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The Ailing Planet: 
The Green Movement’s Role 
Nani Palkhivala
Principal biological systems of 
the earth 
• Four biological systems referred by Mr. Lester R. Brown in his 
book “The Gl...
Human claims on these systems 
reaching unsustainable level. 
• Productivity is being impaired 
• Fisheries collapsing and...
• Growing use of dung for burning deprives the farmlands as an 
important natural fertilizer 
• A five-fold increase in th...
Constitutional & legal 
action -a farce 
• Laws are never respected nor enforced in India 
• Article 48A of the constituti...
Present scenario highly deplorable 
• Report of Parliament’s Estimates Committee highlights near 
catastrophic depletion o...
Population control – the only solution 
• Development is the best contraceptive 
• Fertility falls as incomes rise 
• Educ...
Why is our planet damaging 
• Mankind is now the number one cause of all the 
destruction happening on Earth. As well as t...
Population Growth 
Environmental 
Pollution 
Resource Depletion 
Industrialization 
Ozone Depletion 
Global Warming
 Emission of Waste water, 
 Waste gases, 
 Hazardous waste, 
 Ecological imbalance 
 Release of Radioactive rays 
dan...
Easy! 8 Ways to save our planet 
1. RECYCLE GLASS 
Recycled glass reduces 
related air pollution by 
20 percent and relate...
3. RECYCLE NEWSPAPER 
There are 63 million 
newspapers printed each day 
in the U.S. Of these, 44 
million, or about 69%, ...
5. RETHINK BOTTLED WATER 
Nearly 90% of plastic water 
bottles are not recycled, instead 
taking thousands of years to 
de...
7. PLASTIC BAGS SUCK 
Each year the U.S. uses 84 billion 
plastic bags, a significant portion of 
the 500 billion used wor...
Drive Less and Drive Smart 
• Less driving means fewer emissions. Besides saving gasoline, walking and 
biking are great f...
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ailing planet part 2

  1. 1. The Ailing Planet: The Green Movement’s Role Nani Palkhivala
  2. 2. Principal biological systems of the earth • Four biological systems referred by Mr. Lester R. Brown in his book “The Global Economic Prospect’ namely : fisheries, forests, grasslands and cropland • They form the foundation of the global economic system • Apart from supplying food, the four systems provide virtually all the raw materials for industry except minerals and petroleum- derived synthetics
  3. 3. Human claims on these systems reaching unsustainable level. • Productivity is being impaired • Fisheries collapsing and forests disappearing • Grasslands converted into barren wastelands • Croplands deteriorating • Over-fishing common in protein-conscious and protein-hungry world • Forests being decimated in poor countries for firewood • Several species of life face extinction as a result of destruction of tropical forests • World’s ancient patrimony of tropical forests is eroding at the rate of forty to fifty million acres a year.
  4. 4. • Growing use of dung for burning deprives the farmlands as an important natural fertilizer • A five-fold increase in the rate of forest planting needed to cope with expected fuel wood demand in the year 2000. • James Speth, the President of World Resources Institute declared that we are losing the forests at an acre-and-a-half to a second’.
  5. 5. Constitutional & legal action -a farce • Laws are never respected nor enforced in India • Article 48A of the constitution provides for the state to protect and improve and converse forests and wildlife, but the truth is quite contrary
  6. 6. Present scenario highly deplorable • Report of Parliament’s Estimates Committee highlights near catastrophic depletion of India's forest at the rate of 3.7 million acres a year • Unofficial reports indicate 8 times the rate indicated by government statistics • A 3-year study conducted by Unites States using satellites and aerial photography warned of the ‘critical condition’ of the world environment • Growth of world population jeopardizing the future of human society. Took one million years to add the first billion and at present the world population increases by a million every 4 days with total population of 5.7 billion
  7. 7. Population control – the only solution • Development is the best contraceptive • Fertility falls as incomes rise • Education spreads and health improves • No development possible due to population explosion • Rich get richer, poor beget children condemned to remain poor • Compulsory sterilization not suggested but voluntary family planning should be promoted • Choice to be made between control of population and perpetuation of poverty • Population control to be given top priority in India
  8. 8. Why is our planet damaging • Mankind is now the number one cause of all the destruction happening on Earth. As well as trying to destroy each other on the battle-field, we are the cause of a series of other disasters, beginning • with the industrial exploitation of the resources of the Earth. • This has become especially bad since the population of the Earth has trippled in the last fifty years to a point which, even with more efficient means of distribution, there is simply not enough food to go around.
  9. 9. Population Growth Environmental Pollution Resource Depletion Industrialization Ozone Depletion Global Warming
  10. 10.  Emission of Waste water,  Waste gases,  Hazardous waste,  Ecological imbalance  Release of Radioactive rays dangerous for health  Increase salinity and  Reduced vegetation
  11. 11. Easy! 8 Ways to save our planet 1. RECYCLE GLASS Recycled glass reduces related air pollution by 20 percent and related water pollution by 50 percent. If it isn't recycled it can take a million years to decompose. 2. TURN OFF COMPUTERS AT NIGHT By turning off your computer instead of leaving it in sleep mode, you can save 40 watt-hours per day. That adds up to 4 cents a day, or $14 per year. If you don't want to wait for your computer to start up, set it to turn on automatically a few minutes before you get to work, or boot up while you're pouring your morning cup ‘of tea.
  12. 12. 3. RECYCLE NEWSPAPER There are 63 million newspapers printed each day in the U.S. Of these, 44 million, or about 69%, of them will be thrown away. Recycling just the Sunday papers would save more than half a million trees every week. 4. WRAP CREATIVELY You can reuse gift bags, bows and event paper, but you can also make something unique by using old maps, cloth or even newspaper. Flip a paper grocery bag inside out and give your child stamps or markers to create their own wrapping paper that's environmentally friendly and extra special for the recipient.
  13. 13. 5. RETHINK BOTTLED WATER Nearly 90% of plastic water bottles are not recycled, instead taking thousands of years to decompose. Buy a reusable container and fill it with tap water, a great choice for the environment, your wallet, and possibly your health. The EPA's standards for tap water are more stringent than the FDA's standards for bottled water. 6. PLANT A TREE It's good for the air, the land, can shade your house and save on cooling (plant on the west side of your home), and they can also improve the value of your property. Make it meaningful for the whole family and plant a tree every year for each member.
  14. 14. 7. PLASTIC BAGS SUCK Each year the U.S. uses 84 billion plastic bags, a significant portion of the 500 billion used worldwide. They are not biodegradable, and are making their way into our oceans, and subsequently, the food chain. Stronger, reusable bags are an inexpensive and readily available option. 8. LET YOUR FINGERS DO THE WALKING—ONLINE Consider if you really need a paper phone book. If not, call to stop phone book delivery and use an online directory instead. Some estimate that telephone books make up almost ten percent of waste at dump sites. And if you still receive the book, don't forget to recycle your old volumes.
  15. 15. Drive Less and Drive Smart • Less driving means fewer emissions. Besides saving gasoline, walking and biking are great forms of exercise. Explore your community mass transit system, and check out options for carpooling to work or school. • • When you do drive, make sure your car is running efficiently. • For example, keeping your tires properly inflated can improve your gas mileage by more than 3 percent. Every gallon of gas you save not only helps your budget, it also keeps 20 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

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