Enemies of mankind

Tuesday 25th February 2020 17:14 EST

It started with the Corona virus which began taking its toll in China and then spread throughout the world. Hopefully an antidote will soon be found which will put paid to this vicious enemy of the modern world. Who would think that a tiny invisible germ can cause so much death and devastation? But then every now and then something sinister happens which brings the word to its knees. 

The raging fires in Australia and the floods in Europe including the UK are but a few recent disasters which make you wonder what the world is coming to. We are only talking about the disasters which happened in recent months. 

Not too long ago, the havoc caused by heavy rains in the wake of, and in accompaniment of, the two hurricanes had brought America, the world’s most powerful nation, to its knees. 

The incredible sight of America’s cities submerged in deep waters makes you wonder how helpless man is against the wrath of nature. But it has to be said, the culprit is man himself. 

These tsunamis, mudslides and floods are Mother Nature’s cry for help in retaliation to the flogging we humans subject her to. It is time for governments to do more to protect the environment. So what could be done to prevent such disasters from happening again? 

This could be achieved by reducing the global warming and conserving an ecological balance by avoiding the depletion of natural resources – by creating sustainability.

Dinesh Sheth

Newbury Park, Ilford

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