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12:00 AM, May 19, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 19, 2019

Saving environment is saving life

We have this strange mentality that drives us to destroy things first and then scramble to rebuild them. This applies to almost everything of worth ranging from towns and cities built over centuries to precious natural resources like rivers and forests. When it comes to nature, we have a habit of thinking that we can get away with causing harm to it. But as they say, “every action has an equal and opposite reaction.”

Look at what is happening in various parts of the world. Water bodies including lakes, rivers and oceans are being polluted. Raw sewage and industrial waste are being indiscriminately dumped into them. Forests are being decimated to make way for industrial growth. The question is, where will all this take us? One only needs to look at what is already happening as a result of our mindless actions to understand what bleak future awaits us. Unless we start taking care of our planet and the natural world, the damage will be irreversible and there will be no turning away from total annihilation. The increasing number of cyclones and other extreme weather events around the world is a reminder that we don’t have much time left. We must act fast.


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