Essay on Analysis Of The Poem ' The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner '

720 Words Oct 26th, 2015 3 Pages
Nature has always been playing a vital part in human existence and survival. Over the years we, as the human race, have been pretty detrimental to our own lives by destroying what is keeping us alive. For example, Deforestation has become a major problem. It is considered to be one of the contributing factors to global climate change. According to Michael Daley, associate professor of environmental science at Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts, the Number one problem caused by deforestation is the impact on the global carbon cycle. Rick R. Holley, CEO of Plum Creek Timber Inc. is one of the many people that would greatly benefit from hearing the mariner’s story.
In the poem, “The Rime of The Ancient Mariner”, the opening stanzas demonstrates that only the few deserving people will hear the tale. “It is an ancient Mariner, And he stoppeth one of three.” In this modern day world, I believe that the CEO of this great Logging Company, Mr. Rick Holley would indeed be the mariners few listeners. Logging upsurges surface erosion by further disturbing soils. The more a soil’s structure is disrupted, the greater the potential for surface erosion. Logging vectors noxious weed seeds. Severely burned soils are very susceptible to noxious and exotic plant invasion. Existing data indicates that noxious weed abundance can increase threefold following fires. Logging removes standing trees that provide shade for microsites. Logging removes biomass needed for soil nutrient recycling.…

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