Humanity Is Sitting on a Time Bomb

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“Humanity is sitting on a time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet's climate system into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced - a catastrophe of our own making." 

India has about 17 percent of the world’s population and just 2 percent of the world’s land area. This imbalance between the number of people and the resources available is the basic reason for India’s woes.

There can not be an iota of doubt that the abnormal growth of population in India is the mother of many of our problems and our success and failure on this front would ultimately decide our survival. Even a cursory glance at the conditions of our cities and towns would reveal the grim reality that these groaning under overpopulation with multifarious problems of terribly deficient civic services, poor policing . And as a result most of them have ceased to be livable and heading for a situation to die a natural death! The state of health of a nation can not be judged by the conditions prevailing in a few metros. Even a few of our metro cities are the victims of overpopulation and the resultant chaos. You just have to scratch the surface of New Delhi, the national capital to see its underbelly. The migrants who take refuge in colonies lead a sub-human existence with problems of acute shortage of drinking water and others.

How many flyovers do Delhi have...over 50 ..but still we all know the pathetic traffic situation......Paris has 5...and the average traffic speed is much higher.... What is the average no of lanes in Gurgaon...it is 3...still during peak hours you can take up to 2 hours on the 4 lane road between Delhi and Gurgaon to commute....please note that the average no of lanes in London is 1.5...and the average travelling time per person is 20 Min/Day. We have the state-of-the-art metro in Delhi...one of the most advanced systems in the world......Still a huge percentage of people in Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata, think that stepping in the jam-packed metro or a local train, is NOT worth the effort....sometimes during peak hours you may have to keep standing on the platform until 3 metro trains cross back-to-back, one after the other, with no space for you to even stand...it is worth to mention here, that the Mumbai local train officials feel that the local train network cannot be further improved, because the local trains already have a dangerously high level of frequency, higher than anywhere in the world. The essence here is that "Capacity issue is the biggest issue with any big project/initiative/thought in India."  I believe we are already far beyond the carrying capacity of the India. I also do not see the political will to do much about it. Nor any politicians taking any considerable steps to address this issue. Instead we have a middle aged mother who just a few months ago chose to have a severely defective baby with an unwed teenage daughter who is due to give birth setting the National example in all this. What hope is there ? Not much. It will all end somewhere, some where we don`t like: Never ending wars for resourses and habital living space, water, food and on and on.

. People trying to eke out an existance in desertified regions while still having babies they cannot feed or event find enough water for. What kind of life is that? The kind that pisses you off, and makes you willing to take up arms and fight whoever someone tells you to fight as long as they will feed you. And on and on it all goes, only getting worse as time goes by. What hope is there anymore ? And I haven`t event brought up Global warming and all that entails. Nature will find its ways of curtailing human population growth: wars, starvation,disease and such. ... I just want to make a point that no matter what the Govt do to improve the...
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