Aarey forest in Mumbai is known as the lungs of the city. The forest has became a major debate interest in academics and in Political organizations as future plans of slashing it down by the Mumbai metro is in the news. According to the locals residing there, the Aarey forest is not just a shrub but it is the protector of their precious life which is not precious for the capitalists.
Importance of Aarey Forest in the Life of Mumbaicans.
- It is well known fact that Mumbai is a place where a few centimeters of rain can bring flood and full a stop full stop on the remote life of the people residing in the city. the Aarey forest that is present on the bank of the Mithi river, absorbs the over flowing water from the river and minimize its amount that reach in the home of people residing there. If the forest was not there, then the city has to face massive flood hazards.
- The city is facing the dangerous level of pollution which is severely affecting the life of people living there. The lungs of city will be slashed putting the life of people living there on stake, and then its consequences can be easily estimated.
Claims of Mumbai Metro for Mumbai Metro Construction Project
The Mumbai metro is claiming that metro runs on the clean fuel and will not emit any hazardous gas which add in the pollution of the city and once the metro project is ready, the public transit will replace all the major private vehicles running in the city. The major elimination of the private vehicle will ultimately reduce the bigger percentage of pollution in the city.
Rationalizing the Claims of Mumbai Metro
Felling such a large number of trees to reduce the pollution by standing a big metro construction projects in Mumbai is just sarcasm in itself. The trees absorb the carbon dioxide emitted by humans and the human made pollutants. the metro can be used as a replacement of high pollution gas emitted private vehicle but the metro can’t be used as a replacement for live trees whose extinction lead to the actual extinction of human species from the whole globe.
An inspiration from the Sweden
Last year, a young girl from Sweden who was in just ninth standard stood up for the young interest to demand a future fit for human survival from their parent generation. Last year the Sweden had to bear the worst summer in their history, the mass burning of forest flames the summers to their worst. The girl conveyed a message to the ruling authorities in her speech that the young generation is not satisfied from the actions taken by government to reduce pollution in their country.
Fridays for future
Greta Thunberg decided to dedicate her Fridays to secure a better future for her whole generation. She says that she know the importance of study but if the world will not be fit for human survival after five or six years then how will she imply her knowledge to make a career for her. According to her, the issue of climate is becoming worse day by day. While doing personal practices to reduce pollution, it is equally important to aware the masses about the drastic climate hazards that it is going to be happen soon.
Youth Protests for the Climate
In a scientist prediction, it is estimated that the global temperature would raise upto 3 degrees Celsius till 2025 and an international organization was made to limit this rise to upto 1.5 degrees. Today, we are on the verge of deformation due to the climate disasters. It is a serious threat on the human species. Due to the rise in the climate we had to tolerate fierce hot summer this year and we also witnessed huge floods in swampy and upper areas. it was the result of high global rise in the temperature.
Greta Thunberg’s Story
Following the Greta Thunberg’s protests for climate in Sweden last year, various voices to secure a safe future for the young generation is popping up in the mainstream media. The Greta Thunberg is a teen who had raised her voice against the fake promises of the ruling government to ensure a better future for young generation.
While giving an interview, she informed the interviewers that she requested to her classmates and teachers to accompany her in the protest but they didn’t supported her. So, she went alone to protest in front of Swedish parliament for the betterment of her future.
Now, she is getting many invites to talk on climate issues in the national or international platforms. Wherever she goes, she asks about the steps taken to reduce the pollution.