Every day we are bombarded with warnings about impending apocalypse. Wherever you go, something always screams “SAVE THE PLANET!” Do you really want tigers to be the Dinosaur equivalent for future generations? Imagine the horror, when you have toxic rain hitting your face instead clean water! You’ll say I’m being over-dramatic; you’ll even scoff. Maybe you’re right. Let’s consider the consequences of the blissful ignorance, shall we? (Note the sarcasm).
You don’t get the fuss about water-conservation. What’s the worst that leaky taps could do? Not much really, just waste about a few hundreds of gallons of clean water. That’s okay. The scanty rainfall and the some 3% of available clean water will help the whole earth and the future generations.
Don’t turn off the lights and fans when not in use. The empty room needs to be bright and cold, right? Don’t bother insulating the house or using fluorescent or motion sensor lights and power saving appliances. Caring about electricity, its wastage and its availability isn’t your job. Those digging up the earth for already-depleting fuel will take care of it.
Don’t bother cross-ventilating the house and planting trees. You have the air-conditioning system to cool you. You can keep it running all day. Unleash those greenhouse gases on the world. (It must be healthy; it has the word “green”.) Use aerosol-based room fresheners. They smell so amazing. Of course, they pollute the indoor air and cause serious health issues. But that’s okay. People are strong. Someone told you eco-friendly paints are the best options? Don’t listen to them. Continue using VOC based paints. Eco-friendly paints do nothing but control pollution while ensuring your family’s health and safety and also reducing the overall energy consumption of the house. Who cares about that?
Don’t follow the three R’s. Why should you reduce, reuse, recycle? Once things get old, they should be thrown, even if they are still functional. Keep generating waste. Maybe you’ll be awarded for it someday. Throw away those bottles. So what if they can be used as stationery-holders or as pots for little plants or lampshades or for a multitude of other things? It’s okay. It’s not your responsibility to set creative examples for your kids.
Don’t separate the wet waste from the dry ones. Don’t recycle old batteries, toys, tires and bottles. Let’s just pile up the waste mountains while we degrade the environment. Don’t compost. The soil doesn’t need to be healthy.
Don’t install solar appliances! The sun is the villain. It heats your home, makes you sweat. Let’s rely on electricity for our water heaters and outdoor lighting. We’ve got the money, we’ve got the energy. Exploitation is the word!
Don’t go green. It’s futile and even impossible. It is so difficult to carry jute or paper bags for shopping. And it is so pathetic to travel by public transport or car-pool! Let’s burn the petrol; the world is full of it. And air pollution and subsequent ecological damage? Let’s just ignore that.
Earth is just a piece of rock. You’ve been hit by inflation but you’ve got other things to worry about. Let’s keep increasing our expenses, while simple budget and environmentally friendly home solutions are right in front of us.
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