ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY is a state in which the demands placed on the environment can be met without reducing its capacity to allow all people to live well now and also in the future.
Evidence is strong that we are exceeding and eroding the earth’s carrying capacity, that there are limits to growth on a finite planet. Effects are interactive, complex, unpredictable and escalating, as we head for a global average temperature rise of more than 2 degrees celsius over pre-industrial levels.
Leading thinkers suggest that to stand any chance of achieving environmental sustainability, all of us need to move from “a sense of right-to-exploit the natural environment” to “a worldview of mutual interdependence and radical eco-innovation.”
The concern has very effectively been defined and described in the following only 2 minutes “Conservation International- natureisspeaking.org” video from National Geographic.
|Please watch the video, ponder and act..|
|PLASTIC — A SERIOUS THREAT TO ENVIRONMENT|
What is alarming is that more than 80 lacs metric tons of plastic ends up in the ocean each year..which is just a tip of an Iceberg shown as a plastic bag afloat an ocean by National Geographic on the front page of their issue of June’ 2018. (image above)
(Contextual facts, contents and images quoted above are courtesy ft.com, natureisspeaking.org, National Geographic and other eminent magazines & websites)