Interacting with the Environment
The essays by Carson, Moore, and Boyle all raise questions about our need to â€śaccommodate ourselves to this planet.â€? Based on the readings for this week, do you believe we need to do more to respect the â€śprinciples by which nature worksâ€?? Refer to at least one of these readings in your response.
Humans are the most superior species on earth, hands down. We also tend to destroy the place in which we must live for thousands of years. However some believe that since no one knows the earth future, we must "live it up" while earth is still intact. To me it seems logical to take care of nature. For nature, in retrospect, protects, feeds, and inhabits all species.
Looking at the readings, I kind of like the article that talked about DDT. The author, T.C. Boyle, sarcastic mocked what sometimes goes on in third world countries. He talked about how a chemical (DDT) are used for mosquitoes, which caused all types of problem starting from the bottom of the food chain to the top of the food chain. Realistically, we tend to have this affect everyday on nature. We pollute the earth, trying to fix other problems that irritate us. If you think about what's more important humans being irritate or nature being irritate in the since that food chains are destroyed, Ozone layer messed up, and the problems continue.
In conclusion, as human we need to do a better job with taking care of our environment. Not in the sense that it will destroy nature, but for our own sake.