Maniacal Mankind

Every morning welcomes us with a choice of terrible news… Last couple of days it has been the terrible blast at Jaipur, and the tragic earthquake at China…

And today, I happened to come across a small news item on BBC that said – “Wildlife Populations Plummeting “. (Click here for the news)…

Heres a quick summary…

The “Living Planet Index”, is a database that is compiled by Zoological Society of London in partnership with WWF. And heres what their data reveals…

– Pupulation of marine species in the world has gone down by 28% in just 10 years, between 1995 and 2005

– Populations of ocean birds have fallen by 30% since the mid 1990s

– Land-based populations have dropped by 25%

The news item says “Humans are wiping out about 1% of all other species every year, and one of the “great extinction episodes” in the Earth’s history is under way”…

Can you believe that?

And then add to this, the other plunders being committed by man – the destruction of forest areas, river waters, and natural resources of earth…

If this is the civilization ushered in by the modern world, then it is time that we put mankind in the dock…

Or better still…Stop the world, and push mankind off…  


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