As wreck less humanity passes the whim of time, it thanklessly ignores all the treasures of nature, which despite consumption replenish. I remember by science teacher as saying nothing in this world is unlimited, and to pass the planet like we got it to the next generation, we must conserve. These are the some clichés inevitably printed at the back of everyone’s mind. But what is it to conserve and what is the cost of this wrecklessness is what my mind asks.
Well not far back in time, when we were younger, the climate was far pleasant as we in Pakistan have observed. Rains and hail storms were not an uncommon happening. The weather did not hit as far into the extreme as today. There were far more trees than we can witness in our cities and the ground water situation was quite satisfactory.
The last decade has had a toll on each of our natural resources, and today we are nearly running short matching up for any demand we ignored in the past. We are short on water, gas, and fertile land.
Irrational use of resources promoted by an affluent lifestyle projected in the media has drawn away interests of ordinary citizens from birds, trees and animals to media and an exaggerated lifestyle which has had a deep toll on our environment.
But despite all these odds we do have a silver lining, more engineers and architects are now being trained in the environmental sciences and seeking to build eco friendly designs, buildings that conserve resources, and openly laid housings with provisions for trees. Most of all today there is an ever higher number of people who are concerned about the environment.
I’d take this International environment day to make myself a vow to the environment that I shall conserve! Rationally use the treasures of nature, and not only think and write about the consequences of our practices on the environment but also act, because it is time that we may not have.