Posts Tagged ‘environmental threat’

I dont know if I can give an honest opinion about that. I was supporter of science from the time I can remember. I grew up reading Science USSR and Sputnik (my dad used to read all those stuff and that was the only option available for me when I felt like reading something in English). I believed its science that made life easier, the world smaller and a better place to live. I am not telling you that I have changed any of those opinions. I was just being a part of that ever running debate.

Ofcourse science should continue with its work, but the big question is to what extend? For example we can take the LHC experiment going on in CERN. An experiment whose results are not still known. What can possibly go wrong is still something they are trying to figure out. I am not an expert in particle physics, but I have read a lot of articles telling the possibility of the creation of something called “anti-matter” or the God’s particle as called by some. The anti-matter can collide with particles and cancel with each other resulting in energy bursts to an extent we cannot possibly fathom. Sometimes to magnitude enough to obliterate this whole planet.(Hey they have been telling about this thing in the recent movie “Angels and Demons“, but its of a greater magnitude than what is portrayed in that film).

Atleast half the world has been asking why do you really need to do something that has the potential to kill us all. But if you ask me, if I was in CERN and I was to take the decision to go forward or not, its for sure I am gonna flag a green. I believe to every inch in my body , that its worthless to live ignorant. I think its worth taking the risk but still I respect the right of other people to live. And for the same reason I believe that such an experiment should be conducted after making sufficient safety measures and in a higly controlled and totally contained environment. What if this god’s particle is the future of man kind. Wouldn’t that be so unwise to let it go unattended.

This LHC is not the only experiment of its kind.There are a lot more in this world which has been receiving a lot of criticizm as “the end of days”. You can read more about it here. I know many of you wouldnt agree to me and you have very strong and solid reasons to back up your theory, but still this is what I believe in. But on the same time I am a believer. I believe in god but the defenition of God would be  a bit different.

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Don’t ever think its just another cute pack of clouds in the skies. It one of the major environmental concerns in the present day world. And if you are an Asian, then be aware that this one has the potential to kill you. Wiki says,”The Asian brown cloud is a layer of air pollution that covers parts of South Asia, namely the northern Indian Ocean, India, and Pakistan.Viewed from satellite photos, the cloud appears as a giant brown stain hanging in the air over much of South Asia and the Indian Ocean every year between January and March, possibly also during earlier and later months.”

What caused this is very obvious. All the smoke and other effluents we emit are not going away, they simply linger just above your head doing all the harm to you and your land. I am writing this from Kerala, a very green place in the southern tip of India. Long costal lines, back waters, mountains on the other side.. all that makes this small place a heaven on earth. But I am not sure if I can show this same world to my children or grandchildren. This place is slowly changing. The rivers are running dry, the weather cycles are completely disturbed. It used to rain without a break from the end of May to July, but we are still waiting for the rain. Sometimes it showers for an hour or so and then nothing. Now the scientists have come up with the theory pointing on the brown clouds as the culprit.

They are robbing us of our showers. Like the same way they robbed the Bengali’s of their winter. India and most of Asia still depends on agriculture to survive. And any change in the climatic conditions or the natural cycles would be a threat of gargatuan proportions.