We humans seem to have a love/hate relationship with Mother Nature. It’s like we’re either breaking up or making up and both seem equally violent and nasty.
1. We love nature, but only if it’s pretty or convenient.
2. There are many things in nature that want to kill us or eat us. That includes other humans.
3. You’re born with 300 bones, but by the time you’re an adult you have 206, and we’re so fragile, even a swan can break those bones.3. A lot of things in nature want to use us as unwilling hosts, sort of like Alien, but with less Sigourney Weaver.
4. Whether or not you believe in climate change, it sure seems like our climate is changing and not in a fun cartoony way.
5. There are things, most we can’t even see, that want to infect or poison us. Badly done naughty toxins, parasites, bacteria, viruses, etc., badly done.
6. Humans have tried to adapt to nature, but we discovered money and power and got really distracted.
7. There are eels that can give off a charge of over 600 volts. And they probably cost less than hydro.
8. No other creature in nature sleeps on it’s back, except humans.
9. The Amazon rainforest produces over half the world’s oxygen supply – we should keep cutting that down.
10. Nature has given us the means to heal as well. If we don’t destroy what can help us first.
The good news for Mother Nature. She won’t have to put up with us for much longer. We’re doing more to ourselves than she ever could. Sadly, we’re trying to take her down with us.
The book Mother Nature Is Trying To Kill You is scary, but interesting and even amusing at times as Dan Riskin Ph.D. (Discovery Canada and Daily Planet) guides us through the 7 deadly sins of Mother Nature’s eccentricities. Some new ideas, some recycled, but all thought-provoking.