Ever since the beginning of time there has always been a wide variety of flora and fauna, but overtime as the population kept on increasing and ever since the age of industrialization, the number of species for both flora and fauna has decreased. The resources too has been depleting at rapid pace.
As the human population increases rapidly, deforestation is practiced throughout the world to support the ever growing population. Forests throughout the planets have decreased both in size and umbers. Trees have always given life to us and that is how we have repaid mother-nature, by rapidly slashing through patches of land for resources that cater to our living. Just a few months ago hundreds of trees were cut down from Gwarko to Kalanki in Kathmandu just for the expansion of roads. The Amazonian rain forest that has always been home to the biggest species of plants and animals has been cut down to such a great extent that now only seven percent of the rain-forests remain.
The main difference between our life and our ancestors long ago is that our life is much more comfortable and easier. To get this luxury, we might have had to burn through tons of resources often misusing it. Resources now are limited and once what was uncountable can be predicted pretty easily. Even now we are in a state of turmoil. If we do not find a permanent replacement to the fossil fuels that we use right now, we might live to regret it later. With the advancement in technology, we have been able to harness green energy that has been fruitful to both humans and the environment but it will be several more decades before we switch permanently to using green energy.
One of the biggest problems that we face right now is the air in the atmosphere. The CO2 that we release when burning fossil fuels goes directly in the atmosphere to attack the ozone layer. A lot has been done since the original findings but it’s not enough. The ozone layer which protects us from the UV rays from the sun is made up of oxygen completely and the CO2 that we release into the air is a direct attack on the ozone layer. Reports claim that the Ozone layer now has been thin and has holes in many parts. Eventually all of this leads to global warming and we all know the story to that.
In a nutshell, humans are the ones responsible for the degradation of the environment. We cannot help but harm the environment to sustain the needs of humans and the growing population. It is high time that we wake up and start thinking and doing better. Industries need to start going Eco-friendly, the pollution in the atmosphere has to decrease. Now it’s time to act, let’s not do any delay to realize what is going on.
Lets take step, let’s save our Planet Earth including all the species residing in it.