Is Red Tide A Failure of Faith and Action

Posted June 22, 2021 by stilsonlewis

We are responsible for our world . We humans are the population that creates the most intense impact.

Doesn't "dominion over" imply responsibility? If one is in charge of or sovereign over, can control, order and dominate, then most certainly one must own the results. When all the elements are only partially known, how complete can the assessment of the results of actions be? So how can one exercise true responsibility? This is an article about the environment. It is troubling that we take actions without any idea of the consequences. We can't go back to living in caves and tents. But tearing down our forests, or "harvesting" them will rob us of oxygen in the not that far off future. And nutrients pouring into our waters invites algae and bacteria in an abundance that is dangerous to so many other life forms; people included.

I am a beach addict. My habit has been interrupted. There is Red Tide, an unfortunately excessive algae bloom with toxic consequences including dead fish, and particles in the air which cause lung irritation, and are dangerous to those with asthma and such. It makes the water unswimable.
But what has this to do with dominion and responsibility? Well, the inordinate amount of nutrients in the water is from human behavior; farming, yard fertilizer, fluid waste... the list goes on. We need to raise our awareness of what our actions create. It starts by recognizing the situation, and taking responsibility for helping to change the behavior of oneself and others, even industries and governments. It all starts with looking, seeing what is real, caring, talking about it, educating ourselves and others. L. Ron Hubbard states it so simply,"Help take care of the planet.", in The Way To Happiness.
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Issued By Martha Stilson
Country United States
Categories Education , Environment , Industry
Tags sugar plantations , red tide , dominion over , water , Trees
Last Updated June 22, 2021