My World is Dying… Literally!
These days, I have been watching a lot of Discovery channel and most of the programs I watch are related to global warming, water shortage and the works. I am hooked to these programs but the more I watch them, the more I am scared about the future of this planet… trust me the way we are going, it does not look bright at all. Researchers in the west are trying to come up with solutions to stop and even reverse global warming but here in India, I don’t even hear people talking about it.
Just today I was watching DD (Door Darshan)… Yes! You heard me right. There was a special program coming on the “Evening Show” where an expert was talking about the water shortage all over India. He was not at all shy in explaining how bad the situation is, according to him we have crossed the danger zone of the ground water level which usually takes about a hundred years to replenish itself. Simply put… all the tube wells we have dug have dried up the underground water lever and the worse part is that we then dig even deeper to fish out whatever water is left.
Our Government / Politicians have completely ignored the issue… they think short terms, which often leads no where. If this continues, in 50 years we would be surviving on a dead planet, can you imagine it? Water is the source of all life and without it everything on this planet will seize to exist.
There are many things which you and I can do to make a difference. First, start watching the Discovery channel so that this issue hits you where it should. I also watch a lot of programs which help you go green. Harvesting rain water, using solar power… etc. By watching such programs one becomes aware of what all can be done and how little it takes to do it.
Lastly, if this destruction continues we will see things going from bad to worse in our lifetime only… doesn’t this thought scare you?