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More than ever the planet earth is losing its vitality and freshness. Due to human development activities throughout the globe the earth has become highly polluted, highly irreparable and highly damaged. We have taken out petroleum, coal and a lot of natural resources from the earth. We have removed more than half of world's vegetation and emitted large quantity of carbon and a lot of other chemicals. We have destroyed marine life and made rivers dry. Moreover our greed for more and more wealth resulted in depleting the protective ozone layer and invited all harmful rays to the earth's surface. Besides, we have brought out a great imbalance between humans and the other species of the earth.
- The earth is an ailing, dying planet.
- Human development process brought the planet to the verge of dying.
- We have been exploiting this planet recklessly by building cities, by clearing forests and by a number of other activities including mining.
- We have caused the depletion of the four major resources – forests, grasslands, croplands and fisheries.
- For long we hadn’t been aware of our responsibilities to the planet’s health but the Green Movement marked the beginning.
- The Green Movement corrected some of our incorrect judgment in connection with our understanding of the planet.
- We are not the owners of this planet. We are not the bosses but partners in survival.
- We should understand that it is our duty to leave the earth serene. We don’t own the planet, not an acre land; we live in a rented planet and therefore have no rights to construction or destruction.
- Population control is the foremost remedy. It is time for the most populated countries in the world – India the “worst example,” are we giving birth to more people or more burden?
Questions and Answers
- Why is the earth said to be an ailing planet?
Due to the insensitive exploitation by humans for his survival and development, the earth has lost almost all its vital resources. With drying rivers, depleted and polluted environment and deteriorated forests and greenery, the earth is now breathing hard for its survival and thus it is an ailing planet.
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