Our Mother We Call Nature Essay

1759 words - 7 pages

Look to your left, and then look to your right. When you step outside, what do you see? You see the sun, the trees, the sky, and life everywhere around you. The objects and atmosphere that circulate around you is nature, and nature is a part of everything you see and experience. Nature is many things other than your environment. She is the food you eat, the air you breathe, and everywhere you go she will always be there. Nature is alive, big, small, moving, still. She is everything. Where we are today is based off of natural materials and organisms that fuel our body that help us survive. Nature is here to help us survive and without her we would be nothing. The earth is a living organism just like us and nature contributes to the earth just like we do. According to James Lovelock’s “Gaia,” life is an open system where energy is obtained from the sun. The atmosphere is seen as a biological structure similar to organism body structures. The chemical imbalances of the atmosphere shows that the earth is a living thing and that it changes. So do we. We change everyday. We also rely on different species and wildlife to keep up with the balance of life and these changes. For an example, Albert Einstein reported once that if bees were to disappear forever, humans would only have four years left to live. Organisms like bees give us certain chemicals and nutrients that the planet needs to survive and they also help us, humans, live on. We all work together for these delicacies and in the end; we all rely on each other. Nature provides us these various aspects of life to live on. She is our mother who takes care of us when we are in need and we give her love in return. If we don’t care for her, then she will neglect us and she will destroy us. We are in this world to do the same thing nature is here to do and that is to survive.
There is a belief called the Gaia Hypothesis where people believe that the Earth is one living organism just like us and this idea is created from the Greek Goddess, Mother Earth. The Earth and the organisms living on her all work together as one complex working organism. We all work together to survive and we need each other to do that. Gaia provides conditions that are suitable for a perfect planet. For example, Gaia regulates the ocean, atmosphere, and temperature. A scientist named James Lovelock formed this idea in the 1970s. The Gaia Theory is used in many different topics of science that scientist question all the time like ecology, climate science, and physiology. Lovelock describes the Earth as abiotic where evolution and its environment affect each other. All of these aspects of Gaia will be based on my views on nature, how we affect the Earth, and how much of an influence we are.
We do not realize that nature is important. If we destroy her, we destroy ourselves. Everyday people litter, pollute water, and fill the air up with smoke. Nature is a precious jewel that needs to be treated fragilely and cared for more...

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