Haresh Daswani | The importance of going environmental

There has been some important discussions on the past on the ecological cost of any action. What is just as urgent is the climatic effect of inaction.

Countless surveys have presented that we are all more than aware about our environment, and countless surveys have also presented that we are willing to do something. 

Unless we do anything, no change can happen.

The flooding that happened last Sept. 26, 2009, in the Luzon area of the Philippines should give people a more urgent picture of climate change. The Philippines was not the only one affected. If we gather up data for the worst flooding disasters in the last decade, different countries all over suffered the same fate. They were all taken by surprise, they were helpless, and they were confused.

We sat in front of the TV witnessing what devastation climate change could bring to different countries. Now that it happened here, this should be a wake up call that perhaps everyone needs to take more immediate action with regards to environmentalism.

It even has to go a step further. No one else has to wait for floods to reach their area before they wake up to this realization. Environmentalism is paramount as we try to reverse the ecological effect of our daily routine. We have to reflect, be aware, and analyze what has to be done to bring back balance to nature.

Everyone has to give more urgency in using only what they need, to plant trees and other plants, and to encourage physical activity instead of being dependent to mechanical systems for things we can easily do on our own.

The little things we can do makes a big difference. And there is no earlier time to start than now.


– Column by Haresh Daswani

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