Raksa Ibrahim-write to protect the unwritten


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“The impact of climate change will fall disproportionately on the world’s poorest countries… Poor people already live in the front lines of pollution, disaster, and the degradation of resources and land. For them, adaptation is a matter of sheer survival.” (Kofi Annan)

Global warming used to be a common phenomenon that has affected people in many part of the world. It constantly change the way people live and that we must adapt with that kind of changes.  For example farmers must know when the best time to plant seeds in their field, the earth via its changing seasons will tells farmers about it. So the farmer will be prepared and ready to face any difficulties that lie ahead. This is some effect that caused by global warming.

The rapid changing in technology and trade that marked by industrial revolution and free trade, have also change us and our world in many ways. In one hand it brought a lot of benefit that have boosted people’s prosperity. On the other hand, not all people receive the same benefit especially those in rural area and under developed countries. They have suffered badly within the rapid changing of our modern society. They hardly could adapt with the transformation in mode of production and the regulation of free trade. Since we all know that small scale and family based farming have a small amount of capital, using conventional technology, and little knowledge about the free trade.

Nowadays, since many countries could not escape from the spread out of industrialization. The earth surely could not permit the increasing amount of pollutions mainly caused by the high emission on carbon from the industries. This phenomenon has been considered to be the biggest threat for many people in many countries. This is also the reason why environmental issue has become well exposed by international community.

In this regards I would like to inform readers about the on going threat that happens right in front of us. In which, there are still people out there who are neglecting the importance of preserving the environment. I would argue that it is the people that need to be saved rather than the environment itself.

As stated above in the heading of this essay, the main question is who need to be secured? Talking about security one must define the threat first. The main issue here is global warming as a security issues coming from environmental dimension. It can be said that it is an environmental threats to security.  In which, it largely affects other dimensions such as, economic, health, natural disaster, and societal. Yet again we still do not realize who suffered the most.

Moreover, the impacts of global warming have been shown in many parts of the world. From Antarctica to Greenland, California to Bristol, and Jakarta to Dhaka, it all have been suffered a tremendous impact caused by global warming. It comes with a many variant such as flood, overheat, cyclone, and mudslide.  The rapid changing in global warming and the unpredicted series of unfortunate events shows that this changing is not followed by the ability to adapt from the people. It caused many casualties mostly children and women. Again the issue has only been mouthing off but still there is no self actualization. Now, who must we protect and save?

In my opinion it is the peoples that suffered the most as the impact from global warming, especially the poor ones. It affected the way they live, the way they make a living, and the way they view the world. Things would never be the same as they were before. It will even be much harder for them to survive.

Also in doing so we must protect and save the environment for the sake of our children. We must remember that it is them that will continue this struggle to save peoples and human race and other form of lives on earth. So it is our duty now as a youth in this generation to build a clear path and provide a good example for them, in form of solidarity, high spirit, understanding, and trust among the people.

In a nutshell, it is the people that need to be saved rather than the environment. By that I mean if we are planning to live, see, share, and enjoy our life with the next generation. Then peoples must start to think about others. It is wisdom not greed that we need, we must realize that our impact to the environment will soon reach its limit. Hopefully this essay would be a good way of expanding our horizon, as it is my way of doing a small favor to preserve the environment. That might encourage many events to build our consciousness and solidarity concerning environment for the peoples.


Written by Raksa Ibrahim

Desember 26, 2007 pada 8:55 am

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