Literally millions of trees have been killed and millions more in the process of being killed along with all the species of wildlife that live and feed on them. A giant chunk of the environment was sacrificed at the expense of the health and well being of millions of citizens to help business interests.
Recently India's environment has been brutally destroyed.
The entire world is facing a climate emergency and some leaders are focused on “business as usual”. On the other hand, there are also those leaders who are acknowledging the climate emergency which is staring mankind in the face, and they are taking proactive steps to avert climate change.
We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein
So, on that note, we should be careful who we vote for, definitely avoid voting for the same people who will sacrifice your future to help their personal goals, and if none of the candidates are concerned about the environment then you must inform them to do so or you have the option to vote NOTA.
Many citizens are purposely not voting because their future is not being considered by the candidates. They just want votes but they are not at all concerned about protecting and fixing the devastated environment. Citizens are also considering to vote NOTA to highlight that none of the authorities have been taking serious steps to curb illegal environmental destruction in their constituencies. Which in turn has seriously impacted the physical health of residents nearby of all age groups.
No matter who gets finally elected, that person will be your representative, so make sure to be in touch with them on a personal level and you must insist on environment protection. If you don’t talk about it and if you are waiting for somebody else to talk about it, then you will find yourself waiting forever for the environmental conditions to improve.
Where will the line be drawn ? What are you going to do when that line is crossed ? What are you going to tell the next generation ? Theres no time left to procrastinate, we are facing a global climate emergency and this should be the main priority to ensure liveable future on this planet.