The executive orders of President Donald Trump have been signed and right now the earth is shaking in it’s boots. Why? He’s dismantling the Environmental Protection Agency from protecting anything and today he gave the go ahead for the controversial Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines. The risks for environmental disaster are quite high, just what the EARTH needed, huh?
I mean, the Earth is already upset with us. In the last 100 years, we’ve done everything in our power to destroy her. Mother Nature is sitting up in her tree, looking down on us, crying her eyes out. However, the one thing Earth can do is fight back and fight back she will. Climate change is her way of protecting herself. Earth will always carry on, and it’s us who will one day be gone. Before we can destroy her for good, she’ll fight back by eliminating us from the grand scheme of things.
We’re already seeing many more natural disasters than ever before. According to recent studies, the number of natural and geophysical disasters taking place each year is noticeably skyrocketing. Geophysical disasters include earthquakes, volcanoes, dry rock-falls, landslides and avalanches. Climatic disasters are classified as floods, storms, tropical cyclones, local storms, heat/cold waves, droughts and wildfires. In 1970, the average of natural disasters that were reported was 78; in 2004, this number jumped to 348. According to AccuWeather, since 1990, natural disasters have affected 217 million people every single year. From 1980 to 2009 there was an 80 percent increase in the growth of climate-related disasters.
It seems we have a nature/nurture situation on our hands. We’ve mistreated Earth and now it seems she’s doing her best to rid herself of our very existence. It’s always been part of her DNA but we’ve pushed her to far this time and now she’s lashing out like a victim of any sort of abuse that’s not going to take it anymore.
Can you blame her?
And this is why EARTH is our Unbalanced Being of the Day.