News from the Natural World: This is your Mother Earth, and YOU’RE ALL grounded – a message from your ruler.
I have had it up to hear with you, Human P. Kind! You’re about to get sent to your time-out corner… Florida.
I think I made myself pretty clear on more than one occasion that you are grounded. I have made wildfires, earthquakes, tornados, thousands of dead fish wash up on shore, unbearable heat, COVID-19, Murder Hornets, and other cataclysmic signs making it too scary to go outside. And did you listen to me? No, because you only think of yourself.
Remember what happened last time when you didn’t listen to me about the west African black rhinoceros? That’s right. Now they are all gone. This is your final warning. You better listen when I speak to you, young mankind.
I honestly thought COVID-19 would be the unmistakable message to hit home. But despite the mandatory quarantine, you’re all still sneaking out and partying at the beach, littering and polluting, as if nothing is wrong. And, you’re holding gender reveal parties that set off fireworks in the house. Just wait until your father gets home. When he gets through with you, you’ll be begging for another plague!
This is Your Mother Earth, and YOU’RE ALL Grounded!
I work hard all year to keep you alive, and you can’t even clean up after yourselves! Did you really think I wouldn’t notice a garbage island in the middle of my beautiful ocean? Oh, and I’ve seen you’ve broken my O-zone, again. Did you throw a party while I was away, rotating around the sun?
Then you have the nerve to exploit me for your financial gain. I’m not made out of crude oil, you know. Gold nuggets don’t grow on trees. And don’t even get me started on fracking and oil spills. If you poison your water and choke on it, you only have yourself to blame!