Earth Science | Vol. 12, Issue 72, May-June 2012

Preserving the Perishing Paradises

Earth - the only habitable planet known to mankind so far, has been sustaining all life on it through a ‘free ecosystem facility’, fulfilling our need for air, water, natural food, fibre and shelter, selflessly. Comprised of diverse ecosystems that demonstrate a delicate balance between each component viz: atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere – the earth systems are delicately balanced on each other. ‘Man’ on the other hand has played havoc - indiscriminately burning fossil fuels, cutting forests, polluting water...

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