IF NOT THEN SAVE PLANET EARTH FROM THE PERIL OF GLOBAL WARMING
IS ‘2012’ A REALITY?
In these days a movie called ‘2012’ has become very popular. It is being screened in all movie theaters. In it has been shown that suddenly due to solar flames bursting forth a flood of calamities has engulfed planet earth. This is to the extent that the tectonic plates on earth have ‘melted’ and thus natural calamities like earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes etc are out to destroy planet earth. Barring a few modern buildings everything shown in this movie gets destroyed. Say, is all this true? Is this actually about to happen? Most definitely the film director in the plot of his movie ‘2012’ has showcased this as an imagination by correlating it to the end of the ‘Mayan’ calendar and probable prophecies related to Pralaya or world annihilation. In reality this film is a scientific fantasy and yet actually what is happening is that due to the lifestyle imbibed by world humans in the last 50 years planet earth has become so warm that what has been shown in this movie can actually become a reality.
VERY SOON RUIN AND DESTRUCTION CAN SET IN:
Today in the world the most hot topic discussed by all is global warming, rising temperatures, irregular rainfall and the dire influence seen the world over due to seasonal changes. No doubt the entire world is within its periphery yet we do not know why no country whether it is developed or is a developing one wishes to bring about due changes. Recently in Copenhagen (Denmark) in December 2009 a Global Summit was organized. What was noted was that each country said that even if total destruction set in ‘my’ country shall not compromise even a wee bit. So many campaigns and movements are going on in every corner of the globe yet no nation is willing to gulp the bare reality that since already earth’s temperature has risen so alarmingly it shall not leave any region or nation as far as its dire influence is concerned. In fact it shall influence all equally whether you are white skinned, black skinned, rich, poor or just about anybody. Today’s well known scientists are saying that in the next 10 years a lot of disaster shall be witnessed.
Our country India’s Mr. RK Pachauri who got the Nobel Prize (along with USA’s Al Gore) in 2007 for world peace and efforts in the realm of environmental pollution. He is the chief of the Inter Government Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He says that lest all countries of the world continue emitting greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere then the changes that shall set in due to this shall be rendered permanent and that entire earth shall get influenced very shortly i.e. by the year 2015.
ONE ERRS BUT THE OTHER PAYS FOR IT:
The past decade (between the years 2000 to 2010) earth has witnessed the hottest summer, heat in cold countries, oceanic storms, rising ocean levels and a dire decrease in crop output in the agricultural realm. Rains are decreasing and the ocean is getting warmer. Every year the possibility of heinous famine manifesting is looming large. Increased urbanization, industrialization, crowds of vehicles, increased levels of chlorofluoro carbons in the environment, increased travel by air, more and more smoke emission (chimneys, generators etc), playing games with nature (building huge dams, cementing huge roadways in large cities etc), our unruly lifestyle of eat, drink and be merry and the most influenced countries due to all this are those population is very high, is dense and lagging behind as far as development is concerned. In it are included India and China and other Asian and African countries. The reason is that the advanced developed countries are emitting a lot of polluted materials everywhere.
BIGGER CULPRIT COUNTRIES REFUSE TO BOW DOWN:
At the Bella Center of Copenhagen in Denmark representatives of 192 countries gathered. After the Kyoto Protocol this gathering had occurred. Everyone decided that Global Warming had occurred due to higher level of carbon dioxide in the air. As a result an artificial covering or ‘blanket’ covers the entire earth’s atmosphere which stops earth’s heat from going out and thus dangerously increases levels of earth’s temperature. As a result glaciers are melting, ocean water levels are rising, seasons are manifesting erratically and flooding and famines are seen everywhere. The solution put forth was that each country cuts the amounts of greenhouse gas emission especially carbon dioxide gas. Thus a chart of percentage for each country was designed but bigger nations mainly responsible for such pollution refused to accept. They did not even fulfill promises made previously and they say that they refuse to harm their country’s development (so called). How ironic is it?
DOOM DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING:
Without going into technical jargon details if we gauge previous years it is understood that on the one hand where the earth’s temperature in 1860 was 13.6 degrees Celsius there today it is touching 14.6 degrees Celsius. The biggest change and speedy influence was seen after the years 1989-90. The hottest year was in 1998. After that, in intensity are included the years, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2001, 1997, 1995, 1999 and 2000. The year 2010 shall be the hottest year. Every year 2,700,000,000,000 ton carbon dioxide gas is being emitted in the environment which is in excess of 200 times the permissible limits. What shall happen due to all this? It is very important to understand what its effect on earth shall be, why the lay person shall have to raise his voice regarding environment problems etc. The slogan of ‘Kou nrip hovu humahi ka hani’ shall not work. Since we are not responsible why should we do anything? This thinking too is not correct. Let us realize why all of us should do something about this.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO ACT AND DO SOMETHING?
1) Our country India is a developing one. Today in the entire world along with China India is most active as far as economic progress is concerned but due to increase in temperature the gap between the rich and poor shall increase alarmingly more. The poor shall get pummeled and hunger pangs shall increase manifold.
2) Since ocean water levels shall increase the shore areas, cities, beaches etc shall get submerged in water and forever they shall disappear. Lest no decrease is seen in gas emissions and global temperatures then cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai etc nestling on sea shores can get drowned in sea water any time after 2020 AD.
3) Since irregular season manifestation is on the rise food grain production shall decrease, famine/epidemics shall increase and crime rate too shall augment. All this can take a ferocious form within 2-3 years itself. Caste based agitations and looting etc can go on to such an extent it is possible that that a civil war sets in which has already been witnessed in Africa.
4) Ice on the lofty Himalaya Mountains shall melt more and the floor of rivers and oceans shall increase. Increase in demand for energy fuel resources, more and more modernized lifestyles, decrease seen in energy resources and rivers that are either drying up or getting direly polluted shall give birth to calamities that shall remain for years to come. Thus all the economic development seen in big urban cities, huge malls seen there shall not only become a vain topic of imagination but that they shall stand on the precipice of total destruction and thus a ruin of bones and skeletons only.
5) By building gigantic dams the ceaseless flow of rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri, Narmada etc shall decrease in measure and slowly they shall start drying up. Dangers of earthquakes shall loom large, natural calamities shall appear speedily and then none can obstruct total destruction.
6) The possibility of oceanic storms manifesting shall increase n fold and thus India’s regions where population density is very high shall be targeted all the more. Crops and harvests shall get destroyed, rains shall either decrease or increase terribly and thus right from a terrible famine to over flooding can occur each year.
WE ALL MUST DO AT LEAST THIS MUCH:
So the question arises: What must we all do? We all must set up a campaign and movement of world public awakening. At first we must transform and reform ourselves. Use more and more of green technology. Save water and its resources. Start harvesting water. You must campaign against building huge dams on rivers. Do not pollute rivers, water areas, lakes etc. Think of developing villages in rural areas. Villages must be re populated and stop the rush of people heading towards large cities. Only where it is absolutely necessary use petroleum and gas based technology which includes vehicles, cooking food on gas cooking ranges, microwave etc. Walk as much as you can for traveling purpose and use the cycle a lot. Stop buying more and more vehicles. Depend more and more on green fuel. Use air conditioners and fridge very minimally. You yourself must use technology that uses solar energy and wind energy, publicize this to others in society, sow more and more seeds of forest herbs and put in efforts to let them remain alive. Memorial parks must be set up and this must take the form of a great movement. Via movements based on spiritual camps in order to sanctify the subtle induce more and more people to join in.
THIS QUESTION IS REGARDING THE VERY EXISTENCE OF ALL OF US:
It is important to know that India’s pollution rate is merely 3%. The world’s rich countries not only need to cut their carbon emission by 90% but that a fund at the world level has to be set up so that due to carbon cutting no nation’s development gets obstructed. Now this is the question of the very existence of not any particular country but is that of the entire world. Hence by 2050 AD all leading nations in partnership shall work towards saving the world. In it are included America, Australia, Japan, Canada, France, Germany, England, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Italy, India and China. If these super powers make due efforts and that their political leaders imbibe good sense we all too must make immense efforts especially spiritual. Whatever has been spoken about so far shall not be very easy to actually put into action. For this end the mental thinking needs to get positively transformed. Energy resources have become an unavoidable requirement the world over. Solutions in the form of solar energy has become very expensive yet at lower levels, at the government and NGO level together cooperative efforts are made and that bog corporate of each country too put in due efforts nothing is impossible to attain.
We certainly do not want that the world regresses to the 18th century lifestyle. We must go in for high development yet it must be sustainable and reach out to just about all. In this every world denizen can breathe peacefully, seasons become conducive as time goes by and that the earth radiates that very beauty when Almighty Lord had first created it and handed it over to us. Merely one ‘Copenhagen Summit’ cannot do much because to overcome destructive disaster united efforts at the world level are most required. At our individual level like cogs in a wheel we can commence efforts in this direction in our villages, towns and cities. Why not commence these efforts today itself? The International Gayatri Family at the world level is carrying out awakening programs for balancing earth’s environment optimally. Would you all like to lend a helping hand in this and join us? If yes do start making due efforts as per your God given capacity.