Persuasive Speech

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A wise man once said, “When the rivers are all dried up and the trees cut down, man will then realize that he won’t be able to eat money”. This is something that is not true yet but will be true very soon. In the past 40 years, the world has lost over 50% of the vertebra. Anyone with the capacity of self-reflection should realize that there is something wrong with the way we live. Our greed and arrogance have turned our planet into a graveyard. We call this destruction, progress. What does all this progress mean when all we did while on this planet was destroy it?
The Guardian states that we have destroyed a tenth of the earth remaining wilderness. But we have only gotten started as there will be none left within a century. We want luxuries, cars, houses, smart TV’s and a big house but we can’t stand the trees. Why is it so hard for us to understand that photosynthesis is the only process in the world that produces oxygen and that the trees are the only producers in the world. It is probably because we don’t value things that are free. Economist state that the value of everything our ecosystem provides us is $46 trillion/year while the global output of world economy is only $66 trillion/year. Well, that isn’t very surprising since everything we have is obtained from this planet. Instead of being thankful to planet Earth for this gift we go about destroying it by ruining the carbon cycle, cutting down trees and toxifying the oceans. We call ourselves Homo sapiens meaning wise

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