Tag Archives: Water scarcity

What Did We Do?

Source of Inspiration

deforestation

Not even night
brings relief from the heat.
What have we done
when pools boil
in lands where
forests have been slain?

Climates gone haywire
ice caps melting
waves of water wash
life away, pollution the norm.
What have we done?

Across the globe, people
gather to find solutions
to the destruction greed
has caused. Join their voice
start the change wherever you live.
Plant a tree, save water
stop buying that which
contributes to the loss
of this earth’s resources.
Each of us can make a difference.

View original post

3 Comments

Filed under Ecological affairs, Lifestyle, Nature, Poetry - Poems, Re-Blogs and Great Blogs, World affairs

Let’s Jump On The Bandwagon

We all should be aware of the high value of water, source of life. People should also know they can use their voice to stimulate the politicians and get them to take action.

*

To remember

  •   Water scarcity faced by rural population = either headlines that seldom catches our attentions or a topic being discussed infinitely, without even attempting to look for a solution. > point our fingers towards politicians for keeping us blind-folded about the issues – the real ones happening in the rural sectors of our agricultural dominant nation.
  • farmers walked 180 km, a number estimate of 20000 of them, over a period of six days. By the time they reached Mumbai, the strength had grown to 30000.
  • Shiva Sena in favor of this protest + raised voice, to make things work => an urban class can do by pressurizing politicians to make sure counterpart rural get their rights = power of togetherness

Chai & Biscuits

wp3.jpgWe will get the magnitude of the issues when there is no water as we turn on the tap, no electricity when we try to iron our clothes, and no food on the plate lying on our dining tables.  The water scarcity faced by the rural population is either headlines that seldom catches our attentions or a topic being discussed infinitely, without even attempting to look for a solution. We can point our fingers towards the politicians for keeping us blind-folded about the issues – the real ones happening in the rural sectors of our agricultural dominant nation.

While a wink gets a million likes and shares, while we mourn the natural death of a celebrity in a bath tub; the suicide committed by farmers slips our attention spans. And several of the protests, almost taken out on a daily basis, happening in front of the bureaucrats offices failed to…

View original post 708 more words

2 Comments

Filed under Activism and Peace Work, Ecological affairs, Headlines - News, Political affairs, Re-Blogs and Great Blogs

Holistic policies and practices to protect, restore and sustain healthy forests

International Day of Forests, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calling on governments, businesses, civil society and other partners to adopt holistic policies and practices to protect, restore and sustain healthy forests.

“Investing in forests is an insurance policy for the planet”

Despite their critical importance, forests continue to be razed and damaged.

UN estimates every year seven million hectares of natural forests are lost + 50 million hectares of forest land are burned.

forests = essential to realizing shared vision for people + planet > central to our future prosperity + stability of global climate. <= Sustainable Development Goals call for transformative action to safeguard them

protect + restore forested watersheds => save on cost of building new infrastructure for water purification

> By 2025, nearly 1.8 billion people > live in areas > absolute water scarcity, + two-thirds of world population could face water-stressed conditions.

DESERTIFICATION

Photo credit: UN News Centre

In many rural economies, the forest enterprises of families and communities are major contributors to local livelihoods. Photo: FAO/Giuseppe Bizzarri

‘Investing in forests is an insurance policy for the planet,’ says UN chief

On the International Day of Forests, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on governments, businesses, civil society and other partners to adopt holistic policies and practices to protect, restore and sustain healthy forests.

“Investing in forests is an insurance policy for the planet,” said Mr. Ban in a message on the day, marked annually on 21 March.

Despite their critical importance, forests continue to be razed and damaged. The UN estimates that every year seven million hectares of natural forests are lost and 50 million hectares of forest land are burned.

“The world’s forests are essential to realizing our shared vision for people and the planet. They are central to…

View original post 174 more words

2 Comments

Filed under Ecological affairs, Nature, Re-Blogs and Great Blogs