The whole world constitutes a society, within an enormous society billions of societies have been constructed naturally, in accordance with the natural laws – if one or more of the elements of Nature – for example – trees and plants, rivers, mountains, oceans, animals, human beings and so on – exceed their own boundaries – move forward excessively in the stream of evolution – all societies – from the minutest to the humongous – start becoming de balanced – as an inevitable consequence of which the existence of life begins to become extinct – at the end even the species of the most humongous society gets either extinct or evoluted – the matter will be more clear if one looks into the history of the earth through billions of years.
In the present scenario the human race is the very supreme species which is ruining the societal balance. Using science and technology men are striking the nails on their own coffins every day. If man does not perceive the environmentalist philosophy right now – does not include that into the societal state system of life – extinction is on its way – even the steps before extinction are not any less dangerous.
What will the Environmentalist society be like?
Contemporary human society, state machinery, projects science and technology as being on the opposite pole of environment – as if progress and Nature are counter-forces. As an inevitable consequence, mountains, rivers, forests are being destroyed to construct cosmopolitan civilization, factories – all the ingredients of modern civilization. With the ever-increasing population is increasing human facilities and comfort – resulting in gradual decrement of the natural resources. The reason behind this is the contemporary societal system and the state machinery.
The Natural de balancement caused by the limitless decrement of Natural resources is making various portions of the earth uninhabitable – and its result is affecting men. Therefore man is taking an incomplete initiative of protecting environment. Various afforestation programs and movements to protect the forestry, water bodies like rivers, lakes, ponds etc., are being conducted. The state machinery is also showing efforts in protecting water bodies and greenery. But there is a pervasive incompleteness existing in everything. As neither society nor state bases its foundation on the Environmentalist philosophy, nothing is yielding any positive result – environment is becoming more and more endangered everyday.
Environmentalist society, which will create an Environmentalist state machinery in the future, does not project technology and science as being in contradiction to the environment. Progress is not an impediment to a well-balanced, healthy environment here. With progress increases human population, increases human facilities and comforts. Therefore both qualitative and quantitative advancement of the Natural resources are required in order to maintain balance in the changed scenario. Nevertheless, what we can witness in the present societal and state machinery is just the contrary. Let’s take an example to make the matter more comprehensive. Suppose that a new city is to be established, or that the population and its demands has increased in a city, in such a scenario, the present state machinery constructs new roads, highways, schools, colleges, and other similar academic and other institutions. Just as these are necessary for progress, similarly the Natural resources like oxygen or sources of water also need to be increased – i.e, more forestry and water bodies are required. But the present state machinery demolishes trees, forests, rivers, water bodies, in order to make new habitations, roads, academic and other institutions.
Nonetheless, the Environmentalist society will not do that. It will combine technology and progress, not only in constructing more modern habitations, roads, institutions, but also to increase greenery, rivers, water bodies. New to newer technology will be invented to make forests more dense, to increase the water retention capacity of water bodies, rivers, to help in forming richer natural hotspots in smaller places. Development, with technological support, will include not only the increase and modernization of habitations, roads and institutions, but will also mark the growth and protection of the environment.
Therefore the Environmentalist social system will utilize science and technology in a proper way. In the world run by the Environmentalist society, technology will not be in contradiction with Nature – Nature and technology together will constitute an well- balanced, healthy earth – thus establishing the real nature of development.