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Does Technology destroy our relationship with Nature?

I am an environmental Literature student, and I am interested in people's responses about the constitution of Nature, Technology, and the relationship that is apparently slowly being degraded with Nature.

All responses are welcome.


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    May 29 2013: Technology is a product of the human animal. So in a sense, technology is natural.
    However, humans are driving many species to extinction.
    We do this by the destruction of habitat on land via deforestation and in the oceans by dynamting and scraping habitat off the floors of the ocean when trawling.
    In fresh water humans destroy habitat by draining rivers and lakes to drink and use in the production of goods and agriculture.
    We are over explinting naturally produced crops, killing too many natural animals and fish, killing bushmeat, overharvesting the oceans.
    People moving from one place to another could introduce dangerous species into new habitats that could completely destroy the ecosystem. They bring these dangerous species in the hauls of boats, or even the soil of their shoes.
    Even worse, humans have created tens of thousands of new chemicals that pollute the earth. Phearmecuticals, plastic products, pestecides, herbecides.
    These chemicals can last decades before being broken down.
    There is also acid deposition that is a result of massive amounts of CO2 being released into the atmosphere, which is created when CO2 mixes with water making carbonic adid.
    We also displace naturally occuring metals through mining, which is devistating to numerous species. Lead, arsenic, mercury, cadmium, and so on. We mine these to use in industry, and moving them around leads to contaminations.
    There is also ultraviolet radiation caused by holes in the ozone layer, which we caused by these chemicals. This radiation kills species and messes them up.
    War threatens nature. Displaced peoples due to conflict are oft forced to live off the land. landmines kill animals, so do bombs.
    Climate change causes habitat range change, introducing species to areas with no predators, killin more species. Warm oceans cause coral reefs to lose their algae and die. But even worse, phystoplankton can't live, and they are the bottom of the ocean's food chain, so all species will die.
    Melting sea i

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