When you wake up in the morning and find your house neat and tidy, its such a beautiful feeling. Everything is where it is supposed to be. From the morning newspaper to the cup of tea its all there, READY AND WAITING…..
In scientific terms, our home is our habitat, the place where we live or dwell. This obviously explains the concern towards our home. But home only mean the house that we live in? What about the Environment outside? Who cleans that? NOBODY.
When you go outside your house to the pavement, do you find everything in place there? Is the garbage thrown where it is supposed to be? Is your car parked where it is supposed to be? Well, these are things all of us ignore, you know why? Because it is convenient for us.
This attitude of people has brought the world to the point of devastation. We have been doing this since centuries. Wars and battles were fought, deep holes were dug to build large sky scrapers, natural resources including coal, petroleum, natural gas, water etc. used at a speed 100 times more than their rate of reformation, trees cut down to build large IT parks and SEZs or smooth roads built for you to have an experience of a lifetime when you drive through it.
The earth has seen a lot and it continues to do so. It has worked out till now but it won’t work out in future. They say that when something bad is about to happen the surroundings warn you about it. The earth is also doing that. Icecaps are melting, natural calamities like hurricanes and earthquakes increasing, water table declining. Its all happening before your eyes and we still manage to ignore it because that’s convenient.
As the Indian Constitution says, “If you enjoy a certain set of fundamental rights, you have a few fundamental duties also”. Its our duty to understand the signs given to us the environment. The Earth cannot take anymore of our torture. If this situation continues any further, it might be very difficult to save this planet.
Somebody has to take an initiative and I pledge to do so. Save every drop of water, every drop of fuel, switch off the electric appliances when not in use. I will do everything that is required and I urge you to do the same too because that is the need of the hour.
This is a wake up call…………
THE EARTH IS CALLING!!!!!
Where are you??????????