Let’s Save The World

Let’s Save The World

I have been trying to go green for the past few weeks and I’ve been failing miserably. I want to stop using diapers for Arlo and try to use cloth ones. I want to stop using so many plastic bags and plastic in general in my daily life. I want to stop using electricity so much. There’s so much I want to do, but there’s so less of what I’m actually doing. So a few days ago, while cooking I was watching Netflix and came across a documentary called Chasing Coral. Now, I don’t usually watch documentaries, because they are the truth. I watch TV to escape from reality and to make my brain stop emitting brain waves so that I can live in nothing for some time. I just want to be stupid for an hour and think about nothing, but documentaries, on the other hand, make me think. People who are close to me know I have the tendency to overthink stuff. Whatever it might be, I tend to overthink and stress myself out.

So I decided to watch a documentary and found one that looked really good. The teaser for it was beautiful. Chasing Coral’s cinematography is so beautiful, it made me want to cry just looking at the few shots. And no, this documentary is not about a guy chasing a girl named Coral. It is about a bunch of guy chasing the bleaching of coral reefs across the world. This guy who self-taught himself about different coral reefs goes on an expedition to the Great Barrier Reef to see the bleaching. I knew that coral reefs have been dying slowly, but when I saw this documentary, I cried. I cried because that’s a living thing. I cried because I’m responsible for that too. I cried because we are responsible for the killing of an entire ecosystem.

Is invention really progress if we ruin our planet? Is the invention of the century really worthy if there’s no planet to live on? Coral reefs disintegrating into the ocean, ecosystems failing, species going extinct and natural disasters intensifying are some of the few effects of global warming. And then, of course, we have people who deny climate change. I mean, look around people! Religion and climate change has nothing to do with each other. Believe in whatever God you want, but do not deny about global warming. We were left on one of the most beautiful planets in our solar system, so vibrant and full of colors with life. We should save it, we should protect it, we should guard it and we should take care of it. How is it that in search for comfort we are torturing our home? How is that for making our life easy, we are going to destroy a planet?

Neil deGrasse Tyson said, “Even with all our technology and the inventions that make life so much easier, than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we’re still at the mercy of nature.” Life has been easy, we have readymade meals, we have readymade clothes, we have readymade gadgets, we don’t need to hunt for our food and we don’t need to walk miles for water like it is in a few countries. So I bought reusable grocery bags that I can fill my produce in this week and started using them. I want to make a difference. We should start making a difference. Tomorrow I do not want Arlo looking at me and saying, why didn’t you do anything? I can try and make a difference. I have taken the first step in saving the world, have you?!


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