ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Natural Balance or Business as Usual

Updated on February 19, 2012
Devastation in Japan
Devastation in Japan
Homeless in Japan
Homeless in Japan

Natural Balance or Business as Usual

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

The ongoing and unprecedented disaster in Japan brings up many questions about our earth and the state of its health. Yes, Japan is used to earthquakes and the engineering codes for building and their strategies for these kinds of events are probably the most advanced in the world. But this earthquake has set off a chain of events that have had even more dire consequences. Not only have tens of thousands of people perished from the ensuing tsunami but with possible atomic reactor meltdowns this event could be viewed as one of the worst in human history. Our prayers are of course with the Japanese in this harrowing time.

So is this earthquake just another in a cluster of world events that scientist would have you believe as normal in recorded history, or are they the result of human activity creating imbalance with mother earth? As I said, science has been recording these events for a few hundred years and by archaeological evidence going back thousands of years. The earth is relatively young as a planet and the long process of cooling and moving of tectonic plates expected. But the consequence of global warming has yet to be properly measured on all levels.

Did you know that cooling ocean temperatures from melting ice affects the entire eco system? In warmer temperatures plankton move lethargically and can easily be caught and eaten by fish. When the water cools, the plankton can move ten times there body length in a slit second and can avoid capture. This simple fact could mean many fish species starving to death. Plankton is the base of the food chain. Phytoplankton contain chlorophyll, they absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, as do land plants. These types of minor changes, like temperature, are not minor at all and can have devastating consequences.

Many scientists still reject the global warming theory, but just take a look at the ever diminishing ice flows of the poles and you cannot deny it. Despite recorded data, the earth is coming to a point of crisis I believe. I don’t believe the ‘end of days’ 2012 scenario, but I do think that our window of opportunity to reverse the damage we’ve done is decreasing quickly.

I believe that nature is trying to preserve a balance, and as a result the natural world is creating more weather instability and seismographic events to compensate for our pollution and disregard for the balance of our planet. This is not penance or revenge, simply the result of our actions. I believe our planet is a separate entity, and like ourselves needs to be maintained to achieve health. We are brutally abusing this life and if it doesn’t stop, we have only ourselves to blame.

I believe humanity has made many bad decisions through greed and arrogance and we need to develop a renewed respect for life and our planet. Nuclear fuel, I believe is a huge mistake, a wrong turn when sourcing fuel to support our technology. This will be proven in the end and many people with perish because of it.

Humanity needs desperately to reassess goals and how we will achieve them within the natural guidelines. Dire outcomes await us otherwise

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for the comments guys.

    • Tracy Lynn Conway profile image

      Tracy Lynn Conway 

      7 years ago from Virginia, USA

      Your hub offers a good perspective on global warming. We need to think long term about changes. I am voting up!

    • Bail Up ! profile image

      Bail Up ! 

      7 years ago

      Interesting hub. Naturally there is something to be said for upsetting mother nature, To what extent who knows?

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)