questioned how the Human being has persevered after all these years? Ever speculate about the possibility of being personally responsible for contributing to the cause of what some scientists and environmentalists say is our impending doom, the failing ecosystem? Ever suspect it’s just too late to do anything about it? What if the blame was to be accepted and life moved on? Is that even something the Human species can even do, collaboratively?
The planet Earth is an amazing biosphere creation, and the Human who inhabits this celestial ball of life is just as amazing. Outsmarting confrontation, hurdling roadblocks, and pursuing excellence the human species has continued to overcome the harsh realities of existence on Earth, molding the planet into a humanistic self-serving entity of formed steel and excavated mud and rocks, mostly for the continued survival of itself. But sometimes the plan backfires, and the human is left with an even bigger mess to clean up than before construction commenced. Society has begun to cross the threshold of equilibrium on Earth from innocent and natural use of natural resources into negative impact on the environments and health of the Human race. The impact is visible in some areas more than others including but not limited to logging, mining, and oil drilling; all for the sake of people to heat their homes in the winter and cool them in the summer, drive to and from errands, work, or nowhere in gasoline burning vehicles, and build skyscrapers as high as the sky to house our business savvy.
Simply, the Earth has had enough. The climate is changing radically, and the blame lies on us now more than ever. As the Human species become more educated and aware and begins to accept just how serious its daily lives have affected the ecosystems of Earth, an acknowledgement must be made of the past mistakes that were made and the fault lying with the Human species as a whole, not just big corporations, polluters and non-recyclers. When industries polluted the cities some turned their heads. As gasoline was promoted into the one and only fuel propellant of classy and luxurious transportation, some bought in to the hype. And when an oil rig blew up, yet once again, and men lost their lives as well as others lost their livelihoods, most blamed each other and questioned everyone.
The answer is uncomplicated: acknowledgement and education; without one there can be no other. Accepting our human mistakes and not repeating them is the most detrimental aspect of the answer. If recycling is available, it should be taken advantage of; if carpooling is an option, it should be utilized, if alternative fuel sources are a scientific and safe reality, they should be looked into. Secondly, making awareness a number one priority will provide a clearer (literally) picture as to the role of the single Human being in the future existence of all Humans. As cause and effect are related so is the human impact to environmental collapse. Every bit of additional pollution pumped into the air shaves years off the time clock, and the era of the human is coming to an end sooner. The time to stand up and make a change is waning, the need to reduce pollution is pressing, and the time to do something about anything was here yesterday.