Earth in My Mind, My Mind on Earth (the Summary of Minamata disease)

I remember one proverb about conservation:

“ when the last tree is cut down, the last fish eaten, and the last stream poisoned, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you cannot eat money”

Last time, we was discussed the four big pollution disease in Japan; Minamata disease, Niigata Minamata disease, Yokkaichi Asthma, and Itai-ita disease. And many kind of pollution in somewhere around the world. The pollution will make same effect to the nature, Damage and produce many innocent victims. Who make this pollution and who should be take a responsibility for this problem. Of course, the answer is all of us.

Pollution caused by same motive, to increase economy rates and ignoring the environmental health. for example; a factory producing electronic equipment like Chisso (Minamata) which it have not good drainage, polluted and contaminated Minamata bay and Shiranui sea. This condition was effect to the people who live around the Minamata Bay. In this case, many victims produced. And also different case in Yokkaichi and Toyama prefecture. This a several example for us, many in other place around the world happened same case.

I think, human must be wise for themselves and also for nature. We can not feel the effect and symptom of our pollution directly, refer to the above proverb, do not wait until the last tree cut down, do not wait until the last fish eaten, do not wait until the last stream poisoned. We should not wait that things happen. We have to care for our environment, our earth, from now. We must do some action, even though small things that have big effects for all of us.

In my opinion, we sharing this earth with other organism, not only ours. From microscopics to the biggest creatures. We have to manage our activity which contact whit the environment, this managing mean in all aspect; law, government, drainage, and etc. we have learned from Minamata disease, Yokkaichi asthma and Itai-itai disease cases. We do not want anymore example, are there not enough experience for us to start to love our environment for our next generation. That a earth in my mind, and I want to do an action from my mind on  Earth.


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