Topic : Environmental Crisis On The Brink
We celebrate World Environmental Day every year. Do you realize that we are on the brink of a major environmental crisis? No issue has garnered worldwide attention and interest as the deteriorating state of the environment. Media coverage has been extensive. While numerous conventions and conferences have been held and numerous treaties signed and agreements reached, little is actually being done. Mere lip service is simply not enough. Actions speak louder than words. While we cannot reinstate the environment to its primeval state, we can and should take every possible endeavour to prevent it from further deterioration and contamination. We owe it both to ourselves and to the future generations.
Look at the world around us – the world we live in. The air, water and land is becoming more polluted by the day. The air that we breathe has reached hazardous levels, our rivers and seas are no longer clean, clear or inviting to tourists while our towns and cities are virtually being turned into gas chambers. Acid rain, haze, ozone depletion, the greenhouse phenomenon, pollution and deforestation are no longer problems confined to or associated with developed and industrialized nations. They have become a part and parcel of our lives.
What are we going to do? Are we merely going to be bystanders and watch this process of deterioration in motion or do we have a role to play?
Having a sophisticated range of expertise and technologies for tracking and tacking environmental pollution will be no avail if the people remain in a state of apathy and leave it solely to the authorities to deal with the problem. We should realize the urgency of the matter and take the appropriate measures to combat the problem and improve the quality of live.