What is this life, if full of care We have no time to strand and stare No time to see when woods we pass Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. No time to see in broad daylight Streams full of stars like skies at night. A poor life this is, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.
About 2,5 billion people can not get any form of modern energy, but rely on burning woos, crop wastes and animal dung for heat and cooking. This is another biggest killer of the environment. The smoke from their fires contains a great number of poisonous chemicals, which swirls around their homes killing more than two million people a year – half of them are children under five. Taking the wood and wastes from the land reduces its fertility and increases erosion, but the practice is steadily increasing has no other option. In rural India, for example, only a third of all households have access to electricity. The rest depend chiefly on wood, but deforestation and development are rapidly depleting supplies. Meanwhile, 80% of all the energy used comes from oil, gas and coal. This emits pollution that causes lung disease and acid rain and it is the force behind global warming. The world’s energy consumption is expected to double by 2035 avid treble by 2055.