MK Nature Design just read an excellent article on the environment. It talks of Dr. Seuss’ book The Lorax and how if no one takes care of the environment then who will. It has to be us for ourselves and our grandchildren!
In The Lorax there are trees that a developer cuts down (One Green Planet, March 4, 2017). In his greed he cuts down many trees and pollutes the air. Deforestation is a fact of life with tropical forests being cut down for agricultural purposes resulting in habitat loss and the threat of extinction for some animals. Air pollution is a daily horror in China where people wear masks to go about their daily business. This is due to industrial pollution and automobile pollution. In the book the birds leave because of smog and all the trees are cut down. The book ends with the main character giving one of the tree’s seeds to a small boy and saying “unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
So I say this to all of you my readers…”unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” It’s up to us to care about the environment, climatic warming, species extinction and pollution in all forms. If we don’t care, then who the hell will! With the voting in of Trump and the possible attacks on the Environmental Protection Act and Agency what the hell are we doing? We are taking a major step backwards and the planet left to our grandchildren is what will pay the price. Before the USA was striving to address climatic issues and pollution, now everything is going to hell on a hand basket! Luckily the Canadian government is taking steps to address climate change and environmental problems. Please speak up. Let you voice be heard! Sign petitions. Talk to your government and protect the planet. It’s all we have right now!
For a longer version of the issue and the Seuss story go to the original article here. The article is well written and worth the read.
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