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Global warming

04 Sep

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As a result of a management course on “Environmental Management Systems” – ISO: 14001-2004, I attended recently, I could gather some knowledge about environment and danger of our planet facing today. Government bodies, down to citizen are responsible for the environment or pollution. At least everybody should aware about the situation and try to contribute as little as possible. For example next time replace your electric bulb with a CFL lamp. Travel by public transport or pool car or Metro instead of your own car. After knowing the situation of our own planet my conscious just can’t keep mum. As a responsible citizen of this planet, it’s my duty to spread this to others for awareness. In summer we can feel the heat of Global warming. More over we can very well see that the pattern of seasons have changed to erratic.

Look at the news item below, which says the situation is very much alarming:

“One of the Nasa scientists has warned that pollution has increased to such an extent, that unless drastic cuts are made within the next decade, it will become difficult for mankind to reverse the effects of global warming. Jim Hansen, Director of the Nasa Goddard Institute for Space Studies in NY, said the situation could be left with no ice at all. In other words, huge rise in sea levels and extinction of many species, he said. “Half the people in the world live within 15 miles of a coastline. A large fraction of the major cities are on the coastlines. Once you get the process started, and well on the way , it is impossible to prevent it. That’s why we need to address the issue before it gets out of control. We just can’t burn all the fossil fuels (Coal, Petrol & Gases) in the ground.” The Mirror quoted him as saying. “ (Times of India : 4 Jan 2007)

We should not forget the following quotes, which say:

“Past is the cause of the present, and the present will be the cause of the future. All these are links in the endless chain stretching from the finite to infinite.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

“The earth, the air, the land and the water are not an inheritance from our fore fathers but on loan from our children. So we have to handover to them at least as it was handed over to us”.

~Mahatma Gandhi

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