In the year 1974, on June 5, the United Nations, declared this day as “World Environment Day” The idea was to awaken the world and propagate awareness for Protection of our Environment of our Mother Earth. Also, later, in the month of June 2008 , Walt Disney Pictures, released a movie called WALL – E, which was awarded as the best animated movies with an estimated budget of $180 million. This film topped “Time” Magazine ‘s list of the “Best Movies of the Decade”, and in the year 2016, it ranked 29th among 100 films and was considered as the best of the 21st century by 117 film critics from around the world. I too watched it several times because of its theme and it was related to the environment, it portrayed many aspects of future life we humans might face in the coming years !!
This year, the emphasis was on making people aware of the “Plastic Menace” and how to take measure worldwide to curb and control or eradicate the plastic use which is becoming a threat to the humanity and is a serious threat for the entire human kind and other living beings – we had news that a whale died because it swallowed a big chunk of plastic waste which might have obstructed its passage for passing waste.
U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres in a official statement has urged all people to reject single-use plastic items, and warned that growing levels of plastic waste were becoming unmanageable, saying “every year, more than eight million tons end up in the oceans.”
This plastic waste, accumulating in waterways, forests, and beaches across the globe is building up a mountain of plastic material, which needs an urgent solution to recycle or to be sent to space. The time is not far when we would actually end up having our moon as dumping yard for all our waste for having our earth’s environment clean and healthy for sustenance of life.
Think Tank – The global warming and Environment Menace, coupled would result in a devastating effect on our mother earth in general and its living being in large. Time to think of corrective measures !!!