Aang, we need you!

Ecology is the science of the study of ecosystems. Ecological balance has been defined by various online dictionaries as « a state of dynamic equilibrium within a community of organisms in which genetic, species and ecosystem diversity remain relatively stable, subject to gradual changes through natural succession. » A balanced ecosystem is required for organisms to thrive in a specific environment and in a world where The Fire Lord is trying to take over then world and destroy that peaceful balance no one can restore it other than The Avatar, Aang. *cue dramatic music*. 

Water. Earth. Fire. Air.

Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them, but when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed, and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an air bender named Aang, and although his air bending skills are great, he has a lot to learn before he’s ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can save the world.

If you did not read that in Katara’s voice, you read it wrong 

It is no secret that the four elements, – water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four- okay yeah you get the point. As I was saying, the four elements are very important components in the series and Aang represents the necessity of all four elements, but he also represents the need for balance. As the story unfolds, the viewers get to see the catastrophic road that the world is going down once the fire nation begins to take over, overpowering the other nations and completely messing with the balance that once was. Fire trumping all. 

People were dying. The earth was eroding. Water was evaporating (that was a joke). The world was changing for the worse. 

As Aang travelled across the world, learning how to control all four elements to restore equilibrium, we learned about the different tribes and the history of the world and we I, as a viewer was convinced that the world needed balance. 

However, I never made the connection between that world… and this one. What would happen if all the countries all over the world all of a sudden only had one season? Imagine ice, snow and cold weather everywhere, all the time. What would happen to our vegetation? To our wildlife? What would happen if the evil fire lord (aka Trump) ruled the entire world? I mean come on he doesn’t even believe in climate change.

The world needs balance and right now, we need Aang. Because I believe Aang can save the world.

https://genius.com/Avatar-the-last-airbender-avatar-the-last-airbender-theme-intro-annotated

https://www.pbl.nl/en/publications/2009/Environmental-Balance-2009.-Summary

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