the world health organisation(WHO) every year celebrates WHO day and outlines a theme to celebrate to emphasise the need of awareness towards the theme.the theme choosen outlines health and environment issues affecting human lives.
this years WHO- day theme is " protecting health from climate change"........emphasising thereby the affect of climatic change on human beings.....these "climatic changes" include increased incidence of global warming leading to change in patterns of precipitation(meaning rain and snowfall) leading to famines and floods,changes in patterns and duration of seasons leading to changes in breeding habits of life forms (some of these are causative organisms of various human diseases) and agricultural losses,increased pollution is not only affecting air water and food quality but perpetrating disasters in form of acid rains and depletion of ozone layer...the list continues......
the effects due to these environmental changes are more visible in developing and economically poor countries which are all ready facing the burnt of political instability,poverty,malnourishment etc......even the developed countries face the same challenges but better socio-economic conditions help them to bear the burden well...........BUT both developing and developed countries are equal contributors to this environmental disaster...........and believe me the developed more because they have the resources to tackle the menace but the lack of willpower.
In 2005 after the release of the movie AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH(the title was apt....'cuz we all know the truth...but because the harsh reality it opens and the harsher measure it demands of us and our lifestyle.....makes us either shut our eye to it or deny it....to make things look better) there was an uproar about the impacts of global warming.It brought to light that a mere 1F increase in temperature of earth over the last decade has lead to such enormous climatic changes......that the increase in temperature that had been predicted over the next two decades would simply change the face of our planet.
A new report published in 2008 in nature magazine has highlighted that the the predicted temperature changes would not take place for another 20 years,because of the earth's ecosystems ability to mitigate and undo the damage(to put the contents of the report simply).These conclusion has led the supporters of those saying that global warming is merely a hue and cry to jump with joy.........BUT BUT and BUT
According to WHO reports.....global warming is a happening phenomenon...the temperature rise may occur in next 30yrs or 40yrs may be.....but it will occur that no environmental scientist and no reports deny.......and when it happens the effects are going to be as severe or may be more than predicted.
The only solution to this problem is accepting it and not denying it.Mother earth is giving us another chance to set our acts right.So rather than evading this responsibility and playing the blame game......Let us all join hands and do our part (whatever little we can do)...........not just for ourselves but for our generations to come.....for our children and there children.....so that they may not have to say "what ever were our parents and grandparents doing with all the time they had"
to quote "think about generations to come"
this planet with it's heritage and resources is not our property but a responsibility,and for this responsibility we are answerable to none other than our children.
( in the nxt blog: the things we can do to make a differnce.....ny suggetions are heartily welcome)