Sunday, 18 December 2011

This video is interesting. I find this video interesting because it shows just how much we take for granted in the natural world around us. It shows the truth of what he say’s id the economic invisibility of nature. He say’s that things have to change because of economics. This is the most complete and honest truth. We use so many natural things around us for free but never think about the cost that it may be causing the place we live or other places. The video uses an example of mangrove tree groves in South America and how important they actually are to there environment. Many people use them for free. Yet, the cost of what using them cost’s South America millions, almost billions of dollars to compensate for the loss of such trees. This money is spent through ways to protect the tree for over cutting for lumber industry who’s money does not compensate for such costs. The mangroves also give natural storm protection and habitat to people in the rainforest’s of the area. Money has to be spent for storm protection and many other services, also they need to spend money to compensate people who lost there homes to the loss of the tree. This is just to show how we may use something or get something that is free, but it is not actually free, it cost’s so much more than we realize it does. This is particularly interesting to me, simply because I like to learn about global issues that directly affect me and this is a hidden global issue that no one really realizes is even happening around them. In my opinion it is the bane of our world wide society in general. This unknown epidemic, of sorts just shows how much humans in general are greedy and self centered. We do and think in way that can only benefit ourselves most of the time without realizing cost or impact in the long run. The guy in this video say’s that in order to change this and actually save the worlds money and resources we have to realize this problem and begin caring about what we use and conserving. This is completely true because we never think about the what if, we only think now and that things will last forever. So I do believe if we as the human race had to begin to pay for all the free natural products or services we use, much of which we view as a given right. We would consider the possible implications of what we are doing to the planet and environment and conserve more, by not using half as much a what we do right now. In other words the brightest and most brilliant, and developed animal, is bringing the downfall of its own race, and this might put it in perspective for most people.

No comments:

Post a Comment