By Prof Rahmat Karim Baig
The current cry by humans, especially by activists, against climatic change is illogical in the sense that man has lived on this planet for millions of years and has seen innumerable disasters during that long period. There were disasters that swept the whole land mass and destroyed all but life was revived from scratch and developed into an advance stage in thousands of years. This happens and the universe has been so designed that it faces disasters and then revives and develops. It is a process of infinity and beyond the comprehension of our understanding. Generations and generations have gone and will come and changes shall take place and disasters shall hit the earth and cause havoc. But the present generation in the light of the knowledge gained in the past few centuries considers it as an unusual aspect and gets disturbed by the the particular changes besides feeling to be a potential victim in the near future.
With the arrival of the industrial revolution that began in the 18th century, man has made countless inventions and discoveries. Among the inventions the deadliest one is the nuclear and hydrogen bombs that have twice destroyed millions of human beings for which the US has to be punished for its irresponsible role and brutality, but it was never done. The next nefarious measure was the further improvement of the same deadly weapon and teaching its allies to achieve it for their safety disregarding the reaction that its communist rival – the USSR – would also react and resort to a similar counter measure and surely it did and thus ushered in a long period of cold war that made the world unstable.
Other inventions in the field of defense technology also came into being and every weapon was made deadlier than its predecessor. Progress in other fields of technology advanced quite speedily and many other ambitious countries entered the arena and manufactured missiles that could reach thousands of kilometers and posed threat to the world peace. The capitalist and communist cold war raged for years and it awakened less interested countries such as our to milk the nuclear market as it was accessible and purchasable because the clandestine trade of the nuclear material was already in the underworld market and obtainable. All this was due to the irresponsible policies of the NATO allies.
The industrial growth of the world increased unimaginably and China within a short period expanded its economy that it virtually occupied consumer market from New Zealand, Australia to Switzerland and then the US it self when former president Bush had once desperately appealed to China to reduce its mechanized production to make space for other nations and not swallow all the benefits. All this high level economic race brought about the climatic change by creating unwanted heat and high temperature that effected the smaller backward countries and the unprecedented high summer temperature has melted away the glaciers from our valleys and diverted blow of regular winds that were common in the past but now have changed their directions. They blow from south to north instead of west to east as they used to do in our childhood. All indicators have changed to negative aspects.
By Prof Rahmat Karim Baig