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“The environment is being harmed more by human activity than by natural disasters.” Is this true?

“I realized that you aren’t actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with its surrounding environment, but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply, and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is?-A virus. You humans are a cancer of this planet.” Though these are just the dialogues from the character Agent Smith from the hit science fiction film The Matrix, they do make sense. Just as Agent Smith, the environment minister of the UK government of 2003, Michael Meacher, has similar opinions. In one of his lectures, he compared humans with viruses and said that human beings’ view of being the dominant specie of this planet is actually flawed because they fail to respect their environment and surroundings. Don’t you think this is true? Maybe, not yet…

This planet can survive without us, but we humans cannot survive without it which is why we talk about “saving the planet”. Saving the planet is actually a synonym for saving the human race, because the planet doesn’t need a saviour. It has existed before us and will continue to exist for a much longer time than we have. A time might come when this planet will become sick of us and wipe us off like dirt, and the process seems to have already begun. The planet is a living thing, and like every living thing it does know how to defend itself. The weapons our beloved planet Earth is using to protect itself are natural disasters. Continue reading

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