THE AILING PLANET

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THE AILING PLANET: THE GREEN MOVEMENT’S ROLE:

THE AILING PLANET: THE GREEN MOVEMENT’S ROLE A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION BY JOHNSON JOHN [PGT ENGLISH] JNVR Nani Palkiwala

VOCABULARY [page 43] :

VOCABULARY [page 43] AIL - TO SUFFER ILL HEALTH [ailment] HOLISTIC – CONCERNING THE WHOLE [entire] ECOLOGICAL – RELATED TO NATURAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PLANTS, ANIMALS AND PEOPLE PERCEPTION – UNDERSTANDING REVOLUTIONARY – CONSTITUTING OR BRINGING ABOUT A MAJOR OR FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE

EXPRESSIONS FROM THE TEXT [page 43]:

EXPRESSIONS FROM THE TEXT [page 43] Not look back – to become more and more successful [In 1972 the world’s first nationwide green party was founded in New Zealand. Since then, the movement has not looked back.] A holistic and ecological view – a comprehensive view of ecology which takes into account all things [We have shifted from the mechanistic view to a holistic and ecological view.]

MAIN POINTS [page 43]:

MAIN POINTS [page 43] THE GREEN MOVEMENT HAS GRIPPED THE IMAGINATION OF THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE [hold attention]. HUMAN PERCEPTION HAS UNDERGONE A SEA CHANGE [revolutionary change]. HOPEFULLY, HUMAN UNDERSTANDING HAS SHIFTED IRREVOCABLY [permanently] FROM THE MECHANISTIC VIEW TO A HOLISTIC AND ECOLOGICAL VIEW OF THE WORLD.

???? QUESTIONS ???? [page 43]:

???? QUESTIONS ???? [page 43] WHICH MOVEMENT IN WORLD HISTORY HAS GRIPPED THE IMAGINATION OF THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE? WHEN AND WHERE WAS THE GREEN PARTY FOUNDED? WHAT IS THE REVOLUTIONARY SHIFT IN HUMAN PERCEPTION OF THE WORLD? WHAT IS MEANT BY A HOLISTIC AND ECOLOGICAL WORLD VIEW?

VOCABULARY [page 44]:

VOCABULARY [page 44] CONSCIOUSNESS – AWARENESS METABOLIC – BASED ON METABOLISM [the chemical changes in living cells by which energy is provided for vital processes and activities and new material is assimilated] ETHICAL – RELATED TO MORALS VITAL – MOST IMPORTANT ENORMOUS – VERY LARGE STEWARD – ONE APPOINTED TO SUPERWISE OR MANAGE

VOCABULARY [page 44]:

VOCABULARY [page 44] LEGACY – INHERITANCE [something transmitted by or received from an ancestor] SUSTAINABLE – CAPABLE OF BEING SUSTAINED [kept alive, not depleting resources] STRIPPING – REMOVING DOMINATION – CONTROL RECKON – TO CONSIDER, COUNT, COMPUTE OR ESTIMATE

VOCABULARY [page 44]:

VOCABULARY [page 44] LANGUISH – TO GROW FEEBLE DISTINGUISHED – FAMOUS SCORCHED – DRIED UP IMPOVERISHED – MADE POOR CATALOGUED – ENLISTED DESERTS – WATERLESS AND TREELESS REGIONS

EXPRESSIONS FROM THE TEXT [page 44]:

EXPRESSIONS FROM THE TEXT [page 44] SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – DEVELOPMENT THAT TAKES CARE OF THE PRESENT NEEDS AND ENSURES AT THE SAME TIME THAT THERE ARE ENOUGH RESOURCES FOR THE FUTURE IGNOMINIOUS DARKNESS – DISHONOURABLE OBLIVION [there is no awareness about many species which is a shameful matter] INTER ALIA - AMONG OTHER THINGS

MAIN POINTS [page44]:

MAIN POINTS [page44] THERE IS A GROWING WORLDWIDE CONSCIOUSNESS THAT THE EARTH NEEDS TO BE PRESERVED THE EARTH’S VITAL SIGNS REVEAL A PATIENT IN DECLINING HEALTH THE CONCEPT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT HAS BECOME POPULAR MAN IS THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMAL ON THE EARTH

MAIN POINTS [page 44]:

MAIN POINTS [page 44] MAN HAS REALISED THE WISDOM OF SHIFTING FROM A SYSTEM BASED ON DOMINATION TO ONE BASED ON PARTNERSHIP THE BRANDT COMMISSION RAISED A QUESTION – ‘ARE WE TO LEAVE OUR SUCCESSORS A SCORCHED PLANET OF ADVANCING DESERTS, IMPOVERISHED LANDSCAPES AND AILING ENVIRONMENT?’

???? QUESTIONS ???? [page 44]:

???? QUESTIONS ???? [page 44] WHEN WAS THE CONCEPT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT POPULARISED? WHAT IS THE CONCEPT? WHAT NOTICE IS WRITTEN ON A CAGE IN THE ZOO AT LUSAKA, ZAMBIA? WHY? WHAT ARE THE EARTH’S PRINCIPAL BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS? WHAT IS THE FOUNDATION OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC SYSTEM?

VOCABULARY [page 45]:

VOCABULARY [page 45] VIRTUALLY – ALMOST ENTIRELY IMPAIRED – DISABLED COLLAPSE – TO FALL BARREN – UNPRODUCTIVE DECIMATED – DESTROYED ENDEAVOUR – TO MAKE EFFORT FLOURISH – TO DEVELOP OR GROW

EXPRESSIONS FROM THE TEXT [page 45]:

EXPRESSIONS FROM THE TEXT [page 45] DECIMATED – KILLED IN LARGE NUMBERS [local forests are being decimated to procure firewood for cooking] CATASTROPHIC DEPLETION – RUINOUS REDUCTION [there has been a catastrophic depletion of forests in India over the past four decades] PATRIMONY – INHERITANCE [the world’s ancient patrimony of tropical forests is now eroding]

MAIN POINTS [page 45]:

MAIN POINTS [page 45] HUMAN CLAIMS ON THE EARTH’S BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS ARE REACHING UNSUSTAINABLE LEVELS. AT THIS POINT THE PRODUCTIVITY OF THE SYSTEMS IS IMPAIRED FISHERIES COLLAPSE, FORESTS DISAPPEAR, GRASSLANDS ARE CONVERTED INTO BARREN WASTELANDS, AND CROPLANDS DETERIORATE.

???? QUESTIONS ???? [page 45]:

???? QUESTIONS ???? [page 45] WHY HAS OVERFISHING BECOME COMMON? WHY ARE LOCAL FORESTS BEING DECIMATED IN POOR COUNTRIES? WHAT DEPRIVES THE SOIL OF AN IMPORTANR NATURAL FERTILIZER/ WHAT DOES ARTICLE 48A OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA STATE? ‘FORESTS PRECEDE MANKIND, DESERTS FOLLOW’. EXPLAIN.

VOCABULARY [pages 46, 47]:

VOCABULARY [pages 46, 47] DISTORTING – DISFIGURING CONTRACEPTIVE – DEVICE OR METHOD TO PREVENT BIRTH COERCION – USING FORCE PERPETUATION – CONTINUATION DEMISE –END CONDEMN – TO PRONOUNCE GUILTY OR TO CONVICT

EXPRESSIONS FROM THE TEXT [pages 46, 47]:

EXPRESSIONS FROM THE TEXT [pages 46, 47] TRANSCENDING CONCERN – CHIEF WORRY, MAIN ANXIETY FELICITOUS WORDS – WELL SUITED OR APT ERA OF RESPONSIBILITY – A NEW PERIOD IN HISTORY IDENTIFIED BY RESPONSIBILITY

MAIN POINTS [pages 46, 47]:

MAIN POINTS [pages 46, 47] POPULATION IS DISTORTING THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT IS THE BEST CONTRACEPTIVE WE SEE A TRANSCENDING CONCERN – THE SURVIVAL NOT JUST OF THE PEOPLE BUT OF THE PLANET. WE HAVE NOT INHERITED THIS EARTH FROM OUR FOREFATHERS; WE HAVE BORROWED IT FROM OUR CHILDREN.

???? QUESTIONS ???? [pages 45, 46]:

???? QUESTIONS ???? [pages 45, 46] WHAT IS DISTORTING THE FUTURE OF HUMAN SOCIETY? WHY IS DEVELOPMENT CONSIDERED THE BEST CONTRACEPTIVE? WHAT IS THE TRANSCENDING CONCERN? WHAT IS AN ERA OF RESPONSIBILITY? WHAT STATEMENTS DID LESTER BROWN AND MARGARET THATCHER MAKE ABOUT THE EARTH?

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