Stop Extracting and Start preserving
Environment the surrounding we all live in. It icludes the vast natural resources of our world to the surrounding tech savy space of our day to day lives. Environment can be categorized into natural , artificial nad social.
Now lets keep artificial nad social aside and talk about our natural environment. Since the birth of mankind, humans have been dependent on nature. We foraged forest for food, hunted the animals for meat and fur , fished the lakes, rivers and oceans for food. We have chopped down forests for timbers. Now we always thought that no matter how much we extract from nature , it would be replenished by itself. It has always been an one sided affair between us and nature. As time went by we humans became reckless, which finally tipped the balance.
With the advent of new technology, we have chpped down acres of forest in a day, with improved nets and navgation we have overfished the oceans causing severe damage to the population of fishes and marine life. The discovery of fossil fuels and with the advent of industial revolution tonnes of green house gases have been released into the atmosphere. The CFCs have created a hole in the ozone. This has lead to a drastic increase in the global temperature, which has resulted in the melting of polar icecaps. It does not stop here we have hunted animal species to extinction, left -places barren and irradiated with nuclear tests, destroyed ecosystems with our trash and illegal constructions etc.
Well mother nature has back fired too. In the last few decades there has been many natural disasters. There has been increased number of cyclones, hurricanes, flash floods etc. causing great damage to human life, property and surrounding environment. Few examples are 2004 Tsunami (Indonesia), hurricane katrina 2005 USA, Flash flood Utttrakhand 2013 and most recnt flood at Kerala.
Its time people realize that this one sided affair with nature is not working and turn it into a mutual healthy relationship. We should stop exploting and start preserving. We should start by decommisioning illegal construction, afforestation a nd also focus on clean energy. We should preserve our forests and wildlife. We should stop over fishing and concentrate on alternate sources of food, like instead of fish we can harvest sea weed, clams ,mussels etc. We should focus on what we have rather than what we need.
India as a developing nation should concentrate on bio fuels,sustainale agriculture etc.