The History Of Life On Earth Essay

1529 Words Nov 18th, 2016 7 Pages
“The history of life on earth has been a history of interaction between living things and their surroundings” (Carson). While every living creature, whether it be a plant, animal or human being, affects the atmosphere around it in some way, only humans possess the knowledge and abilities to severely alter the environment in a way singular to their species. The human concept of nature constantly evolves depending on the state of technological progress and moral mindset people find themselves surrounded by. Historical changes, such as industrialization of cities in the United States, play a crucial a role in impacting human’s actions and viewpoint on the surrounding world. Therefore, throughout recent American urbanization efforts, humans have become so focused on protecting nature 's majestic icons, such as mountains, rivers, and canyons, that the average yet essential bioforms like fields, trees, and animals are being destroyed, which is leading to an unbalanced and harmful atmosphere for all life forms, including human beings. Humans believe that to escape city life and get in touch with the true meaning of nature they must conserve only the grand parts. Yet, through their efforts to accomplish that goal they steadily put themselves at risk by continuing to ignore the damages to the daily resources they rely on daily. In all problems facing the world, especially those concerning the environment, knowledge of the history leading up to the current situation proves to be…

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