I love George Carlin. While he was alive he spewed nothing but the honest truth. Never cared for hurting the sentiments of the so called guardians of the universe. One of the things he said was that ” Saving the environment is like one more arrogant attempt by the human beings to control nature, and that is what got us into trouble in the first place”
Now when I first saw this video I was appalled but later I started to see things more clearly. Today we have these so called guardians sending out messages like “No crackers this Diwali” and the rest of us dim witted folks setting them as Facebook updates or forwarding the same messages at Whatsapp. The very fact that we think of saving the planet once a year is a stupid idea. The truth is that we cant save the planet and there is nothing we can do to reverse what we have done so far. As one can understand, simple economics will tell us that growth and consumption would go hand in hand and if we stop consuming that would bring about the end of any growth while continued consumption will bring the end of the civilization as we know it.
But I don’t like blanket statements and lets put some facts together. As I am not an arm chair expert like some of the others, let me take statistics from the city I live in Bangalore. All of them are from the census of 2011.