We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors. We borrow it from our Children.
– Red Indian Saying.
Our present trajectory of growth is simply unsustainable. It is putting too much stress on the environment. We need to act, and act resolutely if we want to avert an environmental catastrophe which will, in all probability, lead to an existential crisis for humanity. If we wish to heed the Red Indian saying quoted above, we need to look at several inter-related issues namely
– Management of the waste we produce – reduction, recycling and proper disposal
– Curtailing of highly polluting industrial processes
– Preservation of bio-diversity
– Reduction of greenhouse gases.
Our challenges are…