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Resolution – 2
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT CRISIS AND BHARATIYA VIEW
The seamless rhythm of nature unwinding over millennia is suddenly being disturbedduring the last few decades. The Akhil Bharaiya Karyakari Mandal expresses its deepconcern over the serious global environmental crisis as evident from increasing water scarcity, air pollution, continuous erosion of forests and bio-diversity which is theoutcome of growing worldwide consumerism and unrestrained consumption of naturalresources.This imbalance in the nature’s cycle is the direct result of the western individualisticworldview based on tenets like ‘struggle for existence’ and ‘exploitation of nature’. It isthis worldview that has resulted in developed countries with only 16% of world population emitting more than half of total Carbon Dioxide emissions. With a mere4% of world population the USA alone is responsible for 25% of CO
emissions. Theresultant rise in global temperature is expected to be anywhere between 2.5º F – 10º F inthe twenty first century as against 0.7º F to 1.4º F in the twentieth century. Destruction of bio-diversity, depletion of ozone layer, increasing epidemics and melting of polar icewhich may lead to the rise in sea levels from 0.2 – 1.5 meters inundating large chunks of land areas are some of the serious threats on the horizon as a result of this globalwarming.In our country too, the same flawed lifestyle is leading to imbalance in the nature’s cycle.Today, the forest cover in Bharat is about 20% in place of mandated 33%. 80% of thediseases in Bharat are the direct outcome of polluted drinking water and lack of hygiene because over 75% of the population is forced to use polluted drinking water. Every year,half of the districts in the country are affected either by drought or floods. Continuallydepleting groundwater levels, increasing temperatures in summer, thousands of acres of agriculture land becoming saline and toxic due to uncontrolled use of chemical fertilizersand pesticides are some of the warning signals. No ebb is in sight to the diseases caused by unabated air pollution, sound pollution and water pollution due to industries in Metrocities and the menace of growing hazardous waste generated from thermocoal and plastic because of the 'Use and throw ' culture.