In my recent trip to Karachi I paid a visit to the Seaview beach for enjoying nature. My excitement soon turned into concern when I witnessed an overwhelming amount of plastic trash not just scattered across the beach but also floating away into the sea. Polluting nature has become the order of the day. We don’t even realise that we are destroying the very nature that sustains us.
Being an environmentalist, I was extremely disheartened at the ordeal since I know the serious consequences that this entails. Believe it or not, there is an entire island of plastic floating around somewhere in the Pacific Ocean — a shocking phenomenon that has led many environmentalists to ponder over the current ecological situation. Not only do researchers now claim that there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050, but they also assert that traces of microplastic have been found inside the fish we consume; soon plastic will be everywhere. Why are we stepping into this ecological disaster?
Blaming government is a famous rhetoric. We are the one who pollute the sea and destroy nature altogether. Each and every one of us is responsible for the current global crisis. Therefore, it is incumbent upon all of us to transform our daily activities and move towards eco-friendly alternatives.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 4th, 2021.