Did Nature Leave Anyone Behind? BY AGBA JALINGO

In Breaking News, Opinion

It is a well established fact that more people in the world believe in the existence of God and also hold that, that God is capable of, and will definitely punish evil. Yet, it is also a trite axiom that this same set of believers commit the most evil in the world.

Indeed nature did not leave anyone behind when she was hatching her plan. God thought about all of us and made provision for all, both believers and unbelievers. From his bossom, he formed the earth and its inhabitants with abundance of everything. It is man, the same man who believes in God and that God will punish evil, including his own, who perpetually scheme and cheat fellow believers and others out of their share of God’s abundance.

Let me explain. 30 percent of planet Earth is land, comprising approximately 36 billion acres. The current world population is calculated to be 7,674,000,000. If you divide the land by the people, every living being will have a little more than four and a half acres of land to own. Yet we fight wars and kill ourselves over land.

The remaining 70 percent of planet Earth is covered with water measuring about: 326,000,000,000,000,000,000 gallons (that’s 326 million trillion gallons) of water (roughly 1,260,000,000,000,000,000,000 liters). This water is in a constant cycle. It evaporates from the ocean, travels through the air, rains down on the land and then flows back to the ocean. If you divide this total volume of water on Earth by the global total population of 7,674,000,000, every human being will have, forty-two billion four hundred eighty-one million, one hundred and five thousand gallons or one hundred sixty-four billion, one hundred ninety million, seven hundred seventy-four thousand liters, each. Yet WHO says globally, more than 785 million people don’t have access to at least basic water services and more than 884 million people do not have safe water to drink.

According to calculations by astrophysicists, the total worth of planet Earth is around $5 quadrillion dollars. But the actual, physical money that’s available in currency notes and coins globally, is estimated to be worth 6.6 trillion US dollars. If you divide the total worth of the Earth, (5 Quadrillion USD) by the total population of the earth, every human being will get 651,550 USD. While if you divide the total actual money and coins in circulation globally (6.6trillion USD), by the world population, everyone of us will get 860 USD. Yet, more people continue to slide into extreme poverty daily with almost half the world’s population, 3.4 billion people, living below the poverty line.

An average adult person inhales and exhales about seven to eight litres of air while resting in a minute. This is about 11,000 litres of air per day. Inhaled air contains 21 percent oxygen and exhaled air contains about 15 percent oxygen. That’s how lavish God provides it, at no cost to us, so we can stay alive. Yet, a liter of oxygen in Nigeria today is costing between 40-50k depending on where you are buying it. So let us say 50k multiplied by 11,000 liters daily for one individual and that will be 550,000,000 per head. Then multiply that figure by the total population of the world: (7.6billion) and it will be over Four Quatrillion. That is how much subsidy God is paying for us all everyday, on air to breathe alone!

So, having come along with me, you will agree that there is nothing with which God did not overwhelm us. Poverty and crime increase everyday in the world not because of scarce resources but because of cornered resources. It is the nature of nature to feed on itself. So we feed on ourselves like the animals we are, and deny others what will make their own lives happier and we are consequently left with a world filled with unhappy people.

So to recreate the balance, we must collectively take responsibility for a better world. We must let go what doesn’t belong to us or we go for what belongs to us. Our world is in dire need of what those who hold what doesn’t belong to them have and with all the endowments of mother earth, it is within the reach of everyone to create value that will channel what belongs to each one of us to us because, nature did not leave anyone behind.

God bless you.

Yours sincerely.

Citizen Agba Jalingo, a journalist and rights activist is a Cross Riverian and writes in from Lagos.

NB: Opinions expressed in this article are strictly attributable to the author, Agba Jalingo and do not represent the opinion of CrossRiverWatch or any other organization the author works for/with.

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