Care for environment and Climate
-By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
Pollution of environment and accelerating climatic change are not good for humanity. However, world has been experiencing with exceeding fears the ever deteriorating environmental collapse and unpredictable climatic conditions.
Several countries with millions of people in each are vulnerable to outcomes of climate change but the top polluters are not at all worried about their future. .
The major causes of devastating climatic changes taking place rapidly world over are already known to the world but intentional community has not yet responded with the urgency the issue merits and not in ways as to assure the humanity of their safety and security from climatic dangers. .
Apart from water scarcity, water quality is also a worrying concern in many countries with herding, mining, and urban development posing threats to public health. No need to specific mentioning of illegal mining operations permitted by Indian politicians and their regime.
US led NATO terror wars in Mideast as well as regular Israeli war in Palestine continue unabated, causing escalation of climatic changes by air pollutions; Emissions from industries and elsewhere have reached the dangerous limits. Nuclear powers, instead of feeding the hungry masses, are fighting to showcase their military prowess by manufacturing more and more high precision weapons as well as increasing the nuclear reaction operations, causing apart from serious health and other problems to the populations, also makes the atmosphere poisonous.
Nuclear reactor emissions are deadly dangerous to environment and affecting even the ether layers. Impending nuclear war is sure to put an end to human civilization eventually. However, nuke powers continue to blast nuclear plants to endanger living beings.
India continues to misuse resources meant for the common people by wasting the money on nukes and nuke enabled missiles.
Nuclear plants generate radioactivity attacking people near and far beyond Indian borders and waters, and can harm Indian and South Asian regional people. And nuclear blasts can kill people. In case of wars, the enemies will attack nuke plants and destroy the people in the localities. Pakistan where many people starve without food and shelter also trying to catch up with Indian nukes and missiles, adding to the regional dangers.
Climate change, combined with rapid population growth and urbanization, are placing intense pressure on Asia’s most precious resource. At the same time, extreme weather has led to unprecedented monsoon rains and deadly floods across the region that have eaten away at traditional livelihoods and in some cases interrupted the entire global supply chain for certain industries that are located in flood-prone regions. How governments, civil society, and citizens work together to address these issues will shape Asia’s development trajectory
Asia is the world’s driest and most water-stressed continent in spite of major rivers including the mighty Mekong in Southeast Asia and the Ganges and Yamuna, other rivers that bisect the subcontinent. One of Asia’s most sparsely populated countries, Mongolia, suffers from severe water scarcity despite having some of the largest freshwater lakes in the region. Water sources are unevenly distributed within the landlocked nation with abundant surface water resources located in northern Mongolia, which are inaccessible for the drier central and southern parts of the country that lack water sources. The Asian Development Bank warned that its growing capital, Ulaanbaatar, home to nearly half of the population, will face water shortage soon, as early as 2015
Thailand experienced in 2012 the worst flooding in five decades. Heavy monsoon rains submerged one-third of the country, left nearly 700 dead, and led to millions of dollars in economic loss from major industries as flood waters ground production to a halt in electronics, auto factories, and other industries. The enormity of the crisis exposed the realities of Thailand’s still nascent model for responding to natural disasters.
South Asia is home to three of the most densely populated river basins in the world – the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra – which support an estimated 700 million people. The basins straddle national borders, making them a natural source of contention between neighboring countries. In the next 40 years, the urban population in Asia will almost double from 1.6 billion to 3.1 billion with strained demand for clean water.
According to the WHO, in India alone more than 97 million people lack access to safe drinking water. Changing weather patterns as a result of climate change and other factors have resulted in unprecedented monsoon rains and deadly floods. Encroaching development on flood plains worsens the effects of flooding in places like Delhi. A pump draws water from the Yamuna River in Delhi to be used for irrigation on the Sarai Kale Khan flood plain. Each year the area is regularly flooded during the monsoon season.
UN climate scientists have warned that the coastal areas in Asia will be among the worst affected by climate change. The negative effects of sea level rise and extreme weather is already evident in the southern coastal areas of Bangladesh near Khulna, where erosion and cyclones have already displaced thousands of residents. In addition to displacement of residents, Bangladesh’s low-lying coastal areas are faced with increasing salt-water intrusion, which has led to serious health concerns and loss of livelihood for households that traditionally rely on agriculture and fisheries.
We don’t need scientists to tell us that environmental hazards can lead to eventual destruction of the earth and consequent wiping out of human civilization once and for all. Ordinary common sense is sufficient for us to comprehend that devastating equation.
More we care for environment safety the better and longer we live. Future of our earth and our own lives depends entirely on how we treat the environment we live in.
Environmental policy as well as measures of regimes set the tone of the people in this regard
Open arrogance by the elected regimes that promote all anti-environmental operations secretly and openly is not good for modern civilization.
Indian regime has plenty of nuclear and environment scientists to advice the best course of choice but it seems the government takes only the advice of nuke scientists in making environmental policies who obviously ask the regime to promote the manufacture of nukes, endangering both the environment and people. So much so, the Indian regime pursuing aggressive nuke policy boldly say nuclear plants are safe and people of India can enjoy in full.
Indian government along with Tamil Nadu government jointly targeted the local Tamil people of Kudankulam village in Tirunelveli district who protested the nuke plant on their soil, some people were been killed by Jayalalithaaa’s police of Tamil Nadu because they have got majority in assembly .
The possibility of disarmament is being delayed by adding more high precision nukes and missiles by nuclear powers to outsmart one another.
Nuclear states like India and Pakistan are engaged in this nasty rivalry.
India ignores danger so blasts and keep adding more nukes to its arsenals. A recent blast at Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu , nearly 100km from Thiruvananthapuram, kept as a top secret like Hindutva secret agenda) killed seriously injured and persons, has exposed not just the chinks in the security agencies’ armour but the very fragile nature of nuclear pants. .
Blasts are associated with nuclear plants and they can happen anytime, killing only the local people and workers at the plant while the leaders and rulers stay in bungalows far away in Chennai. Even if the activities of personnel of various Central security agencies deployed at Kudankulam, situated at in view of the years of simmering popular protest to stall the installation of the mammoth Russian-built plant at the sea-front had been coordinated in a better and more imaginative manner, the blast would not have been averted.
Chernobyl blast in Soviet Russia clearly showed even the best scientists cannot stop blasts taking place t at nuclear terror plants. Even American and European nations are now scared of nuclear plants and have opted for other methods for electricity generation. They care for their citizens and well being of their people.
But India and Pakistan that terrorized the South Asian masses by their nuke arsenals and terror reactors care a damn about their own people respectively and go on commissioning more nuclear terror rectors putting the masses at perpetual risks. .
More shockingly, that the blast at Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu incident took place hardly two kilometres from the live plant throws light on the possibility of making it a soft target for sea-born war mongers and miscreants sent by forces bent on destabilising the country so that USA could take full control of India as it does with Pakistan. .
The only relief for the agencies is that the blast of powerful home-made bombs was not the handiwork of Indian and TN governments treat as their enemies the popular anti-nuke movement known as People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), which has been spearheading the agitation. After harassing and putting them in jail, the Tamil Nadu police have somehow dropped the names of PMANE leaders Uthaya Kumar, Pushparayan, Mukilan and their several associates from the case. However, TN police or Jayalalithaa or central government cannot return the lives of those innocent protesters they killed on sea for protesting against state nuke terror threats.
Some bombs went off at a colony set up for tsunami victims at Idinthakari village adjacent to Kudankulam. The deceased and injured have taken shelter along with several others here from the sand mafia which calls the shots at the village of Kuthenkuly which is nearly 10km from Kudankulam. The villagers say that Kudankulam and neighbouring villages have been witnessing bloody skirmishes between people and sand mafia for the past several years. The Kuthenkuly villagers and mafia called a truce three years ago yielding to the pressure of police, but it did not last long. The police say that the villagers lost a fierce fight with the mafia engaged in mining sand from sea shore and fled the village. They had been making bombs to hit back at the mafia.
Though the authorities at the plant have been shocked by the incident, none has openly expressed it out of fear. Authorities are aware that explosives are widely used in clashes between the people and mafia and the explosives are taken from one village to another through sea. Yet, the state police and security agencies have failed to clear the area of explosives despite the fact that the nuclear power plant is located at almost a porous shore and residents’ ire against the plant has been raging.
The Indian continue to threat common people with its plans for large scale nuke pants across the nation. State madness is not good for the people. .
More than 1,500 “People’s Climate” events are now planned worldwide in 136 countries. Highlights include: The worldwide mobilization and march in New York City will take place just two days before world leaders are set to attend a Climate Summit at the United Nations hosted by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The summit is designed to build momentum for national and international climate action, including a new global climate treaty that will be finalized in Paris next year. Mobilization organizers say they are looking for “Action, Not Words” at the summit.
India saw its largest ever Climate Change Mobilization to press for stronger action on climate change. In September 2014, over 1500 people from different walks of life came out on the streets Delhi with colourful banners, placards and costumes showing their support for a healthy climate . This is the first peoples protest against any decision of the new government and will be pressing for India’s participation at the Heads of Government meet on Climate Change at the UN. The People’s Climate March started from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar in New Delhi which saw participation from citizens across the board . From College students to Rickshawallahs, from school students to daily wage workers, from artists to working professional, irrespective of background their one voice in unison demanded – Action on Climate Change! The speakers emphasized that the change must start from us, from our houses and from our localities.
The Climate Change March concluded with a street Natak presented by Asmita , which highlighted the hazards of Industrialization which has resulted in the form of calamities like droughts, floods apart from contaminated drinking water and polluted air. A memorandum on Climate Change was submitted to the Prime Minister detailing the demands so that India by itself can take swift action on Climate Change.
Policies at state levels to protect and preserve environment and climatic conditions alone is not enough for solving the acute problem but they must also implement the polices with active participation of various state and non-state agencies and people themselves can save our environment and climate, thereby protecting our planet from most dangerous environmental hazards like nuclear operations, regular missile testings, real wars like NATO wars in Islamic world for resources and Israeli war in Palestine, etc , war deaths and destructions, .
Denuclearization and disarmament should be focused more serious than ever now. Regional arms race need to be checked and big nations must stop dumping their unused terror goods on third world nations, especially in India and Pakistan.
Arms race and peace cannot go hand in hand. More the regimes care for environment better for the climate and living beings on earth.