Tony Blair once said â€œGlobal warming is too serious for the world any longer to ignore its dangerâ€
There is little doubt that the planet is warming. Over the last century, our planet’s temperature has risen by around 1 degree Fahrenheit. The United Nations panel on climate change projects that the global temperature will rise by 3-10 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century – which is enough to have the polar caps melted. If the ice caps melt, a vast majority of our land will be underwater. It is well known that the recent natural calamities like floods, earthquakes etc. are the effects of climate change.
We all understand one thing from the recent Copenhagen summit, Our politicians and people who are leading the corporate world do not care about our planet anymore . Neither they going to take any action anytime soon . What they only care about is , GDP growth , financial stability and economic advancement . I believe the COP summit is a mockery to mask their activities.
We all understand that Countryâ€™s growth is important from a business perspective. Manufacturing companies would not be able to sustain if they cut down on the carbon emission or cap its limit. But I would like to ask them ,why we need to have 10- 12 % GDP growth when we wont have a place to live in near future.
Our ministers and politicians seem inefficient, inarticulate and reasonably unintelligent, when they deal with environmental issues. So I would like to tell all of you to join a campaign to tell these policy makers that, the time to do has arrived and the to time talk has already gone. As we all know better late than never !
I hope that govt will take immediate action to cut down the carbon emission and I also hope that these developing countries will realize that if not taken into concern they will have recurrence of natural calamities with greater viciousness greater causalities and more comprehensive destruction’s. Even 2012 will not remain as a mystery.
NOTE: This is an article by my friend Nithin Jose (Nit). You may contact him @ Facebook