It is significant to note both types of pollution; hard and soft, are equally a threat to human beings (Serres, 1-89). He does this by first analyzing the origin of problems existing in the globe and affecting the environment. Reflecting back during the industrial revolution, it is established that human beings have continued to increase the rate of pollution. The preeminent solution he advices man to apply to avoid polluting the earth is that they ought to assume that they possess the world and assume that they rent the earth. It is believed that through this idea, man will have the conscious of protecting the earth since he will pay for spoils made during the settle on earth as a renter (Serres, 1-89).
Serres warns human kind to be exceptionally serious on the issue of polluting the earth since it is heading for disaster, and this will hurt and wipe all living creature on the globe. Serres comes up with another common phrase ‘our cleanness is our dirt’, which is proven by the behavior of human beings who intentionally pollute the earth to mark their territory and avoid other creatures (Serres, 1-89). This is true since some animals will mark their habitat and keep away other animals through urinating around the area. The strong smell of the urine makes other creatures uncomfortable from approaching the region because of the smell.
Some of the concepts and arguments found in the book and highlighted depict Michel as a spiritual a despised and unwanted leader in the society. He is the savior of the earth; hence, he is nothing short of a social/spiritual call of arms (Serres, 1-89). Serres is a lone voice being heard in the desert emphasizing on the value of man to change course. Examples of the entities being used to mark territories in the globe include oil, chemical and power companies situated worldwide. Serres also discusses on the interface amid human nature and the rest of nature by doing several researches like