Demonic possession of environment

Exploration is the action of discovering an unfamiliar area or thorough examination of a particular subject. But human beings have literally changed the meaning of this word. We are ready to do anything for the sake of knowing – It is as if our desires have become harmful for our home planet.

We humans rather than being fascinated by the creation of nature have focused on the destruction of it. And therefore, some things are better be unexplored and unrevealed because maybe we are too smart for our own good.

Our planet is 4.5 billion years old; mankind is about 140 thousand years old. If we put this in perspective of the earth’s life span as 24 hours, then we humans have been here on this planet for only 3 seconds, and look what we have done!

Consider nuclear power which is a dangerous energy source if not controlled – Chernobyl, Fukushima, Hiroshima and Nagasaki need no introduction to the catastrophic nuclear accidents. Hundreds of thousands of lives were destroyed in seconds, a large number of animals stopped reproducing and millions of dollars were wasted!

In recent years, scientists have been carefully examining the way that people have affected the environment. It has been established that we are causing air pollution, deforestation, acid rain and other massive problems which are dangerous to the planet earth. We have increased the extinction of animals by 1000 times more than the normal rate. What if, in the next 10 to 1000 years, every beloved animal character in every jungle book goes extinct?

  • Deforestation.
  • Pollution.
  • Over-population.
  • Habitat destruction.
  • Global Warming.
  • Widespread fires.
  • Flooding.

If we analyze carefully, the source of all these big problems are human beings – we have destroyed forests to create cities, we have polluted air, water and land in the name of development and we have also burnt harmful substances which is slowly giving rise to the global warming.

So what is the solution?

How can we save our beloved tigers, polar bears and pandas from vanishing? How can we stop ourselves from degrading our environment? What should we do? Unfortunately, there is no correct answer to this question. But first of all, we will need to find an alternative energy source and replace the harmful fossil fuels (coal, petrol, and diesel). By doing that, we can curb global warming and save the polar ice caps from melting. Second we have to plant tree at a massive scale to stop flooding and help the wild regain their homes.

This post was written by Priyanshi Mishra, an environmentalist

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