Corona & Our Environment
On December 31, 2019, a deadly epidemic virus spread in Wuhan, China. Today the whole world is terrified because of that virus. People all over the world are trapped in four walls. The helpless people do not know when their captivity will end. The virus will calm down if the death toll is exactly the same.
Man is only a tiny part of nature. If other elements of nature are not in normal condition, it is not possible for human beings to live in this beautiful world. But we are ignoring this fact and moving forward. Thousands of miles of forest are being deforested, the Amazon is burning, the lungs of animals are burning, the ice of the north-south is melting, the salt water of the sea is rising and the air is becoming poisonous. Nature is forced to come forward to stop our so-called progress. By capturing people all over the world in four walls, nature has freed the other living beings in its bosom today.
Compared to last year, the amount of pollution in the world has decreased by about 50%. The amount of carbon monoxide in the air has dropped by half. The city of pollution in Dhaka, where the noise level is around 110-120 decibels, has reached the human hearing range. Dhaka, which topped the list of the world’s most polluted countries for the past few years, is now ranked 23rd, according to air research firm Air Visual.
April 22 was Earth Day. On the 50th Earth Day, our world has gone through the most pollution free time of recent times. We should learn from here and prepare for a better future. I believe that every country in the world will pay more attention to the education and health sectors in the aftermath of this crisis. Hopefully the world community will be able to make an appropriate decision in this regard. The lines of the poet Sukant’s Chharapatra poem are very relevant today “I will make the world habitable for this child, this is my firm commitment to the newborn.”
Afsana Rezoana Sultana, Department of Agronomy, Patuakhali Science and Technology University.
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