Nature Versus Man…….

Nature Versus Man…….

I’m reading an article written by someone that I greatly admire.  And he mentions the ‘wonders’ of nature, in particular, referring to Hurricane Irma.

And it’s true, nature, in general, is a wonder.  A magnificent wonder!

You’re probably gonna think I’ve slipped off the steep end here but I think it’s just an uncommon awareness and perhaps everyone should take a step back and check out nature.I got to thinking about nature and man.

I got to thinking about nature and man.

Man looks to nature in an emotional state while nature doesn’t incur any emotion.  Sounds ridiculously obvious but that’s really a main point.  We are emotional creatures.  When we get attached to something or someone we issue a warrant of love, admiration, desire and such. While on the other hand nature isn’t ensnared but the adventure of emotions.

Nature is gonna do what nature intends to do.  If we think of the earth as a living organism (I do), we can better understand the acts of nature.  A purge perhaps, a cleanse takes place in the instance of a storm of whatever magnitude.

While I do believe that we, as mankind do have an impact on the components of nature….I think for us to think we are the reason is a bit much.  Giving ourselves a bit too much significance.  Nature is doing what comes natural serving itself and only itself.  Irma nor her strength is man made.  To think such elevates man to a godlike level. I think nature is just doing its nature thing.

That being said, I’m not alleviating man of his responsibility to take care of our planet (right now it’s the only one we have!)

Nature Versus Man…….

Maybe I should say man versus nature.  We’re the ones sort of taking over.  Nature is here just being natural. We are encroaching.  We’ve built mega metropolitan areas such as New York City, Miami, Los Angelos, Houston, New Orleans…….where nature at one time domained.  The storms are gonna and will in the future go where they would normally go to fit natures purpose, not mankind.

I’ve stretched my reading to include climate change.  I figure I’m not gonna just accept global warming because someone grabs information from various scientist possibly out of context in an attempt to formulate my opinion.  Right now I’m reading a paper written by Syun-ichi Akasofu. Syun-Ichi Akasofu is the founding director of the International Arctic Research Center of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, serving in that position from the center’s establishment in 1998 until January 2007.

It is theorized that the true age of the earth is about 4.6 billion years old.  Unfortunately (or possibly fortunately) we don’t have records encompassing all those years.  We only have a small sample of data to formulate suspicions.

I’ll say right here I’d prefer to err on the side of conservatism.  Take steps to minimize our impact on the resources of nature and preserve them rather than finding alternatives to them.Use your imagination here as to a future without the good that nature readily has available for our recreation and consumption and remove it.  We no longer have it because of our reckless behavior and management and we’re left only with the destructive aspect of nature.

Use your imagination here as to a future without the good that nature readily has available for our recreation and consumption and remove it.  We no longer have it because of our reckless behavior and management and we’re left only with the destructive aspect of nature.

Nature Versus Man…….

“Climate change during the last few hundred years may be interpreted mainly in terms of a combination of the recovery from the Little Ice Age (LIA) and the multi-decadal oscillation, which are natural changes.” Syun-ichi Akasofu

I know, I’ve just pulled one sentence out of a writing to make a point.  Right?  Yes and no.  It’s a big ass paper with lots of interesting passages that I’ll be chasing in the near future to learn about.  But the reason I pulled it is the reference to being in the recovery period of (LIA) Little Ice Age!  I didn’t know such a thing existed!! Did you?  It’s important that we educate ourselves and not jump on the bandwagon of whatever is being loudly shouted in society!  These folks are creating a comfortable livelihood for themselves attracting people and dollars to their seminars and buying their books.

Do you realize that you could become a pseudo-expert in a field just by gathering documentation from sources that adequately support your theory?  Gain a voice by hiring a former vice-president (I hear Dan Quayle is available) and crank up a publicity campaign and rake in the dollars.

By the way…..when you’re out and about don’t throw trash on the ground.  Dispose of it properly.  And if you see something in the water of a plastic nature, retrieve it, please.  If you smoke, consider quitting, it will improve your quality of life and lessen the impact on nature.

Find biodegradable packaged products instead of the lesser environment-friendly packages.

Nature is constantly trying to maintain a balance.  Just like our bodies.  There are times we won’t understand, and I don’t think we ever will.  Nature and mankind are on different conscious levels and neither can relate to the other to understand.

Nature Versus Man…….

Our planet needs to be nurtured just as a baby.  We can’t just work havoc and not expect the best results! I’m not being touchy-feely about this thing……I just feel that responsibility isn’t a bad right of passage for generations that follow.  Our planet is resilient!  We’ll perish and it’ll still be here!

Never take for granted what we have with this lovely planet.

Let’s educate ourselves and act responsibly.  We all should do our part and it’s that small part that makes a BIG difference.

Peace, love, and beaches,


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