The world is struggling to fight out the damaging consequences of climate change. No number of global summits, scientific approaches, and green movements could pull down the carbon footprints on this planet; it is ever increasing. Neither the developing nor the developed countries are ready to cut their emissions. However, in the midst of all this, when you hear of countries like Bhutan, it seems like they from another universe. In fact, it seems impossible to categorize this little piece of heaven as either developing or developed. It’s green and peaceful that’s all we can say. Much longer before millennials became aware of sustainability, Bhutan was already the world’s most eco-friendly country.
The knockout punch of global warming is clearly reflected in the massive bleaching of the coral reefs, causing a wipeout of the colonies. This has been observed in a recent study published in Journal Science after bringing together the observations of more than 100 global reefs since the 1980s when such bleaching events were hardly noticed.
While discussing the factors that contribute towards degradation of environment we tend to miss out on an important point. The excess population! Yes, the widespread population, which just keeps growing every minute, is a matter of concern because it is leading to deterioration in the environment. However, even in this day and age, people find discussing family planning and its consequences awkward.