At present, only one species has dominated the Earth, i.e., Homo sapiens or Humans. The future of the whole world is being decided by humans. Humans are using their dominating global status & power only for the benefit of humankind, not for other species. Humans are not serious about the damage caused to the environment due to their activities. Humans remain unaware even knowing that their own existence is in danger along with other living beings soon due to climate change and other destructive anthropogenic impacts.
Humans should stop this foolish and lethal way of life on Earth. This planet is not solely for humans but also equally belongs to other living beings; we humans can’t decide or limit the future of the whole biodiversity and environment. We all are on the verge of the “worst future”, which we have been continuously making for self-pleasure since the first industrial revolution.
We will have to change it to tackle this coming existential crisis for the whole biodiversity. Our efforts will only be completed by acting, working, and living with nature, and conserving nature. We have to choose the path of eco-friendly lifestyle and sustainable development and create a world in which all living beings have safe habitats and workplaces (ecological niche).
Our climate action should be inclusive to successfully protect the whole biodiversity from the climate crisis. We humans have to bear responsibility to protect biodiversity and the environment; without this, our motto to work “for nature” will not be successful. For example, every year world governments do plantations to increase green area, to save depleting biodiversity, and for the wellness of citizens but the success rate of transformation of saplings to trees remains low.
This is due to the lack of collective responsibility and duty for nature by both citizens and the government. So, if governments ensure citizens’ participation in plantations and care after plantations, the results would be very positive. Citizens’ participation would help the governments to create a carbon-neutral and biodiversity-friendly society. Such strategy is the need of the hour in all nations or all parts of a nation. Without the involvement of citizens, all actions for better and sustainable earth would be in vain.
All living beings are on a cosmic journey of the universe through planet Earth, with a limited time to live on Earth. In this stipulated time, it should be our responsibility to make the Earth a good and habitable home so that we can give a better future to our coming generations and whole biodiversity.
Care for nature is the responsibility of Homo sapiens, only; we will have to fulfill this responsibility. We should continuously try to make this world better for all living beings so that whenever we leave this earth forever, then we should not regret at all that while living on this earth, we did not take any step to save nature; while we could do that and could make planet earth habitable for generations to come.
Behave like a friend, son, & daughter of Nature; Nature nurtures us. We exist because Nature exists. Without Nature, Earth will be a lifeless planet like millions of millions of planets exist in the Universe. Our duty and deed should be like an intelligent species of Earth, as we humans are. Our anthropogenic impacts should be eco-friendly and sustainable, not destructive. Only then we may dream about a better future.
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