“War can damn Earthly ecosystems to hell.”

     I am honestly torn by my title statement, which was stated by Alan Weisman in, The World Without Us, because on the face of it, war does devastate and yet Nature (make me happy) finds a way. An example is the DMZ in Vietnam where land mines are spread far and wide. Agent Orange used quite liberally and yet flora and fauna are flourishing in this dangerous ecosystem~a safeguard from man, so to speak. Other examples are ship and plane wrecks in the ocean and how Nature adapts and assimilates to this by-product of war.

     Then just as easily, as tossing a coin in the air, you can find: images, stories, videos, documentaries etc showing and illustrating the devastation of areas like Iran/Iraq where Nature has been decimated, forced to oblivion, having had to give up because the organisms cannot thrive, let alone survive.

     Like stated in the class handout, War and Peace, it’s true that:                     

               “Overpopulation and ecological collapse in any one country or region burden the entire world community and the biosphere itself.”

and

“…in the long run, everyone’s prosperity depends on the health of the whole.”

     SO, HOW DO WE CHANGE OUR BEHAVIORS AND FIX THIS?

     Afterall, bombing for peace is like fucking for virginity!

     In closing,

                                                                         Love & Take Care,

                                                                                                     Me

                                                                                                    

 

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