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GREAT WARRIOR IN-GRIEF
By Neel Anil Panicker
‘Teacher, why is it called The Great Barrier Reef?’
Because man says so. Because arrogant man has deemed it fit enough to be designated as one of the Seven Wonders of His World.
Because stupid man, small minded greed-filled egoistical man, pitch drunk with the myopic power of his own bloated importance says so.
‘They say we can see the Reef from Space. Is that true, teacher?’
Not for long my dear. The way things go all that will be left to see would be miles and miles of faded blue patches that are nothing but bleaches; sorry pithy leftovers, as if some blood sucking leech had drained it of all life.
‘That’s a horrible thing to happen, teacher. Isn’t there something we can do about it?’
Oh, we can. All of us can. You all can. You can go back and tell your parents, your school mates, your neighbours, just about everyone you encounter to respect Nature a bit more than what they do now.
You can tell them to make peace with Nature; tell them that it’s the only way we, homo sapiens, can ensure our continued survival on Planet Earth.
Drill it into their thick heads that in the fight between Man and Nature there can be no winners, only losers.
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