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environment, abusing it for his own good only. Today, world leaders have begun to plan and to promote a new world with order and a world that will still be present in the next generations to come. According to a book written by Anest s G. Keselopoulos he said that ³The harmony in relations between man and creation is disrupted by man himself.´1
So before moving to a deeper discussion of man and his relation to the environment,
let us see first how man and his environment got along since the very beginning of the creation. So that we will be able to know the reasons why man is so harsh with the environment and to find or suggest some ways on how to preserve and protect mother earth. There is a Bible verse that goes this way, ³And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.´2 From this verse and the whole of Genesis, God created man, Adam and Eve, according to his image and his likeness. So man is good in nature. Among all the creation of God, man is the only creature given the power to reason out. That is why; man¶s role here on earth is to be a steward among God¶s creation. Man is also considered as the one that God values most. And with this value, he gave authority to man over all the things he created. So God wanted man to be a steward of his creation. But man today is the main eradicator of the environment. Maybe we can consider that
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´4 During the transition of period to another period. They now became a permanent settler and learn how to plant for food. starting of course in the pre-historic times when there is no evidence of man¶s destruction and abuses to nature. But when man finally discovered agriculture and mastered the use of fire. they travel from one place to another to find for food supplies and animals to hunt. their needs also grew and it leads to a consumption of more resources. The farmers had to have laws to protect individuals and their possessions. begins the story of modern civilization. Because of the emergence of 3 4 Genesis 2:16-17 Footprints of Early Man . These laws had to be enforced. they now started to multiply and grew a step closer to civilization by changing his environment in a way that will best suit him. when the population of man grew. Now we go to man through the different times in the history. That is why. indeed. Also.Donald MacKenzie . And that is very observable at our present times. ³The discovery of agriculture was a most important event in the history of mankind.2 the first disruption to nature occurs during the creation when God said. Man in the pre-historic period was considered as nomads. usually comprises 20-30 people.´3With that scene in the Bible it showed how man disobeyed God¶s will and so there cause a disruption between the relationship of man and creation. have no permanent homes. This group of people. the needs of man really changes. With the discovery. ³Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. though shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. to cattle and tame wild animals which they later use as a source of food.
´ 5 Because we became so dependent to technology.caused by the unusually rapid increase in Earth¶s average surface temperature over the past century primarily due to the greenhouse gases released by people burning fossil fuels.com/internet-and-technologies/computers/1687029-man-technology/ http://earthobservatory. For centuries man has been thriving on its generosity. With this acts of man. so the abuse now comes. we get more than of something from what we really need and it causes the imbalance in nature. we already forgotten about our mission of taking good care the creation of God. there have observable results and effects in our environment. ³Man is an integral part of the environment. man became lazy and uses this various technology to abuse the environment.shvoong. Man¶s relation with environment is slowly fading because of man¶s greediness.. yet he is the arch-enemy of it.nasa. Our greed to get the most out of everything has made us contemptuously neglect the environment. Today another factor is affecting our climate.gov/Features/GlobalWarming/ .3 technology. there is a larger population than before and we need more resources to fill in our daily needs. I read an essay that goes this way. But that was before. One of the world¶s global issues of today is the Global Warming . Earth¶s climate has changed naturally from time to time depending on the amount of energy that the planet received from the sun. When we say abuse. But in his quest to make life very simpler and more luxurious. and that is man. although we all know that our very existence depends on it.6 Earth¶s climate has changed naturally from time to time depending on the amount of energy that 5 6 http://www. Also at our present time. he has turned a blind eye to the damage caused to the environment.
8 Example of this is to save energy by turning off lights that you are not using or save water by turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth.is the rise in temperature that the Earth experiences because certain gases in the atmosphere(water vapor. Reduce ± reducing the amount of waste you produce is the best way to help the environment.7 These Greenhouse gases are important in making the Earth warm enough so that man can survive. But there is a suggestion on how to alter or prevent this wrath of nature this is called as the Three R¶s. The Reduce. Global warming is just one of the perils of pollution caused by man. Without these gases. Because of man¶s inhumane deeds.html http://www. the nature will always be ready to perish human. these gases are referred to as greenhouse gases.html 8 .gov/climatechange/kids/greenhouse. landslides. and some other catastrophic events.epa. Today another factor is affecting our climate. and Recycle of the environment. and methane. 7 http://www. But that was before.factmonster. heat would escape back into space and Earth¶s average temperature would be about 60ºF colder.4 the planet received from the sun. and that is man. another peril is the greenhouse effect . Because of how they warm our world. for example) trap energy from the sun. Other effects are. Reuse. nitrous oxide. But when it goes too strong it will turn the planet warmer causing some problems to the animals. carbon dioxide. plants and to us humans. These are things that they called as the wrath of nature.com/ipka/A0775891. floods.
9 For example. but we also need a superior intelligence in order to maintain equilibrium between natures. Recycle ± recycled items are put through a process that makes it possible to create new products out of the materials from the old ones. Ibid. but there is also a process through which man becomes dependant on technology and is formed by it. we must not depend all the time with technology because we do not notice that we are already destroying the nature.´11 So as a true human person. plastic containers and reusable lunch bags are great ways to take your lunch to school without creating waste. 9 Ibid.by Adit Suneja 10 . use all writing paper on both sides and store food in reusable plastic containers. We use technology to make our life easier.10 Conclusion Man¶s relationship with the rest of the creation was fatally wounded by man himself. try to find ways to use them again. ³Man is not only the creator of technology.5 Reuse ± instead of throwing things away. 11 An essay on how man is destroying the Environment . So we need to reconcile with our environment.
.Man and the environment: a study of St.shvoong.com/ipka/A0775891.gov/Features/GlobalWarming/ http://www.ph/books?id=V88tkV0ubJMC&pg=PA88&lpg=PA88&dq=m an+and+the+discovery+of+agriculture&source=bl&ots=zbKWMW2W0n&sig=EsLyRl 2SO7YEBxyH2oSQozH-qe0&hl=tl&ei=2jevTIDGsHBccHrpL4N&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBMQ6AEwAA #v=onepage&q=man%20and%20the%20discovery%20of%20agriculture&f=false Footprints of Early Man .google.nasa.Donald MacKenzie http://www.rajputbrotherhood.com/knowledge-hub/essay/an-essay-on-how-man-isdestroying-the-environment-by-adit-suneja. Keselopoulos http://books.html http://www. 3.ph/books?id=cSiKb3r0kQC&pg=PA93&lpg=PA93&dq=stud y+about+man+abusing+environment&source=bl&ots=36D21FZEgd&sig=XoRrOTc WHfpJq97F5uW0qych0f4&hl=tl&ei=NzWvTKe2IILJcdm8zLAN&sa=X&oi=book_resu lt&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q&f=false . 6.by Adit Suneja http://earthobservatory. 5.com.An essay on how man is destroying the Environment . Symeon the New Theologia .google.gov/climatechange/kids/greenhouse.com. 7.6 Sources http://books. 4.com/internet-and-technologies/computers/1687029-mantechnology/ http://www.html . 2.html 1.factmonster.Anest s G.epa.
was transferred from tier to tier as the stone rose . On this there was another machine.unmuseum. they raised the remaining stones to their places by means of machines formed of short wooden planks.both accounts are given. and therefore I mention both. which received the stone upon its arrival. ³The pyramid was built in steps. And whose function is a Tomb for Pharoah Khufu. altarwise. battlement-wise. God perfectly put everything in the perfect and right place which is very unquestionable. breath-taking sceneries and the different living creatures. for he is really powerful to do this. This world is indeed a place suitable for humans to live and God is really a good designer of the world. as it is called. I wanted to discuss some of the places and regions that made our planet to be called as a worldly world. being easily moved. vegetations. Our world is really a perfect place to live in. and conveyed it to the second step. After laying the stones for the base. or possibly they had but a single machine.7 The Worldly World Introduction On the Earth¶s surface. according to others. which. so as we go deeper. whence a third machine advanced it still higher.´ 12 12 http://www.org . Either they had as many machines as there were steps in the pyramid. only the Pyramids of Egypt stands until today. or. we travelled through its varied natural regions. Among all the seven wonders. the wonderful landscapes. First on the list of the reasons why I considered our planet a worldly world is the seven wonders of the ancient world. The first machine raised them from the ground to the top of the first step.
Some stories indicate the Hanging Gardens towered hundreds of feet into the air." 15 Joining the list is the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus. the sculptor is criticized for not having appreciated the correct proportions. so that we have the impression that if Zeus moved to stand up he would unroof the temple. but still impressive." 16 Another wonder is the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus which is a huge aboveground tomb built by Queen Artemisia in memory of his husband. the Colossus of Rhodes. height. Babylon surpasses in splendor any city in the known world.. and the mighty work of the high Pyramids and the tomb of Mausolus. but archaeological explorations indicate a more modest. The tomb was erected on a hill overlooking the city IN Bodrum.although the temple itself is very large. "In addition to its size. 1998 Herodotus 15 Strabo 16 Philon of Byzantium .8 It is also included in this wonder the Hanging Gardens of Babylon which is located on what it is now Iraq. The whole structure sat in an enclosed 13 14 Lee Krystek.. but with the head almost touching the ceiling.13 And . . "I have seen the walls and Hanging Gardens of ancient Babylon.. But when I saw the temple at Ephesus rising to the clouds."14 The gold and ivory statue of Zeus at Olympia is also in the list and it was sculpted by Phidias in the fifth century B. He has depicted Zeus seated. Turkey.. all this other wonders were put in the shade. this was built in honour of the goddess Artemis. ". There is no doubt that the temple was indeed magnificent. "the statue of Olympian Zeus..C.
org Ibid. The story of the Pharos starts with the founding of the city of Alexandria by the Macedonian conqueror Alexander the Great in 332 B. Standing on a small island in the harbor is an immense statue of a robed woman. There is also the so-called Dome of the Rock located in Jerusalem which is a site important to Muslims..unmuseum. 18 Lastly.9 courtyard.unmuseum. We can also include the Manchu Pichu. Christians and Jews." but more often called the Statue of Liberty. this bronze statue of Helios was sculpted by Chares.17 The sixth wonder is the Colossus of Rhodes. an Inca fortress in the Andes Mountains of Peru. The Pantheon is also in for the list and it has serve as a place of worship at Rome.org . The Pantheon is also in for the list and it has serve as a place of worship at Rome. the Pharos19 of Alexandria was built in the 3rd century B. off the coast of Egypt.C. 17 18 http://www. The statue measures almost one-hundred and twenty feet from foot to crown. Travelers to New York City harbor see a marvelous sight. It is sometimes referred to as the "Modern Colossus.20 There are also some famous structures built in our planet like the Colosseum of Rome which is considered as the largest and most famous of the Roman amphitheatres. The Great Wall of China is the most famous structure of China and the only human structure that can be seen from orbit. At the center of the courtyard was a stone platform on which the tomb itself sat. 19 Lighthouse 20 http://www.C. holding a book and lifting a torch to the sky.
10 There is also the Angkor Wat of Cambodia. The first of this is the Deciduous Forest found in the mildtemperate zones of the Northern Hemisphere. Another famous one is the New Year¶s Day. a 12th century temples surrounded by a moat and have walls decorated with sculpture. The common animals found there are moose and red fox and plants like spruce and hemlock. commonly celebrated with jack-o-lanterns. The Eiffel Tower in Paris was built in 1889. Another common holiday to all nations and this is the Halloween. The Parthenon of Greece is also famous. Indeed. The plants commonly found there are oaks and maple tree and animals like racoons and rabbits. cards and other tokens of love. There is also the so-called father¶s day and mother¶s day. Coniferous Forest is south of the Arctic Tundra. Another famous holiday is celebrated between lovers. Another reason why I consider this planet as a worldly world is the different holidays celebrated all over the world. when sacrifices were offered to Janus. . built on the Acropolis in Athens and was a chief temple to the goddess Athena. on this day we honour fathers and mothers. We now proceed to the different biomes of the world and the different animals and plants that live there. with these holidays. we and other nations can show their culture to others and it makes our lives more colourful. celebrated with candy. and telling some spooky stories. wherein it originated in the Roman times. this is refer to as the Valentine¶s day. costumes. trick-or-treats. The most famous of these holidays is Christmas Day when the whole world celebrates the birth of Jesus. We also celebrate our county¶s own independence day.
I would like to say that we human must not destroy this wonders and learn to preserve it for the future generations. swampy plains in the far north around the Arctic Ocean. bighorn sheep and puma. Some mountain animals that adapted to the cold environment are mountain goat. Grasslands are places with hot. dry. The common animals found are giraffe and zebra and plants like cereal crops. To end the discussion. And I admire those places with different and various wonders because they are really breath-taking sceneries. . the colder and windier the environment is. And I wish someday to step on those landmarks and be proud. The higher the mountains. Some of the animals are jaguar and sloth and plants like bamboo and banana. Mountains are biomes that are cold and windy. climate that are perfect for growing food and includes a grassy fields. treeless area of low. a big melting pot of people with different ethnicities and culture.11 Arctic Tundra is a cold. Conclusion Our planet is also a home for different human race. The common animals found here are polar bears and gray wolves and plants like small shrubs and lichens. Rain Forest at least receives 70 inches of rain each year. The combination of heat and moisture makes this place a perfect environment for plants and animals.
http://www.world-mysteries.htm 2. http://www.unmuseum. Time for Kids ALMANAC 2007 .12 Sources 1. http://www.hillmanwonders.com/mpl_2_1.com/coliseum_of_rome_tidbits/coliseum_of_rome_tid bits.org 4.htm 3.
That is what I wanted before. but how? I could be a politician. History is very important to us because it helps us to know who we really are. rather I will be a ³History´ major teacher.. but I want to change that notion to. Many people are so in to politics today.Three«Two. I wanted to be part of our country¶s history. I¶ve been pulled to take up education. but because of history subjects. not by our country¶s history but to be remembered by my students in the form of our subject matter. I never wanted to be a teacher before. Why am I taking up History? I still don¶t what is the reason but I am enjoying it. I will not be just a simple teacher. Nevertheless. That is why we as teachers need to educate them regarding in this issues. but I changed my mind. Myself and the History Introduction Four«.13 Me. Two years more before I graduate and be included in the history of BSE graduates of this institution. a second year BSE History major. Being part of the history requires too many works and too many sacrifices. ³History is fun´ to be able for other people to truly appreciate our own history. I¶m Christian. they always give opinions to social issues even though they do not know what are the things discussed in the issues. a celebrity or someone who is famous enough to be considered as a person of the history. I figured out a way wherein I can be remembered. Maybe because I want to learn more or I wanted to find something. .One. ³History is boring´ as they said. which is HISTORY.
and cultures in ways he/she never before considered. Second by studying why people fight and have wars. Another reason is that. we can already learn the history of other nations. we study history to be able to understand the different social related issues in our country like issues in politics. As a part of a nation we need to study our own history to be able for us to be called as a resident or a member of that nation. Third. we can try new and better ways of doing things. who know our history better than us. we can try to prevent fighting and end war. We study history so that we will not make the same mistakes over and over again.edu/academics/departments_programs/History/History/WhereCan/Pages/default.uky. Fourth. by studying how things have already been done. In an ever-changing world. we can learn new and better ways for our culture to live. understanding history brings a sense of the complexity and contingency of events.aspx . As a History teacher. we can learn to appreciate every 21 http://www.14 History confronts a student with worlds. History informs us about the prevalence of unintended consequences. Maybe after knowing our own history. I want my students to have a better understanding of our history. History enables students to learn about their world in light of the past. and it is shameful because they are not the main people of this nation. It provides students with rich and diverse perspectives. times. First. Sometimes it is sad to say that there are many foreign people. by studying other beliefs. Here are some other reasons to study history. places. in economy and etc.as.21 So why study History? First we need to study history because of our country. we are. by studying the different ways that other cultures live. These issues are important and man is called to partake to this issues.
we could still see how the church is sometimes opposing the administration because of the laws that they think were not moral. The church strongly disagree with the ratification of this law because they believe that it is wrong.22 Examples of social issues are: Poverty High. But even during the Spanish regime there is already the socalled church-state relation. Lastly. the bulk of the income poor is likely to be also deprived in other dimensions such as educational achievement and good health. and maybe eventually plan how to survive off planet. income poverty in the Philippines is pervasive.15 person's ideas and to value our own opinions. but also its reduction is so slow that the country has become the basket case in the region.answers. and Low Mortality Rates. Thus. Another social issue is poverty and I read an article that goes this way: ADDRESSING widespread poverty is the single most important policy challenge facing the Philippines. And in our present days. But according to the administration. we can plan how to adapt to new environments. it is not according to the teachings and laws of God and they are hindering a child from being born. High Crime Rates. by studying how people have adapted to different environments on Earth. they are not breaking the teachings of the church. the church is taking part with this kind of issues. 22 http://wiki. Not only is poverty high compared with other countries in East and Southeast Asia. Example of these most talked-about issues is about the use contraceptives. Unemployment Levels.com/Q/3_reasons_why_do_we_need_to_study_history . Although poverty is recognized to be a multidimensional concept. That is why sometimes or always.
Lastly. when there is unemployment there is poverty. So what if I study history? What will I get from it? What skills does studying history develop? The following are some things that can be develop when you take history. employed by the World Bank). the $1 a day per person. Lastly. in purchasing power parity. we learn the ability to form assumptions from study. we learn to synthesize large and diverse quantities of information.edu/academics/departments_programs/History/History/WhereCan/Pages/default. Also when there is poverty.16 Hence. Ones competence in research ± using facts.uky.inquirer. Our aptitudes to formulate and deliver persuasive arguments develop and we learn to assemble. choose and translate information.23 Poverty is the most common problems of our society today and because of poverty there are more problems that branch out from it when it gets worst. it is common to use a fixed norm or poverty line (for example. ideas and arguments.net/inquireropinion/talkofthetown/view/20080216-119353/Poverty-reduction-Whatwe-know-and-dont-know 24 http://www. In comparing poverty across countries. When there is poverty. we define the poor as those whose incomes fall below a predetermined income threshold. Other effects of poverty are low mortality because many concentrated on breeding humans.aspx 23 .24 http://opinion. Their will be proficiency in communicating effectively in oral and written presentations and our knowledge and evaluation of past and present incidents and persons will enhance. there is a lower morality because other people tend to sell their bodies and organs just to have money.as. there is a higher crime rate because people tend to make illegal things just to earn money for their living.
I may not be like them in intelligence and leadership but it is okay for me to be considered by my students in the future as an influential person during their life in high school. I want them to know the importance of the events that had happened in our history so that the next future generations will not be ignorant when asked about this kind of questions. .17 Conclusion So as a future History teacher. I want to change the wrong notions of people about our own history. political leaders and historical icons that became famous during their times in this world. I will educate them in a proper way and introduce to them properly about our history so that the nationality in them will ignite. There are so many people.
http://opinion.htm 2. http://wiki. http://wiki.us/philippines/88.answers.edu/academics/departments_programs/History/History/Wh ereCan/Pages/default.aspx .uky.answers. http://countrystudies. http://www.inquirer.18 Sources 1.com/Q/3_reasons_why_do_we_need_to_study_history 3.com/Q/What_are_examples_of_social_issues_and_what_ makes_them_social_issues 4.as.net/inquireropinion/talkofthetown/view/20080216119353/Poverty-reduction-What-we-know-and-dont-know 5.