SUICIDAL DEVELOPMENT- GLOBAL WARMING (Current Affairs – 21 Feb 2018)
At the end of the 17th century, the invention of the engine changed the picture of the world after which the industrial revolution began, and then the race for possession of resources started coming in the 20th century;” Industry was recognized as the only way to overcome economic growth and poverty in the world”.
• Needs of future generation must be kept in mind
• Remove poverty, simplify daily chores, improve quality of life
• Use only as many resources as can be replenished
DISADVANTAGE OF DEVELOPMENT
Its disadvantage was that the sea river mountain forest wind and the atmosphere surrounding us, started losing its original form and nature, and pattern change in earth’s weather.
According to the study of European Union in 2015, China is at the top of the list with almost 29 percent of the carbon dioxide emission, America is the second number which leaves 14.5 percent of the carbon dioxide in the environment. The European Union’s share is 9.62 of carbon emission.
LARGEST CARBON DIOXIDE EMITTERS
China – 29.51%
United States – 14.34%
European Union – 9.62%
India – 6.81%
Russia – 4.88%
Japan – 3.47%
Canada – 1.54%
Saudi Arabia -1.40%
LARGEST CARBON DIOXIDE EMITTERS/PER CAPITA EMISSION
Canada – 19
European Union – 6.9
United States – 16.1
Saudi Arabia – 16
China – 7.7
India – 1.9
In fact, there have been many attempts at the international level regarding the environment, the United Nations hopes that all member states will be able to meet basic needs by 2030.
India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. In the last several years, India’s growth rate has remained steady, but in the meantime, there are many challenges facing the country. The biggest concern is to maintain the pace of economic development, poverty alleviation, social development And to protect the environment, India is not untouched by the dangers of climate change, due to rising urbanization and industrialization pollution.
RISING POPULATION: CAUSE OF ALARM
• 6.5 crore people live in slums(India)
• Slum-dwellers lack basic facilities
• China only country ahead of India
• India likely to leave China behind by 2050