Trees, seas, mountains, air, and other natural forms might think humans are cruel after what humans have done to them. Humans are inclined to destroy nature. The trees have been cut down, the seawater has been polluted, the mountains have been bulldozed so that humans can unearth the minerals, and the air has been smoked. I’m so intrigued to visualize this alarming situation.
Why can’t humans be friendly to nature? I think it’s because they think they own it so that they can greedily exploit it. In my point of view, it has something to do with their way of thinking. In this part of the drawing, I imagined human brains in bottles to depict the human mind which is trapped in its own perspectives that hardly can change. What will happen to the rivers and the oceans, let’s say, in 100 years? What if they’re filled with plastic bottles? And the pollutants constantly threaten marine lives and human beings. How will humans survive their livelihood? They’ve relied on marine resources for so many years. Might humans trap in the bottles they’ve thrown into the oceans? Could humans possibly walk in the bottles under the oceans?
Humans cut down trees, then “planted” many buildings. Then nature reacts by “watering” those buildings, with floods. And the floods, in my opinion, are how nature takes revenge. It’s horrifying when nature roars, “It’s payback time!”
Fish won’t be happy if their fins are tangled in plastic, then they suffocate. I guess they won’t enjoy their lives in the water anymore. I feel it’s rather absurd to see fish swimming along with plastic. Isn’t it amazing to witness marine life without any distractions, such as plastic itself?
Every animal has its beauty and the beauty has attracted humans for so many years – elephants with their ivories, tigers with their furs, and sharks with their fins. The latest is killed for consumption. Humans kill animals for trade, fashion dan food. Might humans kill animals for pride? Yes, I think so. They get a sense of pride when they’ve been able to take the life of a wild, gorgeous, and ferocious animal. It’s something they can talk and brag about.
What if, in 100 years, there’s a little land left on earth? Then humans will be forced to adapt to the environmental changes. Sure, humans have the ability to adapt to nature. But how? Might humans have the ability to swim as well as fish? Will most of them live on the water, or probably build a new life under the water? Or will humans evolve in order to be compatible with the changes? These are all interesting questions, I presume.
Humans will face a great deal of challenges years ahead. There have been alerts from nature, such as floods, heat waves, forest fires, drought, and other natural disasters. Aren’t they aware of these?
Nature needs to be sustained, and it’s human’s responsibility because they survive, live long enough on earth, and take resources from nature. If humans have the right to explore or exploit nature, is it too much to say that nature has the right to sustain?
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