Rahul Gandhi on World Environment Day stressed upon the need for treating environmental issues on par with political ones.
He wrote on Facebook regarding the environment, “Till we make environmental issues, political issues, they won’t get the importance they deserve. This World Environment Day, let’s get together and commit to doing just that.”
“Mankind’s insatiable lust for power and wealth has speeded up the pace of environmental destruction, like never before in the history of our planet. We’re at a tipping point, from which if we don’t reverse the environmental degradation we are causing, there may be no turning back,” he said.
“There is now enough scientific evidence to show that much of the degradation we have caused, particularly in the last hundred years or so, is irreversible. Global warming isn’t a myth. It’s a reality,” he further wrote.
He wrote that India’s cities are polluted and people are struggling to get fresh air. The environmental degradation is partly also due to the government’s inaction and not taking adequate action.
(With inputs from ANI)