Environmental dilemma; Planet earth leading towards population zero
Environmental dilemma, in India. Planet earth leading towards population zero. It is true that we have wantonly ruined this planet during the past two centuries of the industrial revolution. But now there is a worldwide concern over the issue of protecting this earth.
If the world is not taking environment seriously we wouldn’t be sitting here discussing an issue like this.
Awareness has been created through education so that the new generation is well acquainted with the impending disaster. Today the media plays a vital role in creating environmental awareness, forcing the concerned authorities to take necessary corrective steps in this regard.
Environmental dilemma, in India. Twenty years after the first global environment conference, the UN sought to help Governments rethink economic development and find ways to halt the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources and pollution of the planet.
As a result in 1992, 117 heads of state and representatives of 178 countries met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the first international Earth Summit convened to address urgent problem of environmental protection and socio-economic development.
In 1997 the United Nations General Assembly meeting in a special session agreed that a five year review of Earth Summit progress should be made.
This special session of the UN General Assembly look stock of how well countries, international organizations and sectors of civil society have responded to the challenge of the Earth Summit.
Hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life were drawn into the Rio process.
They persuaded their leaders to go to Rio and join other nations in making the difficult decisions needed to ensure a healthy planet for generations to come. A follow-up meeting of the Earth Summit was also held in 2002 in Johannesburg.
Today all the Governments have recognized the need to redirect international and national plans and policies to ensure that all economic decisions fully took into account any environmental impact. Carbon trading is gaining popularity in today’s world.
Thus there is no doubt that environmental issues are gaining momentum in today’s world.
More and more scientists across the globe agree that climate change caused by greenhouse gas emission is happening.
Recently more than 1,500 of the world’s senior scientists, including the majority of living Nobel laureates in science, issued a declaration urging that the United States.
Other nations commit themselves to legally binding limits on the emissions of heat-trapping gases that are contributing to global warming In the recent past the British PM urged cooperation of all countries to tackle the problem of global warming.
Japan for example has become unquestionably successful in terms of overcoming industrial pollution In India too there is a growing concern regarding this issue and steps are being taken to tackle the problem. Take for example the city like Delhi.
We all know the condition of this capital city ten years ago. It was nothing less a gas chamber. But things undergone a drastic change in the past few years. All the polluting factories have been taken out of the city limits.
All the public transport in Delhi went for a conversion to CNG Pollution control certificates have been made mandatory for all the vehicles and the violators are penalized heavily. The non-polluting mass transport system Metro has changed the lifestyle of the people in Delhi. It is serving as a role model for various countries.
Recently an International concert was held in Germany to make people aware of the threat and take necessary steps to reduce carbon emission globally.
Planet earth leading towards population zero. Environmentalists and others who speak of approaching zero environmental disasters are often portrayed as pansy-headed doom and-gloomers who just don’t know how to relax and enjoy life.
But it’s bone-headed to think that we can live outside the laws of nature forever simply. Because the technological advances of the last century have allowed us to arrive at such a position. Nature can and does “snap back” from time to time.
Consider tectonic plates. They get stuck on each other and temporarily absorb the continuing pressure of subsurface movement. But the plates eventually snap back into a sustainable position.
The result on the earth’s surface is often a devastating earthquake or tsunami. In the same way, environmental problems can build slowly until they reach a tipping point, when they can cause serious problems for the inhabitants of a region-or the entire planet.
Our global economy is outgrowing the capacity of the earth to support it, moving our early twenty-first century civilization ever closer to decline and possible collapse.
In our preoccupation with quarterly earnings reports and year-to-year economic growth, we have lost sight of how large the human enterprise has become relative to the earth’s resources. A century ago, annual growth in the world economy was measured in billions of dollars.
Today it is measured in trillions. As a result, we are consuming renewable resources faster than they can regenerate.
Forests are shrinking, grasslands are deteriorating, water tables are falling, fisheries are collapsing, and soils are eroding.
We are using up oil at a pace that leaves little time to plan beyond peak oil.
And we are discharging greenhouse gases into the atmosphere faster than nature can absorb them, setting the stage for a rise in the earth’s temperature.