and Eco-Friendly Lifestyle:
The earth is in
danger and the lives of our coming generations are under serious
threat. And it is all due to the misadventures of human beings.
"Evil has become rife on the land and at sea because of men's
Apprehending the threats posed by global warming and nuclear
armament, religious leaders of different faiths on Thursday came
together to voice their concern over these issues which, they said,
were pushing the world to the path of destruction.
Addressing a conference on ''Global Warming and
Nuclear Disarmament'' in the national capital, Swami Jayendra
Saraswathi, the Shankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt and Hazrat
Maulana Imam Umair Ahmed Ilyasi, President of the All India
Organisation of Imams of Mosques, highlighted the ill effects of
“Today, science is moving towards the path of
destruction in the form of atomic power. In the ancient times, they
used bow and arrow to destroy their enemies, but today due to
science, the country is moving towards the path of destruction,”
Swami Jayendra Saraswathi said.
While, Hazrat Maulana Imam Umair Ahmed Ilyasi
appealed to the world’s religious leaders to fight the cause of
“Today, global warming has become such a threat that
if all the religious leaders and citizens of the world do not come
together to fight this, a day would come when all the beings on
earth will come to an end. So, together we must take this forward,”
Hazrat Ilyasi said.
The religious leaders of the world would undertake a
world tour to spread awareness about global warming.
“We have started the initiative from India after
which we will go to Vatican and from there we will go to Chief
Rabbinate and from there Mecca and like this, leaders of all
religious headquarters will go on a world tour. We will start the
initiative from December 7 at the Copenhagen conference in Denmark,”
Hazrat Maulana Imam Umair Ahmed Ilyasi informed.
Developing countries such as India and China are
among the most threatened nations by climate change, but their huge
populations means that they will still be heavily reliant on burning
fossil fuels to try to lift millions of people out of poverty.
The U.N. Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change
predicts that global warming could raise sea levels up to 58
centimeters and submerge low-lying islands by 2100.