MANY factors cause floods, and throwing rubbish indiscriminately could be one of them.
We have to care more for our rivers and lakes.
We did not do so and we are paying the price with the recurrence of floods.
During my recent visit to the United States, I found the people there care very much for their rivers.
They love their rivers.
There is no rubbish in their rivers and you can almost drink the crystal clear water.
We must care more for Mother Earth.
We are facing a situation where climatic uncertainties are causing much difficulty to the people and their livelihood: losing homes and valuables, severe damage to business premises and food inventories, and making public roads filthy.
With the monsoons, floods and rising river levels are something we need to keep track of.
Of course, climate change and global warming are phenomena we need to face.
We cannot deny that we, too, have contributed to global warming in many ways.
Increasing deforestation with fewer tree-planting activities, aggressive development with little care for landslides and polluted air entering the atmosphere untreated have contributed to the situation.
We continue to exploit the environment and nature with hardly any thought for climate care and the well-being of future generations.
Planet Earth is our only home and it makes sense that we respect, care, nourish and cherish it as we redouble efforts to keep our drains and other waterways cleaner.