HUMANS-A PLAGUE TO THE EARTH

Non-fiction Apr 15, 2020

“THE EARTH DOES NOT BELONG TO US, WE BELONG TO THE EARTH” IT IS HIGH TIME WE UNDERSTAND THIS UNIVERSAL TRUTH, THE EARTH IS WHAT WE ALL HAVE IN COMMON, THE EARTH WE SHARE IS NOT JUST A SPHERE ROTATING AND REVOLVING IN THE UNIVERSE BUT A LIVING NURTURING BEING, SHE CARES FOR US AND DESERVES OUR CARE IN RETURN TOO, WE SHOULD NOT FORGET THAT ALL FORMS OF LIFE COMES FROM THE EARTH AND RETURNS BACK TO EARTH.

MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT THE EARTH IS BECOMING A BETTER PLACE BECAUSE OF HUMAN ACTIVITIES. MOST OF US HAVE A NOTION THAT WE ARE THE BEST CREATION OF GOD, HOWEVER, ASK YOURSELVES WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO CALL OURSELVES THE BEST, WELL, I THINK ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, ACCORDING TO ME, WE WERE SUPPOSED TO BE THE BEST CREATION BUT, WE FAILED TERRIBLY. WE WERE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT OUR EARTH, WE WERE SUPPOSED TO MAKE IT A BETTER PLACE, PLANT TREES, REDUCE POLLUTION, USE ALL THE RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY, WE HAD TO PROTECT IT FROM EVIL BEINGS, ON THE CONTRARY, ALL THAT WE HAVE DONE IS BECOME EVIL, WE ARE THE REASON FOR IT'S PRESENT CONDITION, A CONDITION WHEREBY IT IS ON THE VERGE OF DYING, A CONDITION WHERE THE AIR IS MIXED WITH ALL THE EXCELLENT GASES RELEASED BY THE INDUSTRIES,THE GASES RELEASED BY OUR INDUSTRIES ARE SO PURE THAT OUR POLLUTION LEVELS HAVE INCREASED DRASTICALLY, WE PRODUCE SO MUCH HAZARDOUS GASES THAT CLEAN AIR IS SOMETHING RARE TO FIND, IT IS JUST LIKE FINDING A DROP OF WATER IN THE DESERT, NOT TO FORGET GLOBAL WARMING ANOTHER GIFT OF MANKIND TO IT'S MOTHER, AS A RESULT OF WHICH THE AVERAGE GLOBAL TEMPERATURE HAS RISEN BY AROUND 3-5 DEGREES, OWING TO WHICH THE GLACIERS HAVE ALREADY STARTED TO MELT, ICE IN NORTH POLE HAS REACHED IT'S LOWEST LEVELS, AT THIS RATE ONLY A MATTER OF FEW DECADES AND HALF OF THE EARTH IS SUBMERGED IN WATER, WELL THE OTHER HALF IS NO BETTER THEY WILL BE FACING OTHER ISSUES LIKE HUNGER, FAMINES DUE TO THE VARIOUS FORMS OF POLLUTION CAUSED BY US, SO THEY ARE IN A SITUATION EQUALLY BAD.

SPEAKING OF WATER WE DISPOSE OF OUR WASTE IN THE OCEAN WITHOUT THINKING OF THE FISHES AND OTHER ECOSYSTEMS PRESENT THERE, AS A RESULT OF WHICH OUR WATER BODIES ARE FILLED WITH PLASTIC AND OTHER WASTES DISPOSED BY SMART,EDUCATED PEOPLE LIKE US, SCIENTISTS PREDICT THAT BY 2040 THE WATER BODIES ON EARTH WILL HAVE MORE PLASTIC THAN LIVING BEINGS PRESENT IN IT, WE SLAUGHTER TREES WITHOUT THINKING OF THE SHADE THAT THEY PROVIDE DURING SUMMERS,THE OXYGEN THAT THEY PROVIDE WITHOUT WHICH WE CAN NOT SURVIVE, AND FOR WHAT REASON JUST BECAUSE WE WANT TO MAKE MATERIAL THINGS, WE BURN DOWN FORESTS A HOME TO THOUSANDS OF ECOSYSTEMS FOR COLONISATION,OUR FACTORIES PRODUCE SO MUCH WASTE WHICH AFFECTS OUR CLIMATE AND IRNOICALLY THERE ARE SOME SMART PEOPLE WHO STILL THINK WE ARE DOING GOOD, WE ARE IMPROVING OUR TECHNOLOGY AND FACILITIES BUT AT WHAT COST,I DON'T THINK ANY TECHNOLOGY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN OUR LIVES,WE HAVE ALREADY MURDERED MANY ECOSYSTEMS AND ARE ON THE VERGE OF SLAYING MANY MORE,WE ARE SO IMPRUDENT THAT WE FAIL TO RECOGNIZE THAT IT IS JUST A MATTER OF A FEW CENTURIES AND WE BE ON THE VERGE OF EXTINCTION  TOO. GEOLOGISTS AND SCIENTISTS PREDICT THAT WE ARE THE FIRST GENERATION FACING THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE LAST GENERATION THAT CAN DO SOMETHING TO STOP IT FROM GETTING WORSE.

WE ALL ARE KILLING OURSELVES DAILY, SO IF WE WANT TO SURVIVE, WE MUST CHANGE OUR LIFESTYLE. WE MUST UNITE AND FIGHT THE BATTLE OF OUR LIVES. IT IS THE ONLY WAY OF OUR SURVIVAL. WHAT DOES EACH ONE OF US WANT, DO WE WANT TO LIVE OR DIE, DO WE WANT OUR CHILDREN TO SEE THE BEAUTY OF EARTH OR WE WANT THEM TO FACE THE CONSEQUENCES OF OUR IRRATIONAL CHOICES AND EVENTUALLY DIE BECAUSE OF OUR ACTIONS, WE ALL HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE AND I HOPE WE MAKE THE RIGHT ONE. CONSIDERING RECENT TIMES, THE TIME OF QUARANTINE DUE TO SPREAD OF CORONA VIRUS OR AS I WOULD LIKE TO CALL IT EARTH'S GUARDIAN, THE ONE PROTECTING IT FROM THE CRUELTY AND MALPRACTICES THAT HUMANS PERFORM ON MOTHER EARTH. I WOULD LIKE EVERYONE TO ASK THEMSELVES A QUESTION, WHO IS THE ACTUAL VIRUS? IS IT THE RECENT WORLD RENOWNED CORONA VIRUS OR IS IT WE HUMANS, I BELIEVE THE LATTER IS THE ACTUAL VIRUS AND CORONA VIRUS IS JUST ANOTHER PATRON TRYING TO PROTECT THE EARTH FROM THE BARBAROUS HUMANS WHO HAVE GONE THE EXTRA MILE IN DESTROYING IT. IT IS ANOTHER REMINDER THAT IT IS TIME WE HUMANS PAY FOR WHAT WE HAVE DONE AND ALSO A WARNING BELL THAT THERE IS STILL TIME FOR US TO CHANGE OURSELVES OR ELSE WE END OUR HUMAN CIVILISATION.

AS HUMANS WE ALL HAVE CHOICES TO MAKE, EITHER WE START CHANGING OR DIE FACING THE CONSEQUENCES OF OUR NEGLIGIENCE, AND AS MAHATMA GANDHI RIGHTLY SAID “THE EARTH HAS ENOUGH RESOURCES TO SATISFY EVERY MAN’S NEED, BUT NOT TO SATISFY EVERY MAN’S GREED”, SO IT IS HIGH TIME WE STOP BEING GREEDY, IT IS TIME WE START TAKING RESPONSIBILITY OF OUR ACTIONS, REMEMBER IT IS BETTER LATE THAN NEVER, ALL WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT WE NEED TO LOVE THE EARTH LIKE WE LOVE OURSELVES AND PROTECT IT IN THE SAME WAY WE PROTECT OURSELVES, HUMANS PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE IN THE ENDGAME NOW, SO BETTER ASSEMBLE AND PROTECT THE EARTH.

-Parth Yadav

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