A few days ago, the world celebrated an international biodiversity day. It is imperative that the international community realises the importance of protecting the environment, because it is a habitat for the entire man kind. If it is degraded, there would be no surrogate for it, or any other viable way of reinstating its natural entity.
Such day is vital, because it reminds man kind about the noble cause of protecting his shelter, source of livelihood, and the general needs of mankind. Such recognition is thus timely, more especially that the globe is faced with a great impetus of pollution and general degradation emanating from man’s economic activities.
The globe is virtually short of the natural beauty which used to play an important role in supporting man’s livelihood, this comprised mainly of flora and fauna, thus making ecosystem friendly to the global inhabitants.
In order to reverse such dangerous trend, massive campaigns about tree planting in a bid to replace the cut ones through miscellaneous utilization, are of paramount importance.
But the problem arises in settling the growing rate of imbalance of the used up trees, and the rate of replacements being made.
There is a great need to enhance a well balanced ecosystem, which might not give rise to unprecedented problems resulting from the abuse of both micro fauna and micro flora.
Some animal species are at the verge of extinction due to man’s egoism and adamant attitude towards advices from experts, about the necessity of guarding jealously against any thing that might interfere within the resonance of the ecosystem and the entire world habitat.
The Herculean task lies ahead in the cause of protecting our world through the means with which to try and curb the amount of carbon dioxide that has over several decades accumulated in the atmosphere.
It is imperative that the necessary scientific means such as planting a lot of trees which play a big role during photosynthesis, when carbon dioxide is used as a major raw material. In the process oxygen is produced as a by product, which is in turn essential in many human activities including respiration and several other things.
Various endeavors should be put in place for the purposes of averting global warming through carbon dioxide reduction, by planting more trees that will be absorbing carbon dioxide gas from the atmosphere as a prerequisite for photosynthesis thus reducing global warming.
Despite the fact that carbon dioxide forms 23% of the other air, it is the major cause for global warming. Yet the degree with which it has had the globe’s temperature rise, will probably take many more decades than its creation took.
This could be partly due to the fact that other more advanced technological discoveries are not yet in place. The unsatisfying heed the people are taking to responsibly protect the environment, is equally a big problem.
A Kenyan professor Wangari Mathari whom we owe a lot of thanks, said that, fifty years from to date, water could be as costly as petrol, due to the fact that the environment is massively destroyed.
This is especially because the masses are ignorant about the vitality of the trees that surround, and make up our environment. It is in this regard that she started a campaign of planting millions of trees which significantly improved rainfall in Kenya, and rainfall reliability unlike the past where rainfall irregularity had characterized Kenya.
As far as micro fauna is concerned, a number of them are useful to Man, which is why they are entitled to the same protection. They play an important role as far as tourism is concerned, and in order to prevent their extinction, stringent measures should be put in place.
There should be legal recognition by various governments world wide, because if the globe gets overwhelmed by a diverse of all agents of degradation, every citizen of this globe will have to suffer, irrespective of his or her social and financial status.
If the present rate of degradation continues like this, it would require much more resources to fight back the consequences, a situation that demands the use of scarce resources. The implication is simple; the situation will have run out of our control as we have great scarcity of resources. Development activities in our countries therefore that do not protect the environment are useless. For there can never be sustainable development when there is no sustainable environmental protection.