Kill Pollution Or Let It Kill You!
Gosh! I’ve no intention to be preachy with my post. Nor have I planned a ‘ridiculous speech’ to get on your nerves. I know you are just like me who don’t want to be lectured on what you ought to do.
And pollution! Everybody knows pollution is the most alarming issue today. The contaminated particles leak into the environment and pollute it. Simple! Air pollution, soil pollution, water pollution, noise pollution, plastic pollution, radioactive pollution… there is no end!
In the process of urbanisation and making our present comfortable we completely ignored the obvious future. In the name of development we cut the natural-air supply. What’s new?
Today we are at the brink of drowning ourselves in the amenities we created for our comfort. Vehicles, industries, mobile phones, fertilizers, plastics; the boon is a bane in disguise.
*They say- Vehicles and Industries contribute a major chunk to pollution. Minimise the use of motor-vehicles because this is the only solution.
**My plea- Commuting is a big problem now a days. It’s difficult for a person without motor vehicle to survive urban life. Carpool is possible only up to some extent. And how will you close all industry?
*They say- Don’t use plastic, it’s hazardous!
**My plea- Not possible! Every essential commodity comes in plastic cover. Milk, wheat, sugar, pulses or clothes, toys, mobile phones- everything is wrapped in easily available plastic.
Many of these things have plastic as the main constituent. This is ridiculous to suggest that we should stop using plastic completely.
Air pollution equation has been showing polluting results from the very beginning of urbanisation. Vehicles, construction, mining, agriculture, warfare, radioactive activities; all these are too heavy to balance the right side of green Earth.
*They say- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
**My Plea- With rising population, the demand for every commodity is increasing day by day.
More demand= More production = More Industry = More Pollution (=More lectures)
The how and what of “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” is not taught in schools. About 80-90% of the Indian people must not have heard the phrase “Reduce Reuse and Recycle”; leave the urge to carry out the procedure. Those who have heard the about the urgency says,” I want to reduce, reuse and recycle but it requires me to go an extra mile and I don’t want to bother myself!!”
We never fall short of excuses when there’s a need for extra effort. We love our today and don’t want to spoil it. Our short-sightedness fails to recognize the horrors of pollution. Sadder part is that the undeniable future is almost here right at the doorstep knocking with an evil smile.
People are suffering from diseases never seen before. Medicine is baffled by the rise in ailing people across the globe. Technology is a bliss as it helps in finding better treatment everyday.
Who is responsible for the increasing number of health issues? Stress, anxiety, depression, pollution….. Where were these disorders a hundred or two hundred years back?
We know but don’t want to accept that we misused technology. Researchers ease the act of living with latest technologies. These products are instantly distributed to masses without even knowing the impact of their usage. The radiation, the behavioural effects or some other unknown side-effects; common people (Including Myself) don’t bother to go into the details.
The situation is grave and we have no time to ignore the indications nature is giving us. Please find the meaning of “Reduce Reuse and Recycle” and do the needful. Save natural resources, carpool, minimize the use of plastic. Find more tips on internet.
Save Earth- Our only home.