Scene of the earth being hurt by man’s material fascination
When we dig the earth for precious metals, for coal-based energy, or for minerals, we end the chapter of another time.
In the words of the author Astra Taylor, these minerals refer to the ‘prehistoric times of digging’;
It takes millions of years for them to reach such a state, but it takes a momentary effort to excavate them using machines or explosives.
Ever since people realized that there is hidden treasure under their feet, they have been digging the earth to find out what is inside.
Mining has made every part of our modern life possible. But it has affected the natural world.
When you see the effects of mining with your own eyes and then you start thinking about what you have.
These words have also come to you through geological means: the metal behind this screen is an object that has been locked in a rock for millions of years. And even now, in some parts of the world, those resources are being exploited more deeply.
Some of the pictures below show injuries to the earth’s surface caused by human activity.
There are some unnaturally colored dams, some of which are fingerprints of humanity.
If the ancient raw materials and minerals have been eaten up in the past, it is sad to say that there is now a tainted future.
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