Natural Disasters including Coronavirus in 2020 and Their Impact on Mankind

By : Tirna Mahajan | : 29 August, 2020
Natural Disasters including Coronavirus in 2020 and Their Impact on Mankind

Natural Disasters including Coronavirus in 2020 and Their Impact on Mankind


What is a Natural Disaster?

We don’t have any idea regarding how ‘Heaven’ exactly looks like, but in our mind a beautiful picture always comes when we hear the word 'Heaven' and the beauty is compared with our Mother Nature. It is the failure of humans that when they get the most beautiful things, they used to take them for granted and can’t preserve those properly. This is what they have done to our Mother Nature. After several centuries and decades of oppression by humans, Mother Nature still manages to heal itself somehow. May be this is the reason why Nature is compared to 'Mother', it doesn’t matter how much pain we give to our Mother she never stops to love her children. We humans have almost forgotten that we have not created any resource, we only consume from the very finite natural resource endowment. Political leaders particularly dictators in the various periods in history try to grab and exploit as much earth as they can to satisfy their material ego. But they do not understand that Nature’s fury is unconquerable. An outburst of consistent torture on Nature happens in the form of earthquake, flood, tsunami, cyclones, cloudbursts which are called 'Natural Disaster'.

What Albert Einstein Said?

As rightly remarked by Albert Einstein, “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

What are the responsibilities of Humans to deal with Natural Disasters?

'Icarus flew too close to the Sun and burnt his wings and died.’ [In Greek mythology, Icarus is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus, the creator of the Labyrinth. Icarus and his father attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax.]

Probably the same might hold true for the irresponsible acts of mankind. They not only put their lives in danger, for their stupidity other living creatures have also been facing fatal consequences. They are constantly destroying forests, producing greenhouse gasses to fulfill their own ego, needs and luxury for which depletion of the Ozone layer is happening and the average temperature of Earth is increasing every year, ice cubes are melting and water level of the sea is rising. It’s high time when we should rethink our activities towards Mother Nature, otherwise, the whole living creatures including plants and trees will become extinct.

I couldn’t resist myself from drawing your attention to this quote from the movie 'Lucy': “Life was given to us a billion years ago. What have we done with it?

What type of picture is 2020 showing us?

In simple words, under Coronavirus Pandemic, 2020 is showing us the destruction of social fabrics and traditional ways of life. Humans are now the most shattered and unfortunate species on Earth. Let’s draw your attention to the simultaneous never-ending events that are happening from the end of 2019. A massive fire in the Amazon rainforest destroyed a huge portion of the Amazon rainforest which is responsible to supply a huge amount of oxygen, about 30% of the world’s oxygen needs. In this fire, not only trees were burnt, the wildlife was also destroyed. Then a similar incident happened in Australian bushfire, succeeding with events like devastating floods in Indonesia, a volcano eruption in the Philippines, earthquakes in Turkey, The Caribbean, China, Iran, Russia, Philippines and India. Locust Swarms attack in East Africa, Parts of India and Asia caused a huge amount of damage to crops. Cyclone Amphan in India and Bangladesh and this type of devastating cycle was never witnessed before which caused to the destruction of thousands of houses and took so many lives. Forest fires in Uttarakhand, India, flood in Assam, India, snow in Antarctica turns green and the deadliest virus COVID-19 is still active. If the disastrous activities of Mother Nature don’t stop, then it’s hard to believe but the truth is the existence of living creatures including human beings is in real danger.

The Upcoming Disasters

The worst things are still waiting for us. In recent news, it has been heard that Earth’s magnetic field is weakening drastically, which may impact satellites and spacecraft. That means our mobile, internet, television may be put to a halt if what is being said, come true. If we don’t take this seriously, it will be too late. Money and fame can’t fight against the fury of Mother Nature, it’s still totally in our hands, how we treat our Mother Earth. The war between nature and the existence of mankind has already begun, so with a lack of seriousness towards this situation, we will lose this battle.


About the author:

Tirna Mahajan
Tirna Mahajan
Editorial Assistant
Tirna has successfully completed her M. Sc in Pure Statistics with a specialization...