I decided to start a thread on the seamingly non-stoppable destruction of the Earth by us humans and how we can possibly start to clean it up.
Mankind has a very strange relationship with the Earth and we do not give our Mother enough respect and if we continue on this path this planet will
face problems bigger and more troublesome than she ever has.
Here is a few examples:
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
This man made monster covers approximately 680,000 square miles and is still growing, the problem with plastics is not the actual plastic as a whole,
although damaging to turtles, dolphins, sea birds and many other creatures, creatures that mistake the plastic as food and eat it. As you probably
already know plastic is in-edible and the animals that eat it are doomed to a horrible death of starvation as they are hungry but their stomach is
full of plastics that are pretty much stuck.
As I said this is not the major problem anymore, the major problem is micro plastics that may travel though food chains
One thing to attempt to clean this mess is this invention
A giant tower designed by South Korea that will filter plastic from the ocean and then compress it into pellets for further use here is a link about
South Korea Recycling
GMO Crops and Potential Hazards
GMO crops are something that has been discussed alot on ATS and I unfortunately know little of the subject, What I do know is man has naturally
modified crops for thousands of years without much problem but until recently we have never actually gene spliced different species together. We have
opened pandora's box so to speak and now I doubt we will get everything back in again.
A major problem with this I see is the spreading of the crops into nature something that has got to have occured already and the fact is we just do
not know what these crops will do to the surrounding environments that they find themselves in. I believe we have had enough problems with food chains
with pesticides never mind genetically altered crops.
Antibiotics and Potential Damages
This problem is the one that prompted me to start this thread after reading this one:
This is a fast approaching problem and the more we use antibiotics it is only going to get worse, Antibiotics and the use of them is creating newer
and tougher diseases that are killing more and more every year. Like many man made problems this is one of the kind that falls into the "pandora's
box" type problem, how can we possibly stop this from getting worse?
Well one idea would be to stop tyring to beat
nature and learn
from her, here is a thread I made before on Opposoms a creature that has
evolved an amazingly powerful immune system
The Opposom's Miracle Gift
If we keep setting ourselves apart from nature we will fail afterall it is nature that sustains us and created us.
So ATS this is just a few of our messy problems, do you have anymore ? or any possible solutions?
I would like to here your views on this ATS
Thanks for your time