Recently we are hearing amazing debates about Greenpeace and how they are spreading their mission in INDIA. Greenpeace, is an international NGO, working in many countries fighting for environment issues in all over the world.
Greenpeace is putting a sincere effort to make the environment clean by stopping the companies from destroying forest/ biodiversity which is nothing but a good initiative.
But in the eye of Intelligence Bureau (IB) India, Greenpeace is a ‘Threat to National Economic Security”.
Well, how can they be a “THREAT” to national economic security?
Economy is an important factor for the country’s GDP growth, but that does not or should not come at the cost of human rights or ecosystems/ biodiversity of the country. Do you (IB) think, that it is fair to destroy one of the oldest forests for generating coal and rip up an entire community or wildlife for greed and profits !
You are so concern about their funding, but you are not concern about money going out in Swiss bank?!
Greenpeace activists (all Indians) are raising their voice against kalpakkam nuclear plant and Mahan’s deforestation for coal reserves, as these projects are signed without concerning the environment issues and without concerning the locals.
In Mahan – Madhya Pradesh, corporations like Essar and Hindalco are after the coal reserves that are beneath the forest area which are facing the threat of an absolute wipe out. Mahan is one of the oldest Sal forests of Asia and over 14,190 lives and livelihoods are dependent on the Mahan forests. Their culture, community and lives are intertwined with the forests that the corporations threaten to destroy. Moreover, displacement from their natural habitat is going to be devastating for the local community.
What about the local people’s rights? Who is going to be accountable for the change in the environment?! How is it going to be dealt with climate change??!
Climate change is changing, and the real issue is not whether we believe in climate change or not and whether we can trust science or not. A day will come when all the scientists will warn you about the implications and impact of climate change, it will be just too late. When you are detected of any disease, you are immediately treated for a cure. Why do we need to wait… why do we need to take bigger risks when it’s the health of our planet and notwithstanding our country at stake?
I am sceptical that now after Greenpeace, there may be a news of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) too, the international NGO whose main focus areas are factory farms, clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry.
We should not be surprised if PETA is also considered a threat to economy too, as PETA is working against killing of animals or any kind of abuse on animals which indirectly is going to affect the industries who are exporting leather and meat, practice abuse on animals for product testing, circus and Zoos.
It is a humble request to everybody to please believe in them when they say, “don’t eat meat, it is bad for your health as well as for your environment”. For the sake of meat production, thousands of gallons of water are wasted in cleaning away the filth in factory farms, transport trucks, and slaughterhouses and eventually dump the water into rivers, which pollute our waterways more than all other industrial sources combined. Just because of high consumption, now farming has a new name “animal agriculture”. Thousands of trees are felled down just to make animal shelters, slaughterhouse. Lands are used to grow grains, soybeans, oats and corns that are later fed to farmed animals.”
Both NGOs, are working towards good and true cause. They are spreading information among people and making them aware of surroundings. They take uncompromising stands for their mission/views.
Now, what is the solution for all this?!
Our country should use different alternative source of energy hydroelectric, solar, wind, and geothermal, because fossil fuels (like coal) contain high percentages of carbon. Fossil fuels are non-renewable resources because they take millions of years to form. The production and use of fossil fuels raise environmental concerns. The principle of supply and demand suggests that as supplies diminish, prices will rise. So Instead of destroying our forests to access the coal underneath, we should start to look in different direction.
We should support these NGOs to do better, and help them in their views for true cause.