Saturday, March 28, 2020

Is Earth Really Healing?

     Blue skies, clearer horizon, breathable air, and visibility of stars at night are just some of the few indicators that gave the people the idea that our earth is healing amid a pandemic. Many claim that this same pandemic brought healing to this world as people were kept away from streets due to community quarantines/lockdowns. But, is our earth really healing?

     These community quarantines/lockdown measures disrupted the normal routine of people in a global scale. Operations of various industries were placed on halt, movements (from one place to the other) became limited, road decongestions became evident, and environmental noise were drastically reduced. With this, a less chaotic earth was unveiled to its inhabitants.

     To the amazement of everyone, an idea of a healing earth was established. Different photos, videos, and articles circulated on the web, which made people enthusiastic enough to accept the idea. It is just normal for people, especially city dwellers, to celebrate and be excited about the earth's progressive healing. Being a person, who spends most of his/her time living in a concrete jungle can easily embrace and find solace to this earth's new environmental era. But, is our earth really healing?
     With the absence of carbon-emitting vehicles on the street, the temporary extinction of heavy road traffic, and the non-operation of industrial plants, the earth was able to breath, but not totally healing. People being away from streets mean the absence of carbon emission, but not the complete absence of human impact to the earth's dying state. How?

     People were sent home and were forced to do various activities within the premise of their houses. Workloads and meetings are being done home through the aid of emails and teleconferencing apps, physical classroom learnings are diverted through virtual classrooms, entertainments to ease boredom happen 24/7 and [most likely] through the aid of different types of media that relies solely on technology. For a month or more, people are consuming huge amount of power though cellphones, computers, air conditioning, and other sorts of electrical equipments that lead to large amount of greenhouse gas emission. If the person lives alone in his/her pad, he/she will [most likely] rely on either food deliveries or on instantly-cooked food, which are contained in an overwhelming disposable packagings that lead to large amount of solid waste generation.

     Humans' capacity to pollute earth was not really eliminated, but diverted. Instead of producing large amount of carbon emissions, we were diverted to produce more greenhouse gasses and solid wastes. So, is our earth really healing? For me, it's not.

     Our earth is just having a break... a break from smog and other forms of pollutions that are visible to the atmosphere; a break from toxic fumes we give to its fresh air; a break from excessive lights that cover the magnificence of stars; and a break from extreme human activities that deplete its environmental assets. We are not really allowing earth to heal, we are just buying time for the earth to take a break and to prolong decay towards its destined death.

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Find Me on Patreon

Dear readers,

     Earlier this day, I finally decided to join Patreon. For those, who are not yet familiar with it, it is an online platform for creators to share exclusive contents with their subscribers/patrons. With Patron, creators can easily mobilize things they are passionate about because of the monetary support that patrons give through their monthly subscriptions. This is a drastic move for me simply because becoming a Patreon creator means being committed to my patrons and being accountable for their monthly subscriptions. This decision was made out of the need to explore and expand my horizon as a writer. 

     For those, who have been with me since day one of this blog, you do know that this was created as my platform for me to reach a certain goal - to become a writer. Here, I grew as what I am today. This new venture will be my new platform for exploring unfamiliar grounds. The output of which will be exclusively shared with my patrons. Nothing to worry about the fate of this blog. This will still be running and I'll still post articles, prose, and poems here for you to read. You'll still witness my evolving works as I mature more. But if you would want to see me grow using a different genre, you have to subscribe to my Patreon page. 

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