Industrialization: A threat to people living in harmony with naturePosted 4 weeks ago by Adarsha Devkota
Living in harmony with nature is always the characteristics of human. But today, it’s a threat for the people living in natural environment. The main cause behind this is climate change due to rapidly increasing industrialization for fulfilling the needs of the rich and using excessive nature resources for their personal benefits.
On the other hand, the passion of physical world and over exploitation of the natural resources is also a cause for extinction of those preferring natural environments.
The natural disasters such as flood, landslide, etc are the main reasons threatening the life of nature lovers. In fact they are not natural disasters but human induced disasters which are happening due to increasing global warming that leads to melting of snow in the Himalayas. Due to melting of snow, glacial lakes are created and they may burst anytime causing flood and landslides.
For the best illustration of this effect, we can consider the country of Himalayas, Nepal. Due to flood and landslides, thousands of people are losing their lives and properties and are compelled to lead a miserable life. Due to global warming, its direct impact can be observed in the Himalayas of Nepal. In the recent years, the monsoon winds are so heavy that its causes highly torrential rainfall which is the main cause for the over flooding in the Terai region of our country and mountainous regions are carried away by landslides. As a result of this, water surface in the seas and oceans increases that ultimately leads to flooding and landslides. Recently the flood in the Terai of Nepal claimed a loss of more than 8 billions of rice crops planted in Thousands of hectare of agricultural land is also destroyed.
Presently, the biggest problem and the matter of conscience of the world is drastic climatic variation which creates imbalance in natural environment especially in the countries like Nepal where most of the area is occupied by natural environment.
It is only affecting the people who spend their whole life in the natural environment like banks of seas, rivers and forests, etc and depend on agriculture and animal husbandry.
The recent flood in the Terai region of Nepal also targeted similar people. The rich ones didn’t suffer much but the poor did. They lost their habitat as well as their lives.
It is almost difficult to find a rich person or a developed country suffering this type of disaster. Pollution caused by increased industrialization is affecting the innocent developing or under developing countries but the creators of situations haven’t suffered much by the problems like Tsunamis, flooding or draughts.
The result of exploitation of nature by the so called developed countries is being observed in the countries like Nepal. Being naturally diversified country, the ecosystem of the country is in high risk of imbalance due to human induced disasters. These types of disasters have hit the developing countries like Nepal in the form of flooding as well as highly developed countries like America in the form of hurricanes but the hazardous effects are seen in less developed and poorer countries. In spite of these dangerous disasters, the developed countries are not yet conscious about the negative effects in the nearest future that can destroy ecosystem of the whole world and the countries like America, China and India also cannot escape from the effects.
If the industrially developed nations of the world and also those in the path of industrialization both don’t address the matter of climatic change, it is sure that they will suffer from its effects. Nobody can stand the harms of natural disasters. Most of the nations nearer the seas and oceans are almost on the way of disappearance from the earth.
According to researchers, not only human settled continents, but also Antarctica: the continent without humans is also affected by climate change. The largest glacial lake of antarctica is melting rapdidly. According to recently published study, the ice of arctic region will melt totally in summer season in the nearest decades and ships can be run on it.
Peter Wadhams, professor of cambridge university said, ‘In the coming years, changes in weather, temperature, sea winds as well as mainly snow freezing processes will be drastically changed to such an extent that the arctic region may be without snow. ’ For now, it may be a part of water transportation and a source of oil but in the future, it will change the sea ecosystem and increase in acidity of water. The increasing acidity of sea water will effect not only humans but also all living beings on the earth as well as agricultural production will be negatively effected. Instead of clear rainfall, polluted and acidic raifall will takr place which will directly destroy the life of many living things including humans.
This is a threat for the existence of the earth itself. To eradcate this situation, those nations are responsible who put the earth in this situation in the name of keeping themselves in the leading role of economic development . if they don’t leave this anticipation, their existence also will be finished. Nature not only destroys the poor and helpless but also rich and powerful will not be spared by nature.
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