Updated: Oct 10, 2018
Pollution is another type of ecology, planting more trees can not save the planet, she does not even care.
The industrial revolution has made such big impact as mankind start to believe
they got the power to change the nature and landform. Since then, man and nature
have become opposite sides. We, urban citizens, live in the concrete jungle, mostly
turn a blind eye to pollution far away, but still keep provoking to plant more trees,
because we want to frame nature into what we assume it to be like.
However, if we zoom out a little bit, compare millions years mankind history to
billions year of earth, how dare we say that we can impact the process of nature
fundamentally? Our planet has experienced volcanic activity, meteorite attack,
geological reconstruction, cosmic ray bursting, she survived. Do you still think
those plastic bags have the power to destroy the earth?
Plastic bags can only destroy human, which our planet does not care about. Our
romantic imagination for the nature is dangerous when we are dealing with the
environment, we should know better about the complex relationship between
nature and human, face to what we have done to the earth and deal with the trouble
we made to ourselves.