CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

October 28, 2008

ECOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES AND ENVIRONMENTAL DANGER


CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

ECOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES AND ENVIRONMENTAL DANGER

     The relationship between ecological techniques and environmental damage is very complex.
     During the decade when there was a mandate to clean up the “stinking Boston Harbor,” Massachusetts curtailed dumping raw sewage into the water and cleaned the effluent pumped into the ocean. But there was a price. Lobstermen believe that the treated water now being pumped from the several towns contains chlorine and other chemicals that may be killing the lobsters.
     While the water being sent into the harbor “now looks like a moonscape,” “lobsters, an icon in New England, and other non-commercial species have disappeared from around the sewage outlets.” I, for one, like the lobster experience at least once when visiting New England, and would miss it if there were no more of the crustaceans.
But other areas besides lobstering are sending out the same warnings.
     Rainforests are being removed so fast that even replacement, when it is done, cannot return the land to its lush, original state. Infant formulas cannot adequately replace mother’s milk, which, it is said, has around two hundred items that are not present in formulas. How can this lack be good for our babies.
     I’ve been wondering how the age of technology is affecting the environment.
     Humans must become ever-more sensitive to what they do to the environment. Yes, technology boasts that it can clean up messes and return them to a functioning state. But can they really do this, or do they create different problems. What mess are we leaving for our children to clean up? Are the benefits worth it?    

ADDITIONAL READING:

THE HAUNTED CABIN IN THE WOODS

LOBSTER-TALES 

FLASHY MOON EXPLOSIONS

 

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