Some green thoughts…

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An inspirational pic of local school girls demonstrating against the world to raise the environmental awareness to save the country. The year was 1989. The prevalent idea at the time was like this… Greenhouse gases released into atmosphere by industrial process by developed and developing countries are depleting ozone layer somewhere above the earth… Which somehow heats the atmosphere and ice sheets in both poles will melt and the melting ice will flood the oceans raising the tide levels till our little country will be sunk… At least that was the prevalent narration. However scientists are telling us now that the exact sequence of events somehow will be a little more complex than that. For one thing the melted ice will not flow to oceans just as water flows on from a spherical surface and that they are regulated by magnetic field of earth as much as the surface geometry of earth.. lots of physics and science involved in the process of determining the exact course nature seems to be taking. But few things are certain from 1989 onwards:

The ice sheets are melting and disappearing fast.
The world is getting a little bit hotter
The developed countries do not seem to share our grief… They are in fact expecting oil and mineral booms from the poles whilst the ice melts and our country will be submerged..
The time for preventive action to halt runaway process is past and gone.. Politicians across the globe made sure they never benefited from the scientific knowledge..

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