Planet Earth is home to millions of different species of plants and animals with each specific species locked in their own survival to live. There are numerous extraordinary species which owe their existence to earth and they all fight for their survival despite the numerous challenges posed. However, man has since conquered the earth and has a great influence in what exists there. Not only has man studied much about the geography of the earth, but human beings may have brought more destruction to it, than making it a better place.
Our planet is endowed with millions of territorial boundaries which seek to enable humans understand and appreciate the influences of the various cultural and physical characteristics of nature which mankind man has ‘conquered’. Before I dwell much on the human understanding of geography, I’d seek to explore on the physical side of it. It is through learning geography that people understand how various systems works and affects our life.
For instance, there is a common relationship between the earth and the sun that dictates our main schedules for work and rest – night and day. The same is true for various geographical happenings such as those of water cycles, seasons (winter, summer) disregarding the fact that human influence on global warming has had on various weather patterns globally and how various human activities such as overpopulation or soil erosion has had on the environment.
As we all yearn for an interdependent world, then there is need for us to learn about the various location of places as well as the physical & cultural practices that are characterized in such places, which are pivotal in helping the residents of such places function more independently and productively. There are people who reside in regions affected by winter which is characterized by very low temperatures such as Russia and those who live in tropical regions and never affected by such extreme weathers such as most parts of Africa.
Such are factors which enable humankind to learn about the locations of various places and to understand the geographical impact (past, present and future) of the roles that they played in the evolution of mankind and how they developed the ideas for existence in their specific environments. Moreover, there is need to humankind to understand how the various human activities have helped to create, and most probably, destroyed the environment through numerous human activities (the most gigantic one being the rising atmospheric temperatures).
When we talk about geography, there is much that we need to appreciate about the spatial distribution of people both locally and globally and what influenced so, as well as as to understand the connectivity of people from the various diversities in the world; how do Africans connect with Europeans or how Americans connect with Asians. And, as much as we try to understand the relationship with human beings, we too need to understand and make sound judgments about all matters that regard human beings and the physical environments. Let’s take for example our relationship with trees, plants and other microorganisms which live on this immense planet; what is our role as humans to protect them and foster a conducive environment with them while we try to make earth a better place?
This leads to an intense debate about how humankind should come up with wise management decisions about the use of the resources which are found on earth. How can we make an arid area productive? How can we further prevent Global Warming? There is need to develop and adopt choices which help us in managing the future world for us as we reason of the best and most appropriate places to settle and do our things.
When we learn that, we will know more about geography and the impact of human influence in various regions given that the human population has been increasingly and robustly growing at a very rapid rate.
Formerly, this website was owned by a Geography teacher, but was gifted to me a while back. I wanted to create something different about it, but after giving it a thought, I decided to publish content relating to wildlife, plants and the ecosystem in general.
There are several interesting posts that I’ve already published. You can access them by clicking through the various topics below.
For instance, if we grow healthy organic foods, then we won’t contaminate the soils through the use of chemicals. Most of chemicals used as herbicides and fertilizers usually kill vital microorganisms in the soil and when it rains, they are washed into the rivers and other water bodies and can bring harm to marine life.
The healthy foods that we grow are a great benefit to helping you have good and healthy diets which are safe, especially to those who are suffering from mental illnesses and diseases such as diabetes, those who are diagnosed with lung cancer, various types of breast cancer, and even common colds and flues.
Yet still there are other human activities like industries which not only pollute air, but emit dangerous gases into the atmosphere. There are other instances when waste products from the industries find their way into water bodies or even to the places where we live and thus risk our lives. Therefore we all need to be on the watch for such and many other actions. I dedicate this website to all human efforts which help to maintain safe and sound environment for humans, plants, and wildlife – Take the talking moose for example, he’ll tell you how it is.