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We And The Environment: A Seminar By EcoSphere to be Organized in Delhi

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5th June and is the United Nation's principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment

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New Delhi: In the wake of the World Environment Day 2018, EcoSphere – an NGO working in the area of environment conservation and awareness – will be hosting a seminar to discuss ways for creating awareness on the issue among the general public.

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5th June and is the United Nation’s principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

Themed as We and The Environment, the seminar will bring together some best known experts and speakers on the issue of environment conservation including Magsaysay Awardee Dr Rajendra Singh.

World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5, every year.
World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5, every year.

The seminar will also take into account Indian ideology towards nature conservation. It will take place on 2nd June 2018 from 3.30 PM onwards at the Hansraj Gupta Sabhagar, 1st Floor, A-Wing, Dr. S.P. Mukherjee Civic Centre, New Delhi.

The below mentioned speakers have confirmed their participation in the seminar.
– Dr. Rajendra Singh – well-known water conservationist and Magsaysay Award winner
– M. C Metha – A lawyer by profession and a committed environmentalist by choic
– Dr. Faiyaz A. Khudsar – Diretor, Yamuna Biodiversity
– Mr. Khamu Ram Bishnoi – Environmental activist
– Mr. Sanjay Singh – of Parmarth

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EcoSphere believes that the solution to environmental problems could be found in The Vedas. It talks about the five element by which our mother Earth is made up of. “The Pancha Mahabhuta” or “five great elements” are bhūmi (earth), ap or jala (water), tejas or agni (fire), marut – vayu or pavan (air or wind) and vyom or shunya (space or zero) or akash (aether or void).

The time has come to take concerted efforts to protect each essential element of the environment. At EcoSphere, we believe that only mass awareness and education will help us our targets related to environment conservation. Taking care of these essential elements will only help us resolve the existing problems with the environment.

People must be enough conscious regarding the protection of Environment
People must be enough conscious regarding the protection of Environment. Pixabay

This seminar, hosted by EcoShphere, will provide a forum for high-level discussion on key issues concerning the protection of the environment. Also, we encourage the youngsters to be a part of the celebrations and obtain the opportunity to share their ideas and activities for making our world cleaner, greener, better and brighter. So let us all pledge to do something, at least one single thing, as our contribution of the World Environment Day.

EcoSphere’s series of the dialogue under “अथाह प्रवाह” has clearly evolved as the most important gathering of leaders from all over the world. It focuses on challenges of attaining sustainable development worldwide.

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About ECOSPHERE
EcoSphere came into existence with the single aim of serving the society in the area of Environment, Energy, Education and sustainable development. EcoSphere is starting this mission to save our nature, and make people aware about the environment, clean energy, sustainable education, self-employment and overall progress, through different programs. EcoSphere is a dynamic and versatile organization with a global vision and national as well as local focus. EcoSphere is providing leadership role in the field of environment, community development, education, sustainable development and resource management since its inception.

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U.S. President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax.

In an interview broadcast Sunday, Trump told CBS-TV’s 60 Minutes “I think something’s happening. Something’s changing and it’ll change back again…I’m not denying climate change, but it could very well go back. You know, we’re talking about over millions of years.”

Trump has over the years called global warming a hoax and had once called it a Chinese plot aimed at wrecking the U.S. economy.

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Trump told 60 Minutes he does not know if global waning is manmade, despite the scientific research showing that pollution and human activity is the major contributor. He said he does not want to give “trillions and trillions of dollars” and lose “millions and millions of jobs” to prevent it.

Most scientists link a warming planet with storms that are more intense. Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle last week as the strongest storm to strike the continental United States in nearly 50 years.

Trump said there have been hurricanes that were “far worse” than Michael and said scientists calling for action on climate change have a “very big political agenda.”

Meanwhile, the town of Mexico Beach, Florida was just about wiped off the face of the earth by Hurricane Michael.

“Mexico Beach is devastated,” Florida Governor Rick Scott says. “It’s like a war zone.”

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Michael’s 250 kilometer per hour winds left only a handful of buildings standing. Concrete slabs are left where houses and stores thrived. Only a few trees are left. The main U.S. highway that goes through the town is not drivable.

Mexico Beach police chief Anthony Kelly told VOA’s Spanish Service, “When you come here and see the devastation, it’s hard, it’s emotionally hard.”

“We know each person in the majority of the houses. They know us,” Kelly said. “All these people are close to us. And now we’re going around the neighborhoods making sure that they’re not in any of these houses that are so extremely damaged.”

“Looking in the debris, seeing photos of grandkids, people that we know that have come back here year after year, that’s the emotional side,” he said. “I’ve got officers that this is their first catastrophic event, and it’s hard to explain to them, you know, it’s going to get better, because they’re seeing reality.”

The town’s medical manager, Patricia Cantwell, said, “It’s extremely sad that the devastation has been so rampant throughout the Panhandle” of the state.

“Having lived through Hurricane Andrew in south Florida (in 1992), it’s going to take a while,” she told VOA. “It’s one day at a time. It looks overwhelming to start, but, you know, one day at a time. It’s going to take years to get things back up and running.”

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Brock Long, the head Federal Emergency Management Agency, said the death toll in Mexico Beach could rise, as rescue workers continue to search the rubble left behind by the storm. It could take another 10 days to compile a damage estimate.

Some physical structures in the town were lifted off their moorings and moved hundreds of meters away by the winds and storm surge from the storm. Other buildings were left in masses of debris, demolished beyond recognition.

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President Trump signed a declaration Sunday saying the federal government will, for now, pay for 100 percent of the cleanup in Florida, temporarily easing the financial burden from the state. (VOA)