The Mankind’s Curse
‘If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind, they are called vandals; if they destroy something irreplaceable made by God, they are called developers.’- Joseph Wood Krutch
We were given a world so beautiful that living in the world would make us feel like heaven. But we have a habit of destroying the things too beautiful to love. Ever since humans have started to reside on this mother earth, the planet had gone from best to worse. We have started invention of wars, hatred for other human beings, killing of innocent people, claiming territory, hunger for money etc.
The worse thing we have given to the mother earth is the pollution, the effects on her environment. We have polluted the environment to such an extent that the damages are beyond repair.
Climate change has been an issue in the world since quite a long time now. The increasing temperature of the earth and the growing scorching heat is making the lives of the people miserable. Climate change has also been given the name of global warming; it basically means the rise in the average surface temperatures on earth. An overwhelming scientific consensus maintains that climate change is due primarily to the human use of fossil fuels, which releases carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air. The gases trap heat within the atmosphere, which can have a range of effects on ecosystems, including rising sea levels, severe weather events, and droughts that render landscapes more susceptible to wildfires.
Many people tend to believe that the climate change is just a hoax; they seem to disagree with the statement of the climate change. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration concur that climate change is indeed occurring and is almost certainly due to human activity.
Climate change has been mainly due to the burning of fossil fuels, which have been emitting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Other human activities, such as agriculture and deforestation, also contribute to the proliferation of greenhouse gases that cause climate change.
While consensus among nearly all scientists, scientific organizations, and governments is that climate change is happening and is caused by human activity, a small minority of voices questions the validity of such assertions and prefers to cast doubt on the preponderance of evidence. Climate change deniers often claim that recent changes attributed to human activity can be seen as part of the natural variations in Earth’s climate and temperature, and that it is difficult or impossible to establish a direct connection between climate change and any single weather event, such as a hurricane. While the latter is generally true, decades of data and analysis support the reality of climate change—and the human factor in this process. In any case, economists agree that acting to reduce fossil fuel emissions would be far less expensive than dealing with the consequences of not doing so.
But the main question that we all have to answer is what have we done or what are we doing to save our environment? We raise questions on one another, we lay fingers at each other? But finally we rest ourselves thinking eventually everything will fall in place and we keep doing what we had been doing.
As the resident of this planet it is our job and responsibility to work together for the betterment of our environment, as parents what are we going to leave for our kids, a planet where half of the species of animals are extinct and half of them are on the verge of being extinct.
Places where the temperature is rising and the seasons are decreasing. As parents we should be more responsible for our kid’s future.
If we don’t change what we are doing now, and continue to do so, we might leave just few memories of our kids to remember.
BE THE CHANGE TO SEE THE CHANGE.
- Climate change
- global warming
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Comment by Anil Singh
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thank you sir
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