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Kazuhiro Sasaki / Photographer | Member | SAMURAI FOTO
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持続可能な開発 / sustainable development

日本人は自然を都合よくコントロールすることに苦心してきた。

たとえば、1947年のカスリーン台風によって多くの犠牲と被害を受けた。これにより河川堤防の重要性とダムの必要性を認識し、各地にダムを造り始めた。また、1954年の伊勢湾台風で5000人以上の犠牲者を出したときは台風の進路予想に正確を求め、気象衛星「ひまわり」を打ち上げる決断をした。

だが、近年は気象の変化が我々の想像以上に激変しているために、さらなる対応が求められている。これは、我々が自然をコントロールをするために手を入れすぎたことが原因の一端でもあるようだ。

哲学者イマヌエル・カントは「人間は安楽に満足して生きたいと思うが、自然は人間が安楽と無為の満足に甘んじさせずに、苦労や労働に打ち勝つ手段に知恵をしぼらせようとして、苦労や労働の中に人間を放り込む」といっているが、今まさにその言葉の意味をひしひしと感じる。

確かに我々は自然に幾度も試練を与えられてきた。多くの失敗と犠牲の上に立ち、試行錯誤によって治水、利水ための土木施設を築造してきたのだが、それを越えて、自然は我々に解決すべきさらに大きな難題の解決を迫っている。

ダムや堤防などの治水施設は一度造れば終わりでなく、日々のメンテナンスに加えて、環境の変化に応じて、改築していかなければならない。人工物が自然に勝ることはできないが、人工物にも生き物と同じだけの新陳代謝を持たせるべきだということだろう。

私たちのために造り出したものであるが、これらによって我々の生活は守られている。これらの施設はもはや、変化する地球と我々を正常に生きさせるための架け橋なのだ。

japanese people have made strenuous effort to control nature to their own advantage. in1947, typhoon kathleen affected the kanto area in japan and caused severe damage. since then, people have recognized the importance of river banks and the need for dams, so they started building dams all over japan. when typhoon vera, or isewan typhoon, occurred in 1954, more than 5,000 people were injured or killed by the disaster. therefore, the government decided to launch the meteorological satellite ‘himawari’ into space to get to know the paths of typhoons more accurately.however, in recent years, the weather conditions bring about drastic changes, more than we could have imagined. so, it is expected that people should change further. but, i'm afraid that people have worked too much, trying to control nature. immanuel kant, a german philosopher, said, "we want to be satisfied and live in comfort, but nature throws us into difficulties and labors, not settling for comfort and misspent satisfaction. it teaches us how to overcome trouble, and we learn lessons from that." i’m deeply affected by these words now. we have been through ordeals of nature over and over. through trial and error, we have built civil engineering facilities for flood control and water utilization. even though we have had many failures and sacrifices, we keep going on. however, nature poses us a greater challenge to solve. it is not the end when we make river improvement facilities such as dams and dikes once. daily maintenance is also required. moreover, we need to rebuild them from time to time when they cause environmental changes. no human force can prevail against the power of nature, and we should keep up with changes in nature. those facilities are built by humans. we built them to protect our lives from natural disasters and damage. they are, so to speak, a bridge between the changing earth and us, that help to live normally.


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