“Guilty conscience Pricks the mind”. Industrialised countries have made it a point to drag the names of ‘rising economies’ whenever they discuss global warming or any topic related to it. ‘Passing the buck’ is the name of the game. If the subject is about a possible food shortage, they would say: “can’t help it, those two emerging powers are consuming much more than they used to “. or when they talk about green house emissions, they would say “These two countries have to act quickly to reduce the emission. The effects of climate change are already at our door steps.” The climate change, (or let us call it “Global Warming”) is a cause of great concern to the entire world. It is irritating the people to such an extent that they are retaliating by resorting to destruction of public property, mainly by setting on fire buses or trains in the name of protesting against something or the other. It is the extremists, political, as well as religious, who are taking advantage of this violent mood of the people. We have to hurry up; something serious have to be done to reduce the effects of global warming.
Author: P U Krishnan
First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first. View all posts by P U Krishnan