Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 8:29:48 AM
Nature is abused. If you take a step into the outside world, you can see a man twiddling a cigarette in his mouth leaving an impression on the environment and surrounding people. You can see jam-packed traffic full of cars coughing up carbon monoxide, which in turn puts a dagger in the environment. Humans fail to realize that the reason for their vitality is nature, and in fact nature is the overbearing force of the world.
The wind tunneled through my hair and the sun’s beams gleamingly sat on my face. I sat down on a patch of grass and I tried to become one with my surroundings. All of a sudden, I hear a chainsaw growling louder than a bear and then a tree slamming to the ground. I jumped in astonishment.
“What do you think your doing?” I asked.
“Cutting down some trees, boy.” Replied the man with the chainsaw.
“For what purpose?”
“The new movie theater is comin’ in. You better git’ out of here, boy!”
I slugged my way out of what used to be my sanctuary. I knew something must be done because construction workers were destroying my second home. I looked for local foundations that would be able to protest such a cause and I found Save the Bay. I urgently contacted them and I was able to meet people who had similar nature-preservation interests as me. Unfortunately, we were too late in claiming the land from Century Theaters but this moment sparked a catalyst of inspiration—to save nature to my greatest ability.
It has been made evident by many news headlines that the human race poses a great threat to the environment. Those who choose to live in disbelief and feel this statement is nonsensical have been ignorant to the fact that we are facing global warming. In consequence, many species are becoming extinct such as the polar bear. Nature provides us a safe haven to thrive, and it does not ask much in return. We must fulfill our niche and protect the environment. We must treat it like our mother, for it is the only thing that will stand by us no matter what the circumstances are. If we remain oblivious to the constant threats we pose to nature, then there will be no place to live in for any species.