Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans- Evo Morale
World’s numero uno polluter, the great America has just pulled out of the all important environmental commitment proposed to be signed by almost all countries of the world. This is just an epitome of utmost arrogance of capitalism. What one can expect from the corporate business man, Donald Trump than this. It is an irony that the latest threat to our Mother Earth happening around the time we observe the World Environment Day, which falls on 5th June every year.
No commitment is too much and no action is too late, the only thing is it is urgent, urgent, and urgent. Things have to be done sooner in a sustained way and it has to be a life style ever after. Because we have one earth, one life and there are natural laws and principles which must not be broken to have a lasting earth and lasting life.
There are good signs around the corner: the failure of the LPG (Liberalization, Privatization, Globalization) formula which has helped crony capitalism to exploit the world and to encourage a meager 1% of billionaires owning almost 50% of the world’s wealth is naked and visible in front of the ordinary man. Sooner than later there will be revolutions around the world against mass production, exploitation of natural resources by corporate, consumerism and finally the wealth will be redistributed in some formula. We hope in the new world order the earth will have its own rights and its own say.
Sandhya SN & JT Jayasingh
Chief Editors, Indian Ruminations