Silent death

The man is stuck in problems created due to his own lifestyle and the luxuries he enjoys. A few days back there was a serious problem of smog. When I got up early in the morning, I felt that something was choking my throat and I was feeling irritated. When I discussed it with my parents and friends, I came to know that everybody was having the same feelings.  It was actually due to smog which is a combination of fog and smoke and it is a form of air pollution. The main reason behind smog is air pollution which is due to the vehicular emissions, industrial emissions and forest and agricultural fires. These sources emit nitrogen oxides (NO2 and NO3), Sulphur oxides (SO2 and SO3), Carbon oxides (CO and CO2) and Particulate matter (dust, pollen, soot, smoke, and liquid droplets). The most authentic reason of this recent happening is the emissions from coal power plants and fire burning of residues of the rice crop in Eastern Punjab as confirmed by Remote Sensing Images.  These emissions in the air can lead to serious health problems like lungs ailment and its long-term exposure can ultimately lead towards death.

The other industrialized cities of the world like Beijing (China) and London (United Kingdom) too have faced the same problem of smog and that was even worse than this one. But we do not learn from others’ experiences and did not put any effort to avoid such problem. It’s the need of the hour to address these issues at the right time to avoid more complications. It is not the single problem which man has created, there are many problems and they are getting even worse with every passing day. The man is using technology to make his life better and all pollution created by the production of various comfort giving products is becoming a reason for creating problems in his life. This cycle is continuously being repeated and leading us towards our own destruction. As all these things brought luxuries in our life, at the same time they are creating problems. We cannot afford all luxuries at the cost of destruction of Environment. If such destruction continues in future, it will become very difficult for human beings to survive.

We are not only destroying our lives by exploiting the environment but also the life of other living beings. Human beings have no right to damage the flora and fauna and be a reason for their loss and silent death. It’s high time to switch to environmentally friendly sources of energy and to quit the activities which are a reason behind such happenings and problems. The government should take actions to overcome such environmental problems and to make environmental conditions better for citizens and citizens should also fulfill their responsibilities regarding the environment. We have to make our lifestyle environmental friendly and use the resources sustainably so that our future generations can also get the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of Earth. It is the responsibility of citizens to put pressure on Government to switch to renewable energy sources and we should deny buying all those products which cause harm to the environment. All we need is awareness and motivation as a nation to make our environment better than before. It is not possible to change all the things overnight but we can take an initiative to bring a change and our small contribution can prove fruitful for every citizen.

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