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Our Future
 
By Albert Aramayo
Grade 12
Aragon High School
San Mateo, CA


What does the future hold for us? That is a question I ask myself frequently, and it is hard to imagine what is going to happen to this world. We live in a civilization where nations fight for oil and resources. While some become richer as time goes by, the earth perishes with pollution. At the same time people in other places of the world die in hunger, looking for food in the trash.
In America we enjoy certain benefits that are not seen in other places. We get to be preoccupied about television, shows, clothes and simple games. We became anxious with hobbies and suffer for things that are not worth it. The rich become richer, and poor become poorer.


We are sometimes taught of the concept of the “Survival of the Fittest.” The strongest survives. I disagree with this idea. It is not fair for others who are born in misery to compete. They were not granted the tools to progress that the others are.

 

The fossil fuels continue to be burned, CO2 emissions rise, non renewable resources are consumed at a high rate, and pollution increases with every second that goes by.


Species start to disappear together with habitats. Animals die, and ecosystems are polluted by chemicals and nutrients that are either lacking or overflowing (eutrophication).


Global warming increases, the poles melt and the water level rises. As it has been said previously, we live in a planet in peril.


Minute by minute, second by second the earth dies. We need to take action. New generations are arising aware of the importance of the environment, but we cannot wait.


We can start by educating people about the environment. At the same time we can recycle and become wise buyers. We can walk when we do not need to drive and press authorities to develop energy efficient vehicles. We do not know what awaits us in the future, but can we help improve the current situation.


 


 


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