Destruction of Nature by Humans

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We as human beings are very fortunate to be living on this planet that we call Earth. We toil over the land, and in return we receive provisions off of which we live. Even though we get all that we need from this bountiful land, we still for some reason feel like we need to alter it. In doing so we also end up ruining the land that we thrive on. We reshape the world to fit our individual needs, and the earth just doesn’t work that way. Everything on this planet has a purpose, from the largest animal to the microscopic bacteria, and without it, it is impossible to live in harmony. In “Arizona and New Mexico”, a text written by Aldo Leopold, he talks about how man has developed the untouched land in the White Mountains of Arizona and killed animals in New Mexico, and now the lands are trodden on and it is not at all the way it used to be. In “A Very Warm Mountain”, a text written by Ursula K. Le Guin, she writes about how the earth is destroying itself because of what the human s have already done to the land, by the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens and there is nothing that we as humans can do about it. The Earth is being destroyed everyday whether it is by humans or the earth itself. There are both devastating and dramatic Continue...

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We as humans are destroying the earth and in doing so we are ruining the ability to live harmoniously with our fellow inhabitants. The destruction Le Guin wrote about came about naturally because it was the eruption of Mt. We need to become one with the land, so that we all take it personally when it is not treated well. Damn stupid mountain went and dumped all that dirty gritty glassy gray ash that flies like flour and lies like cement all over their roofs, roads, and rhododendrons. We can't go destroying the land just because it does not suit us. The men who attempted to go on the mountain went on horses, took all they brought. The Common Element I believe that the common element in Le Guin and Leopold's text would be the theme of the destruction of Earth. In Leopold's text he wrote about the destruction of the land by man. 10) All in all, the Earth is here for us to enjoy and for all of its inhabitants to live together in harmony. They all had a mutual respect for the mountain. So they killed it, and the mountain has not been the same since. So we as humans should not put any more strain on Mother Nature than she needs.


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