KECH: At the turn of a new epoch, humans themselves are now responsible for the destruction of marine lives. The toxic chemical waste from major industries and factories are dumped into rivers and oceans causing irreversible damage. The people in coastal areas are adding to this by throwing garbage like plastic bags, furniture, batteries, bottles, and many materials on a regular basis. This has detrimental effects on marine life. Studies show that if this horrendous act of marine pollution is not halted it will lead to the death of the majority of marine life in the future. Furthermore, these chemicals evaporate from oceans, into the atmosphere and fall back down to earth as acid rain. This vicious cycle continues.
A large number of the world’s population depends on seafood. With a scarcity of food and water, how will human beings be able to survive? The authorities concerned must take stringent measures on this issue and protect our oceans and marine life.
We need to create awareness about environmental pollution. People should know how thoughtless human activities are leading us to destruction. We are facing the threat of global warming and climate change. This trend should be reversed.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 22nd, 2019.