Confronting Mother Nature, Human Win or Lose?
The nature, the eternal problem that human is the reason and the exit. Why is that? Social development, the increase of population, which means many natural areas are destroyed to serve humans. But human, the only one who can actively prevent environmental pollution. People contradict enough to understand and act on environmental issues, be sure of that.
The Nature When People Travel
The era of technology and modernization, convenience is always something that most people care about. Even in travel, people want to explore new lands but in the easiest way. They want to move fast, want to go to beautiful places, want good food there, want a safe, comfortable ride.
Because there are so many desires, people gradually become greedy, increasingly overwhelming the natural environment.
In particular, the more you like to travel, the more people like the convenience of things. More specifically, disposable items such as brushes, chopsticks, spoons, plastic bags, plastic bottles, etc.
It is these items that affect the environment very much. Difficult to decompose in the natural environment. Many products take hundreds of years but still cannot decompose.
The more people travel in areas where tourism services have not yet been exploited, the greater the risk of being destroyed in the natural ecological environment. In fact, there are many places in the world that face this problem.
Famous tourist destinations around the world, such as the Maldives or Venice (Italy) are being engulfed by climate change, the sea is slowly engulfing those places. Or the Eiffel Tower or Great Wall of China has so many tourists that there is no room for taking pictures or moving.
Because of the growth of tourism, after the tourists are no longer available, those places are all waste. Not to mention the wear and tear or because the guests intended to sabotage these locations.
Human and Nature Control Goal
Not in Hollywood movies, people really have the desire to control the natural environment. And really done.
If controlling natural climate like storms, things that can cause damage to people, then there is no debate.
However, humans have used climate control to apply to military or economic affairs. Use climate to interfere with your opponent. One of the things that have been applied is Cloud Seeding.
Such wrong control causes a climate imbalance in the controlled area. Moreover, it affects production and human life. For example, Operation Popeye, where clouds were seeded to prolong the monsoon in Vietnam lasts up to 30-45 days.
The Response of Nature
The natural environment is still there, though it is lost, but still there, as if waiting for a day of revenge. So true, mother nature really spoke up. From the air, the water, the earth helped her show her anger.
Appearing acid rain in many places, ozone layer perforation, increasing the greenhouse effect, two-pole ice melted, sea level rise, many places were submerged by sea water …
Causing red tide, depleting groundwater, causing flooding, destroying animals and organisms in the water environment (including fresh and salt water) …
Contaminated soil, causing the disease to plants, crop failure for humans, soil also affects groundwater, …
What’s waiting for human in the future?
It is a human who is the cause, but the result is also the person who suffers. This can be said that the confrontation is in balance when people still do not intend to minimize actions that affect the environment. Be more aware of protection, especially when traveling, protect the places you visit.
Of course, there are still many people who have acted for the environment, not enough. Therefore, people on earth are suffering from consequences such as:
- Respiratory or internal diseases of the human body:
People with the goal of industrial development, more and more factories grow. Dust from factories, vehicles and toxic emissions in the production process is received directly by humans every day.
According to WHO statistics, air pollution is one of the causes of death for brain diseases, cardiovascular disease, lung disease, lung cancer.
- Skin diseases:
That’s when people directly use water contaminated with industrial toxins. Besides, human waste causes sewer blockage or pollution of the sea and rivers. In addition, hard-to-decompose waste will exist on the ground, polluting groundwater, making people without clean water for a living.
Is there anything can do to change it?
In fact, although there are many ways to change, including changing the way factories operate, controlling waste well.
However, most still depend on human consciousness. It is human who should be aware of the consequences and start changing bad habits.
In addition, instead of using disposable products, people should use recycled products, or what can be used for a long time. Currently, there are many projects, as well as businesses that have produced a lot of recycled, biodegradable, or reusable products.
Instead of using a disposable brush in hotels when traveling, we can bring our own brushes. Or use smart brushes, which can assist us in the care of our teeth, and integrate many other things.
Instead of throwing away plastic bottles on the side of the road, if you are too lazy to find trash, take it home, add more water and continue using it. Or recycling, used for other purposes. But absolutely do not throw indiscriminately.