Humans are facing the miseries of wars right from the ancient times. But the destruction of wars multiplied by thousands since the emergence of modern warfare technology. The mankind is facing a severe threat of vanishing from the mother planet, as technological advancement has resulted in modern lethal warfare tools like, “CHEMICAL, RADIOLOGICAL, BIOLOGICAL AND NUCLEAR ARSENALS”, capable of destroying “OUR MOTHER PLANET IN FEW MOMENTS TIME”. The tragedy with human intellectual capacities is that it has been used more for the pessimistic approaches than for optimistic humanly approaches. Interestingly, humans are feeling a threat from fellow humans and are using this massive technological advancement for killing each other with modern and innovative means. For example, the technology of drone is utilized for killing fellow humans to get the pessimistic material and non-material goals. Since, its inclusion in military fleets, it has killed thousands of humans across the globe.
My argument is that whole world especially the powerful actors in the global political need to focus their technological development for the betterment of mankind. The utilization of same technology resulting in the killing of innocent humans can be used for safeguarding them from different real threats faced by the mankind. “CLIMATE CHANGE IS ONE OF THE SERIOUS AND SEVERE THREATS FACED BY THE MANKIND”. In all these fearful situations, good news has made us enlightened with respect to the positive use of technological development. Recently, a drone is invented which is very useful for quick plantation of multiple species of plants in a number of thousands. The drone is capable of reducing workload together with reach out of areas which are hard to access. The thousand year’s loss of deforestation can be revived by utilizing modern drone technology by plantation scheme at a massive level across the globe especially the regions which are going to be severely affected by the climate change.
The drones are capable of aerial survey for identification of plantation zones. It can “DROP SEEDS INSTEAD OF BOMBS” from many heights with high accuracy resulting in a greater probability of plant growth. It can also be used for monitoring purpose making it efficient in hard areas to access. The drone plantation scheme can be very useful in lessening the threat of climate change, a threat which can be assumed as much lethal as modern advanced warfare destructive capacities arsenals. The only thing difficult to understand about climate change is its hidden fatalness to mankind.
What I feel vital for the survival of humanity is social construction of patterns on all levels for the betterment of humanity irrespective of any discrimination. The fact which is to be understood by “ALL MAJOR STAKEHOLDERS” of the world in the global political system is that “ENEMY IS NOT THE FELLOW HUMANS BUT THREATS LIKE CLIMATE CHANGE”, which is silently making our world a dangerous place for living. We badly need to utilize modern technological advancement like “DRONES” for “DROPPING SEEDS NOT BOMBS”, to make this “PLANET A BETTER PLACE FOR LIVING”. And I have a belief, “YES WE CAN”
Social Construction of Climate Change as a Threat will Bring Peace in the Subcontinent
In the years to come our mother planet earth will face destructive situations due to the impacts of climate change. Few areas of the mother planet will be facing the threat at more severe levels than rest, South Asia is one of those. Subcontinent together with Afghanistan will be severely affected by the climate change and will have severe impacts on all sectors of life. The region is facing turmoil, conflicts and enduring rivalry among the different states causing a threat of climate change on a lethal neglect. The subcontinent has witnessed intense conflicts resulting in huge material and nonmaterial loss. Over the decades billions of dollars are utilized by states to counter each other in order to get socially constructed material and nonmaterial interests. On the other hand, very little amount of capital was invested in humans resulting in poverty and miseries across the region. Due to these socially constructed priorities, human security is seriously neglected aspect in the region and climate change is one of the vital aspects in this regards.
Traditional pessimistic approaches in the global political system badly need construction, deconstruction, and reconstruction of ideas to bring betterment in human life. It is proposed that social meanings attached to the ideas, beliefs, and objects construct identities and interests leading to make our world either secure or insecure. The socially constructed identities and interests are in positive relation with the creation of hostility in the sub-continent. There is a need to look in the traditional constructed identities and interests which have resulted in the enslavement of humans and states across the region.
Here I want to propose that states in the region need to review their past policies which resulted in hostilities with implications of huge losses and must coup up the challenge of human security with all its aspects. As mentioned earlier environment is one of the core aspects of human security. By adapting the processes of construction, deconstruction, and reconstruction of ideas, beliefs and objects, the situation can be made favorable to avoid severe impacts of climate change jointly. There is a need to construct climate change as a mutual threat to the states, as joint efforts are required to emancipate billions of miserable humans living in the region.
Emission of green house gases, global warming, melting of glaciers, rising ocean waters, changing normal patterns of weather, food security, famines, droughts and massive flooding are the few impacts of climate change to our region which needs construction of same as a mutual threat on all levels, i.e, individuals to state and international. International, regional and national institutions need to be utilized for social construction of identities and interests in this regards. The state and nonstate actors need to work jointly to tackle the threat as billions of humans security are at stake. I think it’s “now or never situation for SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF CLIMATE CHANGE AS A MUTUAL THREAT TO THE REGION, as we are running out of time”. If the situation is not dealt prudently, “CLIMATE CHANGE WILL BE ONE OF THE CAUSES OF CONFLICT IN THE REGION” endangering the life of billions in the region and will also have serious implications for the international community.South Asian countries and global community badly need to give attention to the social construction of climate change as a threat to help them in agenda setting on all levels from individuals to states and international.
Humans are habitats of planet earth for thousands of years. For centuries, mother earth has provided the resources for the fulfillment of basic necessities of life. The use of these resources has made humans become in a position in respect of realization and utilization of their potentials which is evident in spectacular development in science and technology sector. On the one end industrial revolution has changed the dynamics of humans life materially but on the other has severely affected climate, resulting in a creation of threat to the survival of humanity on the planet they used to live for centuries and centuries.
Technological advancement and industrial revolution have resulted in the increase of pollution with lethal gasses deteriorating the environment. Global warming is one of the impacts of emission of greenhouse gasses. The rise in temperature of the world is causing the arctic to melt at a much faster rate than ever, resulting in the rise of ocean water and changing normal patterns of weather. Heat waves and stormy rains will severely affect the agriculture sector causing food insecurity. Massive flooding will damage the infrastructure and will impact severely on the economies. Climate change together with ever rising population, massive industrialization and inefficient utilization of natural resources is creating the serious threat to our mother planet endangering the life of our future generations.
This alarming situation needs attention and it requires priority on the top of agenda setting at all levels from individuals to states and global community. I propose two-dimensional efforts in this regards. These are as follows:
Efforts Required at Mother Planet Earth:
- Awareness enhancement on all levels forms individually to state and global level.
- Productive engagement by effective states and international institutions.
- Reduction in carbon dioxide emission especially by developed world economic sectors.
- Increase use of renewable energy (Wind, solar and biomass).
Efforts Required to Find another Home for Human Life:
Even after the intensive efforts to save our mother planet from a disaster of climate change, still, humans will not be in the position to survive as they are used to live on planet earth for thousands of years. Humans badly need to “FIND ANOTHER HOME” out there in a solar system or even beyond. As this is the only way for humans to survive in centuries to come. NASA and other similar institutions are making efforts in this regards and us humans have gained success on many fronts but still, the efforts needs to be maximized, keeping in view the threat of climate change to mother planet.