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Pangaea Green

July 21, 2015

I am a great lover of the earth, as we all should be. The earth is more than just a huge round globe that continuously spins on its axis. Earth is where our food grows, our fresh water source and the giver of wood and stone that supplies our shelter.

It is our duty to protect our earth by being as green as we can. I often wonder if many people realize that the earth we live upon is not in its true form. The earth’s original name is Pangaea and many millions of years ago, Pangaea was all one land mass. This is why when we look at a map, South America looks like it could easily fit into the curve of Africa, just like a puzzle piece. This is also why the same jungles and animals that exist in South America are the same animals and jungles that exist in Africa today. South America’s land mass is really a broken off piece of Africa. The same can be said for Europe, Asia and Australia. This drifting and shifting of the earth’s continents is the direct cause and effect of plate tectonics. As time progressed, plate tectonics pushed the continents and island land fragments further out.

Pangaea makes me wonder what this earth would be like now if it was still all one gigantic land mass. Would our food grow differently? How would we reach the ocean if there were no land mass breaks? Would we still have need of the airplane for travel? This makes me further imagine and wonder what will our earth will look like in the next million years —will we be pushed further out into the oceans? Will California become a true island no longer connected to the United States? Or, will California have sunk to the depths of the ocean floor instead? These are truly deep things to ponder when we really stop to contemplate this planet we call Earth. I feel we should all do our part to go green and stay green in an effort to preserve our precious earth, whether the earth remains as it is now, or should it return back to its original Pangaea form.

Sonya Marie Bowman is a writer of positive prose for The Milwaukee Community Journal and a published co-author of the book No Artificial Ingredients – Reflections Unplugged. She is a member of Sister Speak, a trilogy of writers who formed in 2010 with a vision of self-expression and a goal of healing. The trio states they are inspired by grace, allowing them to take a genuine position on the struggles and successes of everyday living.

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