Environmental Pollution: The Urgent Need for Individual Action
In this thought-provoking piece, Pritika Gupta, a Class 11 student, reflects on the rising global pollution despite widespread awareness about its causes and consequences. The author highlights the tendency to wait for laws or regulations to address the issue, emphasizing the dangerous belief that someone else will save the planet. Pritika emphasizes the alarming impact of pollution on human health, with millions of premature deaths attributed to pollution-related diseases. The author acknowledges that a significant portion of pollution is a result of irresponsible human actions, such as smoking, deforestation, improper waste disposal, vehicle emissions, and burning fossil fuels. Pritika argues that instead of waiting for solutions to emerge, it is crucial for individuals to take responsibility and actively contribute to preventing pollution. The piece concludes with a call to action, urging readers to wake up, be aware, and protect the Earth from the impending doom of environmental pollution.