Earth's rant

Mar 1 / Clara Akemi
I'm fed up! I've been listening to just 'blah, blah, blah, blah' for decades. Indeed, it's all you're able to do. I don't see any practical and effective approach. The only thing I'm sure about is this overwhelming heat that I feel in my body caused by all the greenhouse gases in the air due to burning fossil fuels and chopping down trees.

In fact, the warming of my body has been affecting your lives with pain and suffering. I hear lots of gripes about crazy weather - hurricanes, droughts, and storms - which causes chaos, a bunch of deaths, loss of goods and properties. I see rivers drying up, messing with farming and also impacting on your drinking water supply. Also, as the ice caps and glaciers melt, sea levels are on the rise, and that's bad news for coastal areas. Plus, cutting down and burning down forests is harming a variety of living beings.

Now, with my blood boiling, I have a question, are you guys ready to give up the cushy modern life? Could you chill on using so many cars? And maybe ease up on the super-fancy tech gadgets? Have you ever thought about where all your stuff comes from and how it's made? You've been making tons of it, digging up minerals from nature, and then it's tossed into the environment forever.

Yeah, I get that some of you are all eco-friendly, using solar and eolic power; and also recycling stuff and using organic fertilisers in farming. But those moves alone won't cut it to slash greenhouse gases. What I'm saying is, everyone worldwide needs to team up and take big actions, not just bits here and there. You got it? Or do you want me to draw you a picture? Honestly, my patience is running on empty, and I'm gonna blow, for real.

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