Thursday 22 April 2010

Earth Day - April the 22nd

A little background on the day and I will proceed with a few ideas on preserving the mother earth, and relate it with a few crisis which are apprehended to hit the world in the times to come. 

The earth in order top be preserved of the damage done by mankind's greed needs greater activism. The Earth Day was christened on April the 22nd, 1970. Forty years on we are still long way to go. Almost each year mankind is hit by the anger of the mother earth in the forms of earth quacks, Tsunami's, floods & droughts, melting glaciers. 

Himalayas known as the young mountains, as they are still climbing and growing, will be stripped off their ice cover due to climate change. The glaciers are expected to melt by 2035 impacting the water supply, river channels and wild lives. Himalayas combined drainage basin is home to some 3 billion people almost half of earth population in countries which includes Afghanistan,Bangladesh, Bhutan, People's Republic of China, India, Nepal, Burma, Cambodia, Tajikistan,Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia and Pakistan. 

Volcanoes are said to erupt due to extensive mining. Iceland is bearing the brunt of it.

Thanks to the Green Delhi Clean Delhi Drive, the green cover in Delhi which was 36 sq km eight years back is now 300 sq km and still counting. Though we still have concrete colonies in the city! My suggestion for the Delhi's greening drive is to not just plant trees but plant Mango, Guava, Blackberry, mulberry fruit tree. The basis for this is that ten years down the line Delhi will not just flourish with greenery around but will also provide sustainable habitat to lots of birds. This will also help in combating the food crisis which is likely to hit the globe big time in future.

Another suggestion that I would wish to make it to stop polluting our rivers. Industrialization should not damage the natural ecology. Its no news to us that many exotic species have extinct due to water pollution, damage done to the forest covers. So I suggest that apart from extensive reforestation drive, each of the industry must have a waste recycle/management unit. None of the industry should be allowed to pollute the environment. Though it is apparent that government has laws in place, but somehow they are not working and needs to be reviewed!

Author's Note: Please don't assault the beauty of the mother earth. Use the resources wisely, Recycle, Renew and Reuse! Let us be able to wish earth a happy earth day!


  1. Wow.. that's some real thought! Planiting fruit bearing trees is a good idea.. In the rainy season i think we can, in a group, support the cause n plant some such trees in the city.. wtsay? The greenery inside Delhi has been increased but on the other hand the outskirts of the city has been developed and Trees are replaced by the buildings and malls.
    I want to quote one more thing here, I think the Government should have developed some more parks instead of malls, which are almost vacant(except two or three shops are there and whole place is empty) and consuming unnecessary electricity hence contributing to Global warming and wasting our resources on the other hand. I guess Noida and gurgaon have been stuffed nicely with such malls and there is no need for almost vacant malls, except a few, inside the city.. I really think WE DONT NEED THEM!! This money should have been utilized to developed other underdeveloped cities as to lower Migration rate leading to the even distribution of the population across the country!

  2. Hey Shesha.. Its a great thought to go on planting fruit tress spree in Delhi. We can plan it, and I also happen to know a person involved with a portal for kids, we can have such campaigns as well..

    Let me see how it comes up~

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!!


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