December 21, 2012 was anticipated to bring the end of the world but fortunately or unfortunately, the Mayan Calendar proved to be wrong.
The question remains where it is, though. Has the worse passed or is it fast approaching? Environmentalists have been yelling warnings from rooftops that if we don’t act fast, the world will indeed reach the end very soon.
But do we care? The answer is a single-syllabled ‘no’.
Most are under the impression that if a thousand year old prediction didn’t kill us, nothing else will. Oh, how shallow we are! Each and every one of us is writing the future of life and sadly, it is tenebrous. We are the cruelest creatures on Planet Earth and not only are we destroying the habitat of other animals and pushing them into extinction, we are also obliterating our own lives at a pretty fast pace.
Through pollution we are beckoning our end closer and because of us, poor animals have to suffer endlessly due to the fact that our doings [deforestation and pollution] are resulting in the end of their habitat and ultimately causing a lot of imbalance in the ecosystem. Globalization actually seems to have done more harm than good for us. It has led to acid rains, terrible air pollution, water pollution, ozone depletion, soil pollution, overpopulation, and the dreadful global warming.
Not many actually realize but every year, one in five people dies because of at least one of these environment issues. Most of these issues are a result of inappropriate use of resources and energy. Thankfully though, we can actually solve these issues. To begin with, we should dial down the consumption of natural resources and make sure we cut down pollution from its prime. It can indeed be done.
The solution to all these problems is recycling.
Know that a number of products can be recycled with ease. By recycling we can actually bring down the environmental strain that we are facing today. Besides paper and plastic, you can recycle cell phones and other electronic devices too. By doing so, you will also reduce the need to cut down trees.
Along with recycling, we should start reusing materials of plant origin so that the need to exploit natural resources goes down considerably.
We created the problem and we know the solution to it. All we have to do now is implement the solution and save ourselves before it is too late. [It already IS late by the way.]