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is the destruction of the environment and this same hate crime is committed by us human beings. One of God's most supposedly smartest and most loved creatures. I call it a crime against humanity because the more we destroy the earth the more we destroy ourselves and the future generations. And these inflictions on the earth are nothing less than hate. We only need look back on the ancient Polynesian civilization who settled on Easter island and cut down all the trees to build wooden statues to learn our fate. Maybe it isn't all hate but a bit of ignorance and greed can be thrown into the equation.
Some could argue mankind's destiny and survival involves these rituals that humanity has been practicing since he walked the earth but no more than the last 150 years during the birth of the industrial revolution the world's environment has suffered the most. And that whole Era up until today has been driven by not only the capitalist dollar but society's so call needs. For habitation, infrastructure and development, as our society grew we became accustomed to these changes with little regard to the earth's crying.
As nature began to fight for her own survival Mankind paid less attention. One of nature's wrath would come in the form of Global warming and sooner or later man with all his intellect would soon realize the earth can remain without mankind but mankind can't live without the earth.
about the hole in the ozone - fossil fuel - deforestation - overdevelopment and the realities of the rising sea level. Our own demise will come up on us if civilization as a whole doesn't make the sacrifice to change their lifestyle. Taking a page out of the ancient Mayan civilization play book who too cut down jungles but they turned it into food by cultivating thousands of acres.
Cayman should focus on different types of development other than the concrete urbanization we've become used to. The damage that has already been done to our coastline and beaches is irreparable and this man made disease is fast spreading onto land. And Cayman isn't that big to adapt or withstand this tragedy, such as nowhere else.
More Eco-friendly development, lifestyle, renewable energy also provides a comprehensive solution toward the future if Cayman is to survive this holocaust of the world's environment. Immigration and migration also plays a role adding to overpopulation and pressure of the land's resources. Scientists have predicted if nothing is done about greenhouse emissions the earth's temperatures will rise point two (0.2) degrees every year-- in layman's terms this will be devastating. The last 10 years has been the hottest on record, bypassing that of the industrial Era.
Maybe mankind for once will have enough courage to do the things they know needs to be done before it is too late. Time is ticking away however and it doesn't wait on no one.
Dean Chollette is a native of the Cayman Islands from Bodden Town, a self-taught artist whose paintings and sculptures highlight the culture of the Caymanian people, featuring dancers, fishermen, local flora, fauna and animals. Most recently Dean has turned himself to writing and in 2019 published his first novel ‘Hard-Luck Story’.