Thanos would be proud. We have cracked the code to balance the yin and yang of human life. Technology and nature now stand shoulder to shoulder to pave the way for the future.
The environment has been something that has both gained importance and seen neglect over the past few years. But the question running on everybody’s mind is whether the environment will ever stand shoulder to shoulder with technology and rising infrastructure. I believe I have the answer to that question.
With countless companies pushing the boundaries of science and technology, the importance of the environment has somewhat been on the chopping block as every new advancement in technology has always pushed mankind a step back in terms of environmental concern.
But that has changed now. Environmental concerns have been the driving force for the majority of the innovation that takes place today. The first instance being renewable fuel sources in countries like Denmark (also known as the ‘nation of the wind’), Sweden, and Croatia, who are now bigwigs in the innovation sector with environment-friendly
companies like Rimac and Ikea, who
have revolutionised the automobile and
furniture industry respectively. Rimac is
now the first company to have created
an electric supercar capable of giving
companies like Ferrari or Lamborghini a
run for their money.
Even in the United States, Companies like
Tesla reigns with an iron fist ( or should I
say aluminium fist) in terms of innovation and creativity. The company is pioneered by
Elon Musk, one of the geniuses of the 21st
century. The idea of the electric car, which was once impossible to fathom, is now a
reality, with the option of ordering one. If the 7.2 billion people on our planet are capable of such greatness, then the ecological balance would be well restored by the next 20 to 30 years.
Unfortunately, the environment faces other problems too. The most momentous being global warming. The world’s temperature is constantly rising and it is not a matter to turn a deaf ear to. To quote an excerpt from oscar-winning actor Leonardo Dicaprio’s speech at the 2015 Oscars, “ climate change is real, and the most urgent threat that the planet has to face eventually. Thus, we humans must stop procrastinating and act. 2015 was the year that had the highest ever recorded average worldwide temperature during the summer season.”
This stands as a testament to the exploits that man has caused over the centuries that he has dominated this planet. This exploit will potentially lead to the melting of the ice caps, thus raising the world’s sea level by approximately 70 meters. This will disrupt the antipodal system in which the continental separation of Pangaea occurred as the north pole’s water content balances the massive landmass that we call Antarctica. Along with the icecaps goes the massive biodiversity that this planet unfolds. Most importantly, the Polar bears will have lost their habitat and their way of survival.
To conclude, I would like to quote an excerpt from 2020 Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix’s speech at the Oscars, “ Humans fear the idea of personal change because we think we need to sacrifice something; to give something up. But human beings at our best are so
creative and inventive, and we can create, develop and implement systems of change that are beneficial to all sentient beings and the environment.”

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