The Copenhagen summit on the Climate Change was dominated by the BASIC (Brazil, America, South Africa and China) countries.Some say, as the opposition in India, that the developing countries and India have given up a lot in the name of environment. Others, however, claim that Copenhagen agreement was so diluted that it will not be much useful. Lets be clear as to why are we even discussing all this? The pollution and the subsequent climate change is a symptom of the way we have chosen to look at our relationship with Nature and the Universe, and therefore our paradigm of Science itself. Not using distilled water bottles or becoming vegetarian will slow down the march towards mutual destruction, but it would not eliminate the eventuality. To have a sustainable lifestyle and a planet that is available even to 100 generations down the line, we have to make sure that our footprint on the planet is almost zero. This entails a completely different way of thinking and living. The current Western Science foundation was laid in the 17th and the 18th centuries, often called "Age of Reason" as opposed to the "Age of Faith" of the Middle Ages. Science or Reason was taken to be antithetical to Religion. So, Science tried to "outdo God" from the get-go. The premise was – if man can create something out of plain widgets, then the question of God does not arise. If one, for example, could explain how electrical ions lead to lightening and thunder, then it is not a doing of a "3rd party" called God. That is why, in Modern Scientific era we ended up re-creating what nature gave for free, just so that we could control the level of our comfort, even if it meant living indoors and having a synthetic body. From ACs to plastics to toothpastes to even flu shots – we have been fighting a "God" which served as an unfortunate alibi for Nature itself. We did not learn to harness the nature… to borrow from the nature. We instead wanted to dominate nature.
The Copenhagen summit on the Climate Change was dominated by the BASIC (Brazil, America, South Africa and China) countries.Some say, as the opposition in India, that the developing countries and India have given up a lot in the name of environment. Others, however, claim that Copenhagen agreement w …
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