Monday, April 30, 2007

We can make a difference

It's said in a Chinese proverb, don't treat people they way you don't want to be treated upon.

I'm not an expert in this kinda fancy classical Chinese and I'm neither an expert in environmental issues. But I do enjoy the beauty of our mother Earth. Yes, this is one common mother we are sharing regardless our colour, our class of order in society or the language we spoke.

This is where we are born, this is the only island that we live and we don't have a second that we could escape to if anything were to happen on it.

Let's assume our neighbour planet Mars, we can live on it. Here is a visual how big is the Earth if you can see from the Mars.

That small little pixel is our Earth as seen from Mars. Now, how long do you take to travel half a globe? 13 hours maybe? Bravo, you just travel from one end of that pixel to another end. How long do you think it's going to take to travel to Mars? One of the nearest object to us that gives us some hope to escape to. Furthermore, how many people that we can transfer there? That 10 percent of the richest people and all of them are from the US?
As I said earlier, I'm not an expert in this. But one thing I know for sure, I don't want to live in a world without corals, without glasiers, without the rain forests. I don't want it and I'm not going to enjoy them now and let the future generation live in a place where they can only see those in TV. We can make a difference everyday.


Fang Fang said...

earth is the most beaufitul planet as far as we (mankind) know. everytime when i saw thick smokes from the funnel of some factories, i will feel an intense sorrow deep inside me, i know those particles are killing the earth bit by bit.

esee said...

A beautify sad planet, a planet with consist of 20% happiness + 80% sadness. Let escape to Mars.

rukawa said...

"girl is from venus, men is from mars" :) Just pop into my mind
but i do agree that the earth is dying slowly if there is no collective action, especially US policies maker...