World Environment Day is celebrated on 5th June across the planet, recollecting the precious gifts of nature that have fulfilled the lives with comfort and make it habitable to sustain. The foods that we eat, the water that we drink, the air that we inspire and the climate that is liveable, all come from nature or environment. This year, the day somehow is stimulating a thought in everyone’s mind that somehow nature warns human beings. The year 2020 being the pandemic year along with natural calamities gives a final call to care for nature. Most nations are struggling to triumph over COVID-19 and today, people, companies, trusts, and various bodies will emphasize re-tracking the lost harmony while targeting to cause less man-made destruction in the coming future.
This year’s theme of World Environment Day is ‘celebrating the biodiversity’ with a slogan ‘It’s time for nature’ is a voice that is both critical and existential. The current lockdown due to COVID-19 across the world has shown a new phase of nature with no pollution, full of greenery, birds’ chirping and fearless movement of animals. Human activities are the main cause that increases the risk of extinction of both flora and fauna, which in turn jeopardize people.
For example, droughts and tremendous pollution decline the strength of forests that brings huge wildfires. Recently, some parts of the planet have been attacked by locust that is directly hitting human society apart from devastating COVID-19. Many scientists and environmentalists consider this pandemic has a core linkage with the infliction of ecosystems. Due to this pandemic, the world has economically fallen apart from other crisis where we cannot keep much for our next generation monetarily except the natural souvenir. So it is better to understand the value of time and we all must wake up, develop a watchful attitude, raise our voices and build back a better, beautiful and bounty planet for the people, by the people.