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Changes Wrought by Technology

The following poem which is my free modification of one by a high school student P. Chinnu [1] expresses what we are doing to this world with our technology.

Human encroachment is putting Mother Nature on her deathbed
Noisy jet planes dominate the sky
Foundation stones being laid everywhere
Giant cranes, and chainsaws that topple majestic trees in no time
Bulldozers tear up the soil and give a heart attack to Mother Nature
Steel and concrete replace the pristine wilderness
Mankind's buildings rise and nature dies
As man takes over another chunk of land
for his ever expanding enterprise.

In the following sections we will examine the other changes taking place in this world due to human activities.

Katta G Murty 2001-09-27