How Global Lockdown helped Nature Recover! – Part 1
Posted on: August 28, 2020.

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It is now common knowledge that the Earth is rapidly heading towards a major crisis funneled by over-population, pollution, and contamination, mounting to colossal environmental damages.

Furthermore, there are the hazardous ecological effects of global warming—due to excessive emissions of greenhouse gases—and the consequent melting of polar ice caps and flooding of coastal areas.

With there being more industrialization for luxury than for basic needs—and resource exploitation than environmental conservation—natural resources are being depleted and contaminated at an alarming rate.

Vehicle exhaust, burning of coal, oil, diesel fuel, and natural gas—especially from electric power plants—and cigarettes, gas stoves, kerosene heaters, and wood burning—all result in nitrogen oxides pollution.

Nature—not unlike the human body—has the inherent ability to heal herself, recover from damage, and replenish herself. But this is only if largely left uninfluenced by humans—both directly and indirectly.

The global human population—currently in excess of 7.8 billion—has become an unavoidable and extremely critical force—occupying the highest position in resource utilization, endangering nature and itself.

This situation is not unlike that posed by a massive nuclear reactor having reached critical mass, but whose core is unstable and is at risk of severely and irreversibly damaging everything in its surrounding.

Imagine the critical adult human population—presume this figure to be 5 billion—acting around the clock for 24 hours every day. That’s 120 BILLION HOURS of gross activity PER DAY in the world!

And where will the consequences manifest? Besides physical, mental, emotional, and psychological damage to humans themselves, massive collateral damages occur to vegetation, wildlife, air and water.

While peoples have been led to believe that industrialization helps sustain agriculture and commerce, the fact and truth is that it is agriculture that produces the raw material required for factories to operate.

Even those religiously and spiritually inclined seem not to consider this as sin, rather choosing to focus only on the luxury and longevity of human existence.

What humanity is a world devoid of life-giving resources going to support and sustain?

Sanitizers may neutralize pathogenic viruses, but what is going to wash our hands stained by the blood of the innocent?

Humanity is being told, “I warn you against shedding blood, indulging in it and making a habit of it, for blood never sleeps.”

Then what else is to be held accountable for all this irredeemable environmental crime?

If humans suffocating and asphyxiating to death is undesirable, then what about lesser-evolved helpless life forms like plants, birds, and fishes suffering for lack of pure air, food, and water?

If even the consequences of our own actions making us suffer is unacceptable, what do we have to say of innocent life forms that have to suffer the consequences of our misdeeds?

…continued in the next part

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