March 12, 2014
Quote of the Day- “The day we as a people consent to trivialize our natural resources is the day we set a course for inefficiency and disaster that when the loss is realize the challenge will be hard to overcome. The next step is to define what is natural. To define this answer is what will determine the path we as a people will follow, as well as acknowledge what we value, conserve, protect and humbly revere for a society.”
Consider, all the natural resources we have lost. The day before they went extinct no one foresaw the impact of their loss. These creatures, resources and more were lost as society saw and understood that their loss as acceptable to the current goal or demand. This decision at the time was a distinguishable moment with major evolving impacts. Society has to determine the value of its natural resources today for tomorrow.
Natural resources is defined as ” occurring naturally within environments that exist relatively undisturbed by humanity, in a natural form. A natural resource is often characterized by amounts of biodiversity and geodiversity existent in various ecosystems.” This definition considers resources as water, trees, vegetation, minerals, organisms and more. I consider, the naming of organisms to extend to people, mammals and animals.
The question a society has to address is what is a natural resource and what are we as a people willing to do to protect what is our responsibility or obligation to respect and leave for the next generation.