We take for granted many of the things around us. Try to look back a century ago and compare the quality of our lives. You buy water now. You even buy air through the air conditioning units you install at home. Many of the things that were free before are now for sale. What does that mean?
It can mean two ways - either that entrepreneurs found a way to make a sale and enjoy bigger profits or that our environment is deteriorating. Well, the reason is likely both. You need a good product or service to make a name and a living in this world. And if you can make people buy something that used to be for free, then you hit the jackpot.
But if you also survey your surroundings, you’ll see that it is far from pristine and we contributed to its deterioration. Can you safely drink water from streams and rivers today? Probably not. It is no longer safe for human consumption that even fishes can be rarely seen or fished. But it is not yet too late to save the environment if we all unite and act now.
And the social and geopolitical instability do not help. Many countries in the Far East are now ravaged by war that its citizens are forced to find a new home somewhere else because there is no more hope left back home.
The world faces a lot of issues but we fail to acknowledge how the environment suffers from the unending conflicts among nations and its people.
But the ultimate point is this:
Everyone is busy with things that do not really matter but always point fingers once tragedy strikes. Every day, you hear about stories of war, calamities, droughts, floods, global warming, and climate change among others but only a handful act on these causes.
What’s even more disheartening is that the people in authority and power do not seem to act on it.
Let us hope that things will change for the better by raising awareness on environmental issues that plague the world today, to protect the public in general especially vulnerable groups.
Environmental Issues That Matter Today is republished from IANAA