Earth Day 2016: Saving our environment

Every year we celebrate Earth Day on 22nd of April to protect the planet we are residing in.

Do you know that we are very near to observe the 50th Earth Day?

But the Question is why we need to observe this?

Why we are making so much effort, raising awareness, arranging walks, voting for the need of prompt action?

The simplest answer is: We are guilty.

Yes, we are guilty of being cruel to our environment, bringing destruction to our home, to our own living place. We have interrupted the balance of the ecosystem provided by the nature. With our obsession with industrialization, we have forgotten our living partners, our natural friends, the bounties the nature has provided us.

Now as a result we have to admit that 2015 was the hottest year till date, the airway diseases have increased rapidly and epidemics have become frequent while the heat stroke cases have become a routine. These are all the gifts of bizarre global changes brought by us. Climatologists have warned that if no appropriate action is taken, these changes will become irreversible.

We have not only become dangerous to ourselves but have also risked the existence of our animal friends. They play a significant role in maintaining the balance of life. The list of the endangered species are on the rise. The recent animal on the verge of extinction is Javan Tigers, the others include Indus Dolphins, Snow Leopard, Giant Panda and Musk Deer to name a few. They got killed vicariously by choking, lack of food and habitat, various diseases (not to mention the excessive and unlawful hunting).

Some of our animal friends have taken a leap and become warriors to heal the damage we have done to our Mother Earth. They not only provide help by maintaining a balance in the ecosystem but also extend a hand to clean the garbage.

In the following video, you can see a site filled with garbage and the cows surrounding them.  It is a part of their daily stroll, together these cows wander to find any leftovers, any organics, gulping them down bravely, offering their help to decrease the trash, to start the first step of recycling by separating any organic leftovers.

But what are we giving them in return?

More trash, more dirt, less grass, less healthy food, more inappropriate living conditions.

It’s high time that we should come out of the shell and take a look at the havoc we have created, yet the nature is so patient that it keeps alarming us with rising temperatures, frequent storms, illnesses etc. continuously knocking; to pay heed, to pay heed……………………..

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