So now we have Irene approaching our mainland…and just early this afternoon a 5.8 earthquake hits the State of Virginia, spreading to North Carolina, and all the way up to Vermont. The question is “what’s going on?” Nothing much. Nature reacting to whatever discomfort she/it has or maybe we are pushing her buttons too hard.
This is a subject to be much debated. Are we affecting the environment so much that we are changing our natural conditions, and making things happen as a consequence to our careless use of our beautiful and giving planet. Every action has an equal or equivalent reaction. Physics at its best. I remember that class. And the teacher also.
We sometimes forget the use of logic. My friend, the one that recently visited with me, and I were having this kind of conversation. Sometimes we get so sophisticated in our way of thinking that we forget that the laws of nature have in the past, and will in the future, always rule. Too much pressure on anything, and it will either explode or push back. Pure logic.
Yes, the earthquakes come from down under, but what do we know about some groups experimenting with nuclear explosions just down under. Everything always has a reason for being or happening. Remember, it is what “they” don’t tell us that is of concern. Just thinking.
That’s the way I think about Nature reacting to the ways our progress has forced us to do and use things that in some many ways destroy the environment that is so necessary for us to exist and make our sustenance.
If we only take and take, without bothering to replace and replenish, these are the effects we are seeing and feeling. Let’s all be more conscious when it comes to the simplest ways that we could be doing that is affecting the environment.
So…it was today…23 August, 2011…a day to ponder about how I can reduce my footprints on the beautiful landscape of our Planet Earth.
Your Happy Contessa
“There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.” Mohandas K. Gandhi, political and ideological leader of India during the Indian Independence Movement. 2 October, 1869 – 30 January, 1948.
Note: Photo courtesy of NASA