Natural disaster can happen anywhere. However, it is important to be able to manage it. The most important of which is communication between people. Doing so can reduce the scale of disaster. The impact can also be eliminated. He said that he studied disaster management, in which pragmatism has a great place. Standing in front of the camera, the disaster management was trained to those in charge including himself.
On a visit to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, he was shocked to learn that the radiation levels in Kerala were relatively high. Radiation can cause cancer. This happens due to industrial pollution etc. Contamination of our rivers, soil and water can expose the society to many problems. We must be careful not to let them happen in the future. Awareness plays a big role in that.
It was decided to reach three international agreements in the convention held in Stockholm. One of them is the UN framework for dealing with climate change. The second is biodiversity. Third, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. Reclaiming land through prevention of soil erosion and elimination of desertification can be achieved to some extent. 13 billion hectares of land has become barren all over the world. Deforestation is mostly caused by drying up of water sources and soil erosion. It is estimated that 50% of the lost land can be recovered by 2040. A BBC report quoted the European Union as saying that a good percentage of land in Europe could be reclaimed by 2030.
Systematic epidemiologic studies should be conducted to rule out human disease caused by industrial pollution. But, unfortunately, this does not happen much in our country. There are many reasons for this. First, such studies are very expensive. He said that from 2008 to 2011, he conducted a study on an oil spill in an oil field in Nigeria in an area of 1000 square kilometers and it cost 80 crore rupees. Oil pollution has had a huge impact on Nigeria. By then, there must be a lot of cancer patients out there. But, it didn’t happen. We have to see that too. It should be understood that along with pollution, other factors also cause cancer. Machingal Radhakrishnan was the moderator in the discussion held at the book forum. There was also a signing session of his book ‘Buddha and Shankara and Me’.
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