Apocalypse Now?

No this is not a retro review of the Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen starrer epic flick. Neither is this a sneak peek at the next X-Men production. It is simply a reflection of the events that have transpired over the last few months around us.

In the last quarter alone we had more major earthquakes than we had in the past decade! Massive Heat waves across the globe have rendered numerous unwell and caused sizable fatalities. Conversely severe chills have also spared few. Torrential and untimely rains have ravaged crops, beasts and man. Sandstorms are posing threats in many parts of the globe!

I dont know about you, but these seem like clippings from a doomsday prophecy. Perhaps we are not there yet, but we must take these abnormal climatic conditions as forewarnings. Climate Change is a reality and it IS happening and will continue to transpire unless we take the necessary steps to slow down the effects.

Climate Change policies are always a matter of political debate when brought up. However, the reaction to this issue seldom is productive. Governments around the world act as though paralyzed on this one topic. Yeah lets spend billions of dollars on procuring the latest in military and defense systems, but if we need to spend a fraction of that on climate change policies and all of sudden the powers that be make a puppy dogged face and act as though there isn’t enough moolah.

I am not one to believe in prophecies of doomsday or stories of Armageddon and Judgment Day. But yes, what is happening around us, to our planet and in effect us, is a tell-tale sign of our neglect and apathy towards our true mother, Mother Earth – Gaia. This Mother’s Day, let’s remember to be kind to Gaia and do our bit as good sons and daughters.

Be gentle with her, for hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!

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