Ours is a very simple eco-system that lacks variety. If this system is interfered with then the environmental changes would be effected indiscriminately. The system can recoil displaying its vivid and adverse effects on all beings.
The most beautiful aspect is that the nature is at work and there is “beauty of balance”, which is at play on our planet. The planet’s eco-systems and their fine balance took millions of years to form and can be destroyed in a day now!
The way we humans are handling our planet is an avid but quaint a question being asked by ourselves to ourselves. The global warming is a serious issue today. The industries, factories, automobiles called the big culprits in spewing out immense pollutants like CO2, SPM, carbon particles etc have played havoc with lives.
Ozone which protects us from injurious sun rays is being depleted at very fast pace due to the overuse of gases. It will affect the phytoplanktons(tiny forms of animal and plant life) which act as a fodder for the marine animals and birds. Hence the entire flora and fauna system will be jeopardized and the global carbon cycle altered.
Thus it is perfect to study how little changes in the environment can have big repercussions. So it is expected of man to pay special attention to tiny forms of animal and plant life and prevent the depletion of ozone layer by reducing carbon-dioxide emissions. Thus the parble “look after the small things in life, the big things will automatically get looked after” is very appropriate. The resultant increase in average global-tempratures, depleting resources, receding glaciers, collapsing ice shelves and increasing townships have only aggravated the problem. The future of mankind, in fact, all life on earth is bleak.
Thus the prognosis for man is not encouraging and healthy. Man has committed the unpardonable sin of defiling mother earth. His dominance over nature, coupled with over-population and the “unmitigated burning of fossil fuel” is creating a thick blanket of carbon-dioxide around the earth, which is hazardous and life threatening for all the flora and fauna. Man has been warned against too much interference with nature and excessive encroachment on and dominance over Nature which is injurious to the future of mankind himself and that ‘the threat of global warming is very real’.
The need of the hour is the need of saving the planet Earth from total annihilation and the role of students, who are the future decision makers and inheritors of the earth, can play in this gigantic task. Judicious use of natural resources is a must if we want to escape ‘End’ of the earth. Perhaps man is responsible for the shape of the modern day globe.