How oft we hear of people being killed? Died with natural calamities like Earthquake, Tsunami or the Hurricane. Killed in War and burnt alive or buried dead. This is real harsh reality as we see thousands of people dying every day in any part of the world. Our hearts bleed for the injured and the dead when we see the scenes on the small screen or on the web. This gives us a rise to the thought - Is human life at a brink of extinction?
Whatever, the real concern is 'After the calamity strikes'. When 9/11 took place, the horror still is alive in our minds and so is the Earthquake still devastating with recent casualties in Pakistan and Kashmir, shattering our emotions. Do we ever think of the after consequences? It's almost forgotten later. With the Iraq War, the environmental consequences are facing threats of acid rain as well as respiratory and carcinogenic effects in humans accordingly. With the chemical and bio weapons with depleted Uranium (DU) causes lung cancer, kidney failure and many diseases. The burning oil wells has environmental problems and as oil is spilled in seas and ground, the hazard is yet to combat. As per the Greenpeace.org report 1,90,000 sympathizers have signed the 'Ban Uranium weapons' formed by International commission, 2003.
Natural calamities are beyond human control but why wage war? Why do people have to fight over religions, lands and spread terrorism? Only god knows but its human destruction and the land of the lord 'Earth' is in real trouble!
Here's a recent Question of a reader Katharine Biddle Barrette, received by Kidsfreesouls:Earth Talk on Iraq War environmental problems - It says All........