Natural disasters bring emotional damage to millions of people every year. Earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, fires, tornadoes, and floods are only some of the calamities that destroy our homes and lives. Even though we can prepare for natural disasters, there is nothing we can do to stop the destruction it can bring completely.
Good news for Kermit the Frog: being green is in. At least we’re referring to being environmentally-conscious. As the condition of our environment continues to worsen, we feel more compelled to make significant lifestyle changes. People are turning to solar power, smart houses and green cars.
More and more people are now waking up to the fact that our planet Earth is being destroyed and we might not have anywhere else to go after it is destroyed. This destruction certainly did not happen overnight, but it was catalyzed by the industrial revolution and the march of progress.
“When we speak of environmental violence, we are referring to the direct damage to the environment by humans, but also the violent response from the natural world as a result of human degradation of the environment and the violence humans do to one another because of their effects on the climate,” writes Bandy X. Lee M.D., M.Div.
We’ve all heard of it since grade school. The popular concept of “3R” refers to the three activities related to waste management, “reduce, reuse, and recycle.” Just like a good motto, it is a reminder of how we should take care of our environment and treat it with respect.