Sunday, June 5, 2011

World Environment Day

The debate over the cause and effect of global warming will continue. Population growth & industrialization have increased energy usage and carbon dioxide emission. Cutting forests & tress and not planting new ones further amplifies the problem. The climate change is real. Long hot summers and extended cold winters seem to be the trend in this part of the world. Springs are autumns are lost somewhere. A Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security (CCAFS) report indicates serious shortage of food supply and climate change is quoted as the reason. See the news article.

But there is still hope.

While the UN works to create awareness and broker agreement between countries on carbon dioxide emission levels, it is exciting to read about the tangible steps e.g. Europe opens the first solar powered railway tunnel on Monday (6th June 2011). Kudos to Bollywood stars Piryanka Chopra and Rahul Bose for taking initiative to motivate us to plant new trees as part of WED Challenge (Word Environment Day Challenge).

What can we all do to continue enjoying beautiful beaches and stunning sunsets as in these pictures?

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35 comments:

Anjuli said...

The weather certainly has been freaky lately. It is good to see that there are those who are making efforts to change things...I do love your two pictures...yes, I want to keep seeing such sunsets and beach scenes.

IRFANUDDIN said...

its good to see these celebraties working for the cause and motivating people....and every one of us should do his/her part to keep these lovely views intact....

Insignia said...

You might have heard this. We are not giving this nature to our children but have loaned it from them.

We need to be sensible and sensitive; which is very tough isnt it?

kavita said...
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kavita said...

We can start with doing our bit and also by educating and motivating our kids(young generation) .Amrit your pictures are breathtakingly beautiful .
Happy to comment as Kavita:)

Tanvi said...

Awareness and concern are equally important. We all need to make efforts. Relying on other is never the solution. I am glad those who can, are doing something about it! :) Great shots!

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Rachna said...

Good shots and a good message. we all have to do our bit for the environment now. I donate to "light a billion lives" cause. This was in collaboration with NDTV's Greenathon.

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

I like the two pictures and yes, we must participate equally and give back to nature what it has been depleted of.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

I think individual responsability is good, but we also need to fight for regulation that will enforce good practice on companies. They do most of the polluting/deforesting/screwing up of the natural and human world. We also need to invest in infrastructure, here and especially in the third world, so that people have better chances of adapting to the changes that are already taking place and will exacerbate throughout the 21st century.

Hehe, I seem to have a strong opinion!

Anonymous said...

We should do our bit to preserve nature. These beautiful trees,lakes and forests give us a great getaway from the blues of the metro life.

-Swetha

chitra said...

A,
Long time since I visited, was travel time for me,
Regarding the post I too felt the climate has changed a lot. My recent visit to Chennai,the city was burning hot. The mercury has shot at least by a few degrees than what it was a decade back. The no. of air-conditioners has soared up , We find each and very house with one. Go to Burma Buzzar, the small cubile stalls are all air conditioned. All the gases are released into the atmosphere. The climate is changing. Will it be possible to stop using Air conditioners or fridge. We are making the envt. more and more polluted. Planting trees may be one option.

mannbikram said...

what we can do WELL be SENSIBLE.. that wud do for a start

Bikram's

NRIGirl said...

@A! Lovely pictures, especially the beach. Which beach is that?

Usha said...

A, thanks for post about world environment day..Beach and sunset pictures are beautiful.

Problem is real serious and each of us need to be sensitive about what we use and what we throw. Recycle,promoting growing our own veggies, consumption of local produce, avoiding processed food..adopting lifestyle in alignment to nature.We do our part and Govt does their, this will greatly help.

Destination Infinity said...

I too think we need to be more responsible and be conservative when it comes to the usage of natural resources. Availability of a lot of money doesn't automatically give us a license to exhaust all resources - this applies especially for the people in developed countries and metro cities.

Destination Infinity

....Petty Witter said...

Thanks for mentioning this. The weather is certainly weird here in England - it was very warm (28 degrees) on Friday and back to Autumn with wind and rain and temperatures of 11/12 degrees on Saturday.

Alka Gurha said...

How can I forget 5th June , it is my sons birthday.
Yes, we all need to do our bit.
Lovely pics....

ZEAL said...

It should be our prime duty to save our environment. Great pics ! Lovin' it.

Harish said...

The climate really is changing. read last day that Bangalore is slowly getting more hot by day and more cold by night. like a desert! we really got to take some firm action.

suruchi said...

kudos to you for bringing social themes also here and such serious and urgent stuff:-)

most people do not realize how serious a problem this is, until I hope it is not too late!

sm said...

beautiful pics
yes its good to plant the trees.

rama said...

Beautiful pictures.

Juxtaposition said...

Beautiful pics, as always. Planting trees helps. I guess everyone should make their own heaven. Then ultimately, the entire earth will be greener again. Every drop makes up an ocean. And charity always begins at home. :)

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/Ashwini said...

Yeah definitely weather has gone to the way beyond extremes and I agree that its a real change which is noticable . As others have said we should collectively act accordingly to save the earth as is or atleast avoid further damage.

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BK Chowla, said...

Saving the environment can only be a collective effort.

dr.antony said...

All the so called beautiful things in the world will become extinct in time.
Governments destroy forests in the name of development,but really,just to make money out of the immense forest wealth.Deforestation occurs at a rate of 20% for the last 25 years.70% of the Brazilian Amazon is gone.

Mans greediness has no limits.

Harman said...

beautiful pictures ...and we need awareness for this ,climatic conditions have gone beyond control cannot be relenting but more responsible to over come the problems.

Mann said...

"GO GREEEEEEEEN" and "Reduce,Recycle and Reuse resources" ....and it should start from our home....letz do our bit and inspire others 2 do da same.Its high time and payback time 4 human beings ..I am doing my bit coz i really wanna njoy and likewise our future generations those beautiful beaches , stunning sunsets and other natural wonders always..BTW,Happy b'lated World Environment Day !!:D....A thought provoking post with wonderful pics!!:)

Mann se...........

Bhargavi said...

The climate's definitely changed ..And for the worst. Nice to see some celebs doing their bit.. lovely pics

A New Beginning said...

A lot has changes around us, but there's still a lot of hope ..we can save the environment from such dangerous hazards which are totally man made....hope we learn...its high time we do.
Great post, keep posting!

Renu said...

whatevr little we can do, we must like saving water and electricity, petrol and plant some trees.

☆ Rià ღ said...

Lovely snaps. And every little helps.

AS said...

hii

very beautiful pics :)

Sunil Deepak said...

Freaky is the right word for it. In Italy, where we live, for so many years we had really hot summers and mild winters, but for the last three years, it rains a lot all the time, summers are too cool and winters are terribly cold. I think that a big problem is big industries, that pollute more than thousands of people put together. How can we make them change?