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Life As We Know It ~ a Commentary on Respecting the Earth

John is passionate about human and animal rights, social justice, equality, and the environment, and likes to convey that in his writing.

Image by Enrique Meseguer from Pixabay

Image by Enrique Meseguer from Pixabay

The Climate and Environmental Debate

There is so much debate about climate change and the environment, who is at fault and what we can do or shouldn't do to ensure the future survival of the planet we call Earth. There are climate change believers and deniers/sceptics, and it seems "never the twain shall meet."

An example of this is all the heated debate on social media regarding Greta Thurberg and whether her cause is based on genuine concern for the climate and the future of the planet or whether she is actually a fake and a figurehead created by her parents for fame and publicity.

Maybe it isn't so difficult if we all just stop arguing and show a little common sense.


Fridays For Future Rally, Image by NiklasPntk from Pixabay

Fridays For Future Rally, Image by NiklasPntk from Pixabay

Earth's Natural Wonders

A natural wonder must be a clearly defined natural site or natural monument that was not created or significantly altered by humans.

There has been debate over how large the list of natural wonders should be because the world is literally full of amazing natural features, but no consensus was reached. To fall in line with "The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World" here are the seven most widely accepted, and existing natural wonders of the world as compiled by CNN in 1997:

  • Aurora: in the high-latitude regions (around the Arctic and Antarctic).
  • Grand Canyon: in Arizona, United States.
  • Great Barrier Reef: off the coast of Queensland, Australia.
  • Harbor of Rio de Janeiro: Brazil.
  • Mount Everest: claimed by Nepal, as well as China.
  • Parícutin volcano: located in the Mexican state of Michoacán, Mexico.
  • Victoria Falls: at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

There are so many natural wonders on this Earth, and more are being discovered all the time. I couldn't even begin to try to list them all. A quick Google search will provide you with such an extensive list that it will literally blow your mind. Do check them out and put as many as you can in your bucket list to visit one day in the future. (source: Wikipedia)


Life As We Know It

The world is amazing, the plants and animals are amazing, people are amazing (well most, ignore the ones who aren't.) None of us knows how long the planet will keep on keeping on, or how long our species will survive and life as we know it ceases.

So, let's all just do the right thing and keep our beautiful planet as healthy as possible.

OK, that's the pros, now for the cons. Nah, on second thoughts, forget it. Let's all be positive here and only concentrate on the bright side. Spread positivity across the Globe, because negativity sucks!

Here is a poem instead:


Home Sweet Home

Save the Earth,

It's all we have.

They talk of Mars

But that's a fad.


I like it here,

It's where I've grown.

As the saying goes,

It's "home sweet home."

© 2019 John Hansen

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