World Environment Day: COVID 19, Amphan Cyclone (Eastern India and Bangladesh), Nisarga Cyclone (Mumbai), several Earthquakes in Delhi, Australian bushfires, Amazon wildfires, and the list can keep going.
We have been living on the planet where we have been exploiting nature as to our convenience. The impact of human activities includes Deforestation, overexploitation, overconsumption, pollution, to name a few.
Every 5th June, we celebrate World Environment Day, as to spread awareness about the need to preserve the environment. But have we actually succeeded in it?
World Environment Day is the biggest recognition for encouraging people to save the different environmental challenges the world is facing today.
Deforestation, Volcanic Eruptions, and Wild forest fires are all we have been talking about for some years and especially in 2020. But what are we actually doing about it?
We may not be degrading our environment purposely but our presence is definitely having a negative impact on it. With the exponential boom in the population, we require more land, water, and more of everything.
Vehicle emissions, toxic waste, carbon emissions-all emit toxins into the environment causing air pollution. The by-products of our inventions and ingenuity are causing global warming.
In the “name” of the development, the human race has been using natural resources faster than the planet can replenish them, without realizing that the Earth’s supply is not infinite.
We have seen the Earth healing itself before our eyes with the Economic activity pause since the start of Coronavirus. If it is ready to work for itself, then why are we avoiding it, and exploiting it to our luxuries?
FACTS ABOUT ENVIRONMENT DEGRADATION
The world has already lost 80% of its forests with a current deforestation rate of 5-7% every decade. That is a bit much, don’t you think?
27% of coral reefs have already been destroyed, thanks to our garbage island that is floating in the oceans.
But I feel its high-time we really need to do out bit to secure this environment and serve to our Mother Earth. We have been using the resources of our beloved Earth by more than 50% as to what it can provide.
The question we need to ask ourselves is “Is all of it really worth it?”
If we continue to work like this, we will miss out a lot. Icebergs are melting, forests are depleting, temperatures rising and what not.
We have been living in the “house cages” for the last couple of months, getting anxious as to when we can resume our day-to-day routine. Just think about what nature has been feeling after our activities?
2020 hasn’t been our year. It is nature’s year. Nature has been revolting against human activities being carried out for decades. It is Earth’s way of saying “You are not necessary. The air, sky, water, and Earth are more than fine without you. When you come back, remember that you are my guests. Not my Masters”
This world environment day, let’s take a pledge to preserve the planet’s rich biodiversity. It’s time to raise our voices to tell the world that we need to take the action now, and not wait for another attack by the environment to preserve itself.
We at Travel Links Magazine are doing our bit by spreading awareness about the off-beat, lesser-known, and eco-tourism places throughout the world to promote sustainable tourism. What are you doing about it? Let us know in the comments section below.