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human pain through environmental pollution. Ashio copper mine was an important a landmark in Japan because the minerals extracted were controlled by the state. The copper was used to develop electricity lines and it was also utilized for export, hence becoming a major source of revenue for the country. Indeed, this mine connected humans, machines, insects, and domestic animals. The use of technological tools in
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Surname 6 the mines proved to be economically valuable to the country. Later, the mine caused pain to human bodies directly and indirectly through pollution of the environment (TA 72). The majority of the miners at Ashio coughed black dust from their lungs. Therefore, civilization does not separate the humans from nature rather it causes more harm because different agencies are combined and one action can result in harmful unintended consequences. Conclusion TA has proved that civilization, technology, and industrialization have destroyed the distinction between living and nonliving, organic and inorganic, as well as biology and technology. The development of industries has led to the destruction of the environment and since everything is complexly intertwined, it risks harming the human bodies and other unintended consequences to the natural ecosystems. TA proves this point by using the agency of insects. The author explains how a single action such as opening Japan to international market resulted in the invasion of the beetles pest in the US. The agricultural pests destroyed crops and the entomologist had to use insecticide to control them. However, it resulted in deaths of birds and household animals. Additionally, the mine refineries that were established in Japan led to the extinction of the wild silkworm. Nowadays, silkworms are engineered by scientits and they are sold to the international market. Indeed, the mines destroyed the water bodies, an issue that resulted in economic hardships for farmers that depended on it for farming. The use of chemical for agricultural practice has had an effect on human health and the natural ecosystem as they are all connected. Japan started using poisonous chemicals such as the organophosphorus to control insect and it instead resulted in the destruction of the agricultural land and increased the number of suicide cases in the country. Lastly, CHJ proves that evidence indicates how the Ashio copper mine resulted in pollution of the environment in the region.
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Surname 7 Therefore, civilization is a pyramid scheme because as human take actions of development and progression, several factors, including humans, nonliving, and insects are all affected. As such, the country should ensure that before any action is considered, the effects on the environment should be established. Indeed, in order to understand the effect of toxins on the natural ecosystem, it is important to study all environmental factors together and not separate them since they are all hybrid complex.
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Surname 8 Works Cited Walker, Brett L. A Concise History of Japan . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Walker, Brett. Toxic Archipelago: A History of Industrial Disease in Japan . Seattle, Wash.: University of Washington Press, 2011.
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