Varanasi’s photo exhibition highlights environmental hazards

August 20th, 2009

VARANASI - A photo exhibition highlighting the ill effects of global warming and pollution on wildlife and human beings was held at the holy city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday (August 19) on the occasion of World Photography Day. he objective of the event was to spread public awareness about the adverse impact on environment in the guise of ‘progress’ and sensitise them towards issues like pollution.

“Our wildlife is being adversely affected by the environment, global warming, depletion of the ozone layer, water pollution and air pollution. Both human beings and the wild life are gravely affected,” said U S Agarwal, the organiser of the photo exhibition.

Visitors found the exhibited photographs quite inspiring.

“We have learnt from this exhibition that we should take care of nature and animals. This exhibition is truly inspiring,” said Sudhir Singh, a visitor.

According to researchers, rising temperatures could wipe out more than half of the earth’s species in the next few centuries.

According to the UN Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change, the average global temperatures are likely to rise by between 1.8 and 4 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, partly as a result of greenhouse gas emissions.

The upper end of the forecast rise would heat the earth close to the temperatures of 250 million years ago, when 95 percent of all animal and plant species became extinct. (ANI)

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