By Ed Maroni
The future of our Earth for coming generations is bleak if we of our present world delay taking strong action to remedy our Earth’s struggle to provide us sustenance. Her resources on which all living creatures depend for survival are shrinking while the demand is increasing due to population growth. The impact of such a combination for living creatures will soon be catastrophic. Food and water will become a premium for which people will be scrambling to secure, resulting in more factory farms and, perhaps, synthetic foods. Our energy supply will be in much higher demand; so, destructive practices like fracking, the harvesting of tar sand and off shore drilling will increase. Drinkable water will be a premium people will do anything for (more uranium mining, chemical, coal and nuclear plants will pose a greater threat as actually happened to the residents just outside Charleston, W. Va.). The likelihood of military action to acquire these vital resources will be initiated. China is one example of a country low on its own resources to satisfy its population and now encroaching on other nations to obtain them. The situation is tentative but each one of us can contribute to a healthier planet by our change of lifestyle, by our mindfulness to engage more in behaviors that decrease the obliteration of resources, and by making our voices heard in the General Assembly and in Congress.
Marroni: My Promise to the Environment
By Ed Maroni