Home / Letters to the Editor/ Human ravage and nature’s rage

Human ravage and nature’s rage


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:00


Scientists say that global warming is caused by carbon dioxide emissions from industrial units – far in excess of what was naturally produced by elements of the earth in earlier times.

The writer intends this piece to titillate the minds of average readers for deeper reading on the scientific aspect of global warming, which holds ominous disasters for the future, if industrial units are not curtailed-thus allowing excessive production that is catered for human needs.

In deeper thought we see it as a vicious cycle emanating from greed-followed up by advertising agents spurring entrepreneurs to produce in excess for larger profit-to the detriment of innocent masses!

Disasters foretold by scientists are now surfacing the globe needing close attention by industrial entrepreneurs and moralists.  

Scientists pointed out and still do, that if this warming is not arrested, it will further effect the natures balance between the earth and sun causing excessive industrial emissions to be absorbed into the oceans; this will prevent coral and sea shell formation, changing the configuration of ocean and wind currents that had been stable in the past several years and also it will disturb the global surface temperature-now experienced with wind currents blowing hot and cold in rapid turns.

In earlier years there was what is termed Greenhouse Effect with water vapor and other acceptable gases absorbing the heat emanating from the sun-trapping its radiation to the lower atmosphere, maintaining normal temperature with no abnormal heating.

Aren’t we sitting on a ticking time bomb when we see what is happening with forest fires in Australia, Amazon forest in raging fires, Indonesia in flood, earthquakes in Canada and Mexico, dreaded tsunamis, epidemics and killer heat waves and volcanic eruption in the Philippines?

These planetary changes seen seldom in the past, are now increasing in enormity and frequency.

A former Vice President of the US Al Gore said: “Red alert is on, to examine a better way of life!”

Scientists have introduced the following as a deterrent for rapidly increasing global warming;

Construction of engines not polluting the air

Harnessing sun and wind for production

Using coal resources without heating the planet

The above is covered by a new technology termed clean-tech; such effective devices have been down the pipeline for quite a while, but curiously slow in coming out at the other end.

But why?

Are they dragging feet to make hay while the sun shines?

If so, is it not short shortsighted and a shame?

None so blind as those who refuse to see, but continue to ravage the planet, with rape of forests and damming of rivers, catering to needs of industrial units, thus enraging nature now spewing its vengeance.

– Oscar E.V. Fernando

 


Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


DISCLAIMER:

1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.

COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

Parliamentary debate on forensic audit reports: Only two constructive suggestions

Monday, 24 February 2020

A debate without substance I spent two afternoons last week in watching the live debate on the forensic audit reports by Sri Lanka’s Parliamentarians. Sadly, there were only two Parliamentarians who made constructive suggestions that should merit a


‘Stutiyi’, my dearest Sri Lankan friends

Monday, 24 February 2020

My heartstrings have been pulled every day during the past few weeks. When following closely my home-country’s all-out efforts to fight the COVID-19 epidemic, I’m always being touched by the most concrete solidarity and the most sincere friendshi


COVID-19 in China: Testing the quality of humanity

Monday, 24 February 2020

Many opinions have been penned across the world over the outbreak of the new strain of influenza. It has killed thousands of innocent Chinese according to official figures. As it came from China, no candlelight vigil has been held in major cities in


Extremes of two world economies – Communist and Capitalist

Monday, 24 February 2020

Up until now, two major economies have dominated the world – the communist economy, militarily controlled and with only state enterprises (or so it was believed outside of their military borders) and the so-called capitalist economy that commenced


Columnists More