Throughout the evolution of the Homo sapien we have used the land to fulfill our needs. During this millennia the Homo sapien has increased its mistreatment of the environment by continually polluting or destroying the land, causing the genocide of many animals. The environment cannot be saved when people don't change. You cannot just be a vegetarian and think you are protecting the animals. You cannot just shoot deer for population control. You cannot farm every bit of land.
To save the environment we have to go primal. We have to reinforce the food chain. When pioneers started shooting everything, the balance between predator and prey was ruined . We should, for example, reintroduce the natural predators of deer, the wolf, instead of shooting deer ourselves.
We need to stabilize the earth's hunger situation by farming for the global populace instead of for each individual country. We also must farm land good for farming instead of destroying forests to produce food for a few years and ruin the land forever.
We must ration the global produce instead of overindulging or starving others. We must stop countries half the size of the U.S. from having ten to fifteen times the population.
We must stabilize and minimize the human populace and reshape without polluting the present environmental conditions to save the world. ^
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.