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Now is the time to save our planet

By: Daren Steenhuis 2014-09-04 20:45
Let me start off by saying that I am a devout Christian. I firmly believe that we have been blessed by God with this beautiful planet we live on. Some may agree with me, some may not, that's OK. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion but this is fact for me.

Everyday I look outside and I see this brown haze of smog in the distance and the first thought that seems to cross my mind is: "That doesn't have to be there". I see all the reports about conferences over global warming and summits to discuss ways to change it. But the question is, what exactly has been done?

For all the effort that government officials around the world have put in to global warming summits, either they just talk about it and never do anything or they try to implement measures to stop global warming but no one seems to listen. Either way our planet is suffering as a result. In my opinion, what we need to do is take more advantage of the natural renewable resources given to us (such as sunlight, wind and water) and less advantage of the non renewable sources (mainly coal and oil). These substances are destructive to our ozone layer and if we choose not to stop using these items instead of going the natural way, the reality is it will eventually kill us all.

Think about it for a second. Close your eyes and just imagine a world where solar power, wind power and hydro power existed instead of coal and/or oil. Solar/Wind/Hydro-powered cars, buildings, houses, planes, trains, etc. All these things in existence and you'd still be able to look outside and see the most beautiful blue sky and the most amazing views of the countryside or the city and sharing the world with so many incredible species of animals. Disease rates, natural disaster rates that stand at nearly 0.

Temperatures that stay just right, not too hot and not too cold, all year round. Us, living till a ripe old age having had a great life, our children growing up to have a happy successful life with child mortality rates at nearly 0 as well. 

I know some of you might think that I'm talking nonsense and that what I've said may never happen at all but here's the reality, all of this and so much more IS POSSIBLE. We, as humans have the power to make all of this happen. We just need to take the right steps to do so. Make it a law never to litter anywhere and fine those who would break this law, make holidays or theme filled days that involve cleaning up places that already contain litter.

Put heavy restrictions on factories and shift machinery into using natural sources to power them up instead of coal or oil or anything that harms the planet. We have the power to change our world for the better. We just need to use that power. Stop talking about trying to stop global warming and just go out there and stop global warming. Actions speak far louder than words will ever be able to.

I'll be honest, there are times where I feel like I want to take a bulldozer or anything big and destroy factories or anything that harms our beautiful planet but I always resort to solving these problems peacefully. 

Many of the world's problems that we face and already have faced are all connected and/or worsened by global warming. Storms, heatwaves, diseases, etc. Even the current Ebola crisis is connected and/or worsened by the horror of global warming

We have the power to truly shape a magnificent, beautiful world where all of us can live happily and see the marvels of our world for what it truly is and what it truly should be to us. A treasure. The only question is, what is truly stopping us?

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