Hamza Iqbal Chughtai
I tend to believe that the world is a good place, a kind place, a safe place. I thought it was quite a good, kind, and safe place for humans. However, it’s us, humans, who are making this world the worst place to live in for other fellow humans and even for the animals. We, humans, are being toxic to the very place that is considered the reason we are all able to live.
We are polluting the very air we breathe. The water we drink is also being polluted by the toxic chemicals we add. The streets we walk on are exactly where we dump our garbage. The oceans, the rivers, and the mountains we visit for our pleasure are also where we dump all the waste and plastic while enjoying the view. Then, when we are blessed with rain, there is sewage water everywhere on roads and streets.
The chemicals, wastes, garbage, plastic, I believe, are not toxic, but humans are the real toxins. We are the reason why this planet is dying such a slow death. We are killing the only thing that is keeping us alive. Every day, we attempt to make this world the worst place for our children and grandchildren to be born in.
We cut down trees, our source of oxygen, and the home of the wildlife. We dump plastic and chemicals into oceans to kill marine life. The industrial waste eventually gets into drinking water, so we are slowly poisoning other humans. How can you expect from the very humans who kill each other to protect wild and marine life? We first burn down the home of wild animals just to build our own, and when they wander in streets finding shelter to sleep, we kill them because they are unhygienic. This is the kind of sick generation we are.
We need to act as soon as possible if we want to save this planet and make it safe enough for our children and grandchildren. Therefore, we need to recycle more, cut down plastic use, plant more trees, regulate industrial waste, stop polluting the air, and finally keep the drinking water clean. In short, we need to invest more in clean energy and clean jobs; we need to make this world greener and cleaner.