TURBAT: Every year, the world is advancing and moving towards modernisation at a faster pace. The positive aspects of this modernisation are numerous, but there are also negative effects of these changes. Negative effects such as global warming and deforestation are part and parcel of development as the world needs to accommodate the growing population. Given that the world’s population is seven billion right now, it makes one wonder what will be the case in the year 2050? The population is expected to increase to 10 billion by then, and given the uncontrollable expansion, it seems the prediction may come true. Every country needs to take action to control this population growth, as we could run out of numerous resources such as coal, oil and most importantly, water. The threat is so real that the Earth may no longer be the home for our future generations in 2080.
The other problem the entire world faces is that of pollution. There are different kinds of pollution, such as noise, air, land, and water pollution. Governments across the world need to work together to reduce the amount of pollution their country and their region creates, rather than seeking a way out by shipping off their garbage to developing countries, so they would not have to deal with it.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 11th, 2019.