Go green to save the earth | By Jubel D’Cruz, Mumbai

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Go green to save the earth

Today, more and more people are thinking about the environmental issues and ecological conditions of the earth. Why has this problem suddenly become so relevant?

Our entire planet suffers from pollution, global warming, deforestation and extinction of biological species.

These problems are extremely relevant and require rapid and intensive solutionsIt is possible to defeat these problems if the entire humanity changes its approach towards nature, natural resources and the value of nature for its well-being.In simple words, people should go green to save the earth from being polluted.

The phrase “going green” has become a part of everyday discussion.People are being told to switch off the lights, buy energy-saving appliances and drive less.

But what people are not being told is “why” specifically.Global warming has increased in the earth’s average temperature.

Greenhouse gases are the main cause of this problem.Normally, the earth’s atmosphere lets these gases in but does not release all of it.The excess gases keeps the plants warm enough to sustain life.

However, overtime, the atmosphere has sustained damage from chemicals like the ones released in fossil fuels.Why should we take efforts in order to save the earth in the future?

Very few people understand that it is important to change their lifestyle now in order to see the results of these changes in a few decades.

Doubtless, you will not grow a big forest in a year.You can plant a sapling, but it will grow to its proper height only in 10 or 15 years; it takes time.To my mind, this activity resembles investment into a small firm.

In a few years, the firm develops into a big company, which will provide you with a solid profit.Consequently, it is not right to say that the idea of going green is useless.

When you do not see the results of your actions now, it does not mean that you will not see them in 10 or 15 years.Furthermore, we must not be selfish.It is important to think about the well-being of our posterity.

We are responsible for the natural environment and problems which will become a burden for our children.I know that many people do not care about the condition of the earth after their death.

They say that it is the headache of our future generation(s).People do not care about the future and they do not appreciate what they have.

This approach is caused by greediness and consumerism.People want more money and material values in order to satisfy their needs.

They are ready to exhaust the world they live in.They cut down trees, kill animals, birds and fish and pollute rivers, lakes, seas and oceans.

They only care about their profit and nothing more.No wonder, people open new and new plants, factories and power stations which cause harm to the natural environment but provide them with money.

It looks ridiculous when people are ready to destroy forests and pollute the rivers in order to gain profit.

People do not appreciate fresh air and water, though they cannot survive a minute without them.

They are ready to live in an unhealthy, terrible-looking and polluted environment in order to receive more money.

Finally, they will have to pay for their treatment at a hospital because they breathe in polluted air and consume contaminated food and water.

How can we save our planet earth from the results of our harmful activity?To begin with, we should reduce pollution, because it is the cause of numerous problems.

We must not litter the streets, parks and forests.We should recycle wastes in order to save our priceless natural resources.

We should use public transport more frequently because it does not release numerous harmful gases which cause the greenhouse effect and global warming.

Next, entrepreneurs should use special filters at plants, factories and power stations in order to reduce the amount of poisonous emissions into the air and water.

Then, people should stop cutting down trees, because they are the lungs of the earth.

Moreover, every forest is a home for thousands of animals, birds and insects, which improve the balance of ecosystems.

In conclusion, our unwise and extensive activity causes harm to the natural environment.We lose priceless natural resources, fresh air, water, forests, animals, birds, fish, insects, etc.

People should change their lifestyle rapidly in order to stop deforestation, global warming, pollution and other problems which can destroy the life on the planet.

We ought to go green in order to save the life of our future generations.

—The writer is contributing columnist, based in Mumbai, India

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