May I share the following thoughts? Thanks.
Climate Change: A Tremulous Reality
In spite of technological progress,
Signs of environmental distress are roaming around us-
And unsustainable practices are being woven
Into fabrics of modern life, filled with fuss!
A tremulous reality that’s facing the mankind today
Refers to the global climate change-
’Cause the adverse consequences are too imminent,
And are lying within a close range!
Land degradation threatens food security,
And deforestation kills biodiversity on Earth-
While the water pollution affects public health,
Specially the children, since their birth!
Human activities are destabilizing the global climate,
And definitely there is no doubt-
But still we are reluctant to admit it
And are carrying on the matching game of shout!
Climate is not just an environmental affair,
But also a fundamental development issue-
And its impacts endanger the economic
And social progress as well as the brain tissue!
Reliance on the agriculture, green forestry,
And fisheries are based totally on the climate-
While vulnerability to natural disasters
Deserves a thought to control the heaven’s gate!
Eco-friendly technologies must come forward now
To map the health of planet we live in-
And provide a decisive push through
The scientific experts to focus on what they mean!
Ethics of conservation and stewardship
Should guide all the industries in their choices-
But we, the public, cannot wait any longer
To ignore climate change, and raise our voices!
Polar ice caps and the rising sea levels
Are spreading erosions, and damaging the coast-
While the warmer-wetter world harbor deadly diseases
And will cause us to suffer most!
Today we face the real danger in combating
The climate change, and must wake up now-
’Cause it cares little for developing or developed world,
And will affect us all somehow!
Climate change at present is one of the
Greatest challenges the world now has to feel-
And it’s sneaking in an inequity into the
Developing nations who are facing the chill!
Human activities are the main factors,
And we should no longer sit around-
Rather the solutions need to be explored
From anywhere they can be found!
I can see the battle against climate change
Is going to be waged for the next many years-
But with a right mix of policies and practices,
The United Nations can wipe out the fears!
Through choices and purchases, advocacy and activism,
We can reach the desired goal-
And protect our mother Earth with all her resources
Before she faces the perilous toll!
Well, may I seize the opportunity to articulate
My own voice on climate change today?
And allow you, the audience, to consider
What else you can do, or would prefer to say!
I am sure, far more is within our power,
Sinks or resources than is commonly understood-
To design a well-planned transition or
A sustainable world for her habitants and for good!
The international community, as we see it today,
Is only in an “embryonic” form-
But I am too convinced, it has a vision
To safeguard us against any global storm!
Still we, the world citizens, have to keep a spotlight
On issues of climate change to glow-
And adopt the green technology or renewable resources
Before we face the mental blow!
Instead of passing the blame, a sense of
Global solidarity or responsibility is now a must-
To protect our environment, before it falls
Under the realms of industries and their lust!
Dissenting voices would always be there,
But we must carry on this motivational task-
’Cause climate change is a “hot button” issue
That I emulate without donning my mask!
Today, without conservation, economic growth
Cannot be sustained, that I know for sure-
While the smoky air we breathe needs to be clean,
And the water we drink has to be pure!
Thus, global audience needs to be driven by the need
To protect the climate as a resource-
And my efforts will bear fruits only if followed
By public and authority with legal force!!
June 9, 2002
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