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WE Must Give 1% to Protect Our Environment

Though most of the world’s surface is covered by water, since the Earth is so large relative to human horizons, there doesn’t appear to be a shortage of land. However, when one begins to think of land in terms of a human resource, i.e., a producer of food, a provider of wood, an expanse for passage, one realizes that many portions are either too lacking in nutrients, too high in elevation, too prone to flooding, or too cold or ice-ridden for extensive use. Furthermore, habitable lands are becoming less abundant due to desertification (the expansion of deserts due to the misuse of land), agricultural expansions and rising sea levels. Since humans aren’t the only species that need land, it isn’t surprising that this resource is becoming limited for other forms of life too. In part as a result of this added stress on living things, we are also witnessing extinctions of grand proportions-at a rate of many thousands species per year. Since these losses are largely due to human actions, such as deforestation and non-native species introduction, many are beginning to pay attention to how we use and protect land. Recent ecological research has also recently provided a message of hope concerning the future well-being of life on this planet.

In the world today, scientists estimate that the Earth is losing at least 1 percent of species every ten years, and the percentage loss may be close to 5 percent. Even if only the lower rate persists, the Earth will have lost near half of its biological diversity by 2070. Can this be possible? Many esteemed scientists think so. While the future appears bleak, several recent insights tell us that we have the potential to significantly reduce what amounts to a biotic holocaust, one not witnessed on Earth for over 60,000,000 years. While there are hopeful signs in the area of human activities (such as increased acreage of nature preserves and national parks), the hope of which I speak of here stems from specific characteristics of the other forms of life which may enable us to mutually coexist in the long term.

The Earth’s organisms are wonderfully varied in size, shape, function, behavior, and genetic code. One only need to consider that there are ~ 15,000 species of butterflies and ~50,000 species of mushrooms worldwide to begin to fathom the immensity of variety that this planet has. Yet, as different as the species come, the bulk of living things are also similar in a couple of very important ways.

My Definition of Success

“Success is the peace that comes with knowing your accomplishments have purpose.”
– Hutch Putnam –

Success is a word that really hard to define, because everyone will have a different definition for this word. In fact, there no exact definition for the word “success”. For a student, maybe the success means to pass all courses of the semester; for a business man, signing a importance contract and get a lot of money are successes; and for a president, leading the country to develop and make the people have a better life are success. For me, I also have my own definition for the word “success”. When I was a kid, I really want to be a scientist, but after I become mature, my thinking has become more mature and my definition of success also changes. I think the success is not only to be a kind of person or to get some things, I think people should do more things for being successful. Now, I think to be successful include four aspects: achieve the dream, have a good living, have the power to control your free time to do your favorite thing, and to be use; if you can achieve these aspects, you are being successful.

The first aspect of success, achieve your dream, is one of the most important things to be successful. For most people, achieving the dream is the most important thing of the life. Someone wants to be police to protect the people, someone wants to be doctor for helping people, and also have some people want to be the scientist to invent the new thing. Most people will have this kind of dream since they were children, if the dream can be achieved, it should be a kind of success. And I also have a dream follow me when I was a child in elementary school, I want to be a businessman. And I think the businessmen who own a bi…

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… the college, so I try to study about how to start the business. My definition of success also likes a goal for me. I will try my best to achieve this goal, I work hard for achieving my dream, make a good living with my family, get more free time to do my favorite thing and to be a useful person. If I achieve all of these goals, I can say I’m successful. Maybe I can not finish all of these goals, but that’s fine, there are so many people have dreams and always fighting for them but can’t achieve it, it’s not unsuccessful, they have tried. I think if I know I’m keeping working hard for my goals, tried my best and did everything I can do, I’ve also got success in one aspect, because I’m successful in making myself to be a better person. There no one can be perfect, but if you are fighting for your “successes” and improving yourself to be better, you are successful.

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