Sunday, April 15, 2007

Horizon newsletter: The Preservation of Our Environment

Below is the new foreword/article that would be appearing soon in this week's issue of the SQU's internal English Language newsletter; Horizon.

Do let me know of your opinion about it.


The Preservation of Our Environment

Global warming has always been an issue ever since the dawn of time and it wasn't just the Earth that was threatened by it. But, as it appears in the daily news these days, other planets in our solar system are affected by it. So it's nothing to say that mankind has inflicted this upon him, but it is safe to say – however - that the Earth's magnanimous population of over 6 billion people has certainly contributed towards escalating the phenomenon in the last 200 or so years.

So what is there that can be undone in order to slow down the process before it reaches the critical stage?

There is very little that can be undone simply because the very issue has gone, as the term would state 'overboard', what with the polar ice capsules melting; the ozone layer over the North and South Earth poles detoriating rapidly and the after effects that has been caused by this catastrophic chain of events, as if they were out of some Hollywood movie. What with the Tsunami that happened a couple of years back, the increase in rainfall over regions and countries that had never experienced such an event and other events around the world ranging from snow storms to forest fires; to say the least.

Unfortunately, not too may people in the world believe that they can play a significant part in decreasing the level of danger we are unleashing upon ourselves in the near future because they only think of their present and care not for their own future and their generation's future.

The Sultanate of Oman, however, is attempting to enforce this 'unknown' culture on its population to help the community and the social gathering all over Oman to realize the importance of helping to preserve the environment through the establishment of a Non-Governmental Organization by the name of the Environment Society of Oman. The main role of the ESO is to educated the public about how a few can do so much through gathering the many hands that could help contribute to revitalizing the Omani environment through implantation methods; coral reef and beach cleaning; and general scouting in natural spots all over the Sultanate of Oman.

Oman has long played a role in preserving the environment it seeks to endure to ensure that generations to come will always realize the important role of the environment in our daily lives and the methods we, as human beings, can play in ensuring that it is us who give back to the environment, ever so kindly.


Jawahir Jewels said...

hmmm well it isnt an unknown culture ...especially in oman... and then shouldnt ppl first save themselves before trying to save the world.... i mean for example i do what i can to help but at the moment the fastest dying species is mankind and who is destroying us except ourselves....

Sleepless In Muscat said...

I beg to differ, Jewels..

A lot of the Omani families in the country don't pay attention to their environment by littering the beaches and the such. therefore, in my opinion the 'culture' of enforcing cleanliness on them is a new approach is much needed

and the best example was what you gave..

Jawahir Jewels said...

moi gave an example and i dont know about it ...hmmm

Sleepless In Muscat said...


you did