THE AGEING PLANET NEEDS CARE

Recently, the number of people over the age of 64 officially eclipsed the number under the age of 5. This is the first time in history of our planet, that this happened. It is a big deal – we have now more older people than younger people by age. There is a second kind of ageing that is also happening around us. The pollution that we are creating is adding up incrementally. The rivers, oceans, mountains, fields and forests, everything is slowly adding up layers of the waste generated by Humans. Along with the Aging People we also need to take care of our Aging Planet As we humans expand the quality living standard to the poor population, the pressure on the planet is only going to go up. There are three options before humanity:1. Let the people remain poor so we generate less pollution – an evil idea2. Keep expanding our living standards like we are doing today and hope that nature will take care of the planet on its own – ignorance and criminal3. Focus our energy equally on the Renewal of the Planet and Expansion of the Living Standards – Creative, Responsible and Rewarding We as Human …

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One Million Species Could Go Extinct: How long can Human Beings survive

According to the recent study over one million species face the threat of extinction from our planet right now. Already a lot of species have gone the Dodo way. If one million Species are going to go extinct then how long can we as Humans survive? Human as a word means to be kind and caring. It is not funny that this is not true. And actually works exactly opposite to what it means. Our ways of life, how we produce food and consume energy and plunder the environment is endangering the very existence of these million species. We release waste like it will disappear. But we also know that it does not go anywhere. The Planet’s Bio Diversity is what sustains us at a very deep level. It is not just mandatory for the physical balance of our food chain. But also the very foundation of our Ancestral Mind which has evolved over years. And is very much connected and interdependent for survival, growth and enjoyment. It is only in the science fiction movies that Humans can survive on a ship for hundreds of years – all by themselves. Becasue the realty is that we cannot. It is just …

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Mesh to protect lakes against pollution in Australia

Mesh drains preventing plastic pollution in Rivers and lakes, developed in Australia

This is an ingenious idea that can protect our water bodies against plastic pollution. As some engineers have pointed out this is not a perfect solution and certainly not scale-able. Because who will go out and clean those mesh bag collectors. And unless those bags are emptied up regularly this system will not work. But still it is good initiative. Because the only bad action is doing nothing about the plastic pollution. Already, our water bodies be it Rivers, Lakes and Oceans are filled with floating plastic bottles and bags for miles and miles. This situation is even more visible in the developing countries such as India, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and other parts of Africa. Because the awareness about pollution is very low in poor and low education countries. This also tells us that the greatest asset we have to fight against this pollution is spreading awareness. But this is not to say that Canada and USA dont need to worry about it. Inland water bodies in North America are equally under threat. The rate at which the plastic is depositing in our water bodies may be slower but we dont have a way to pick up each and …

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