The incidence of natural disasters has increased over the years. The Charmoli disaster made everyone’s eyes water. Nature seems to have hardened. And we are responsible for this.
This line of poet Kalapi is correct in many ways. Nature keeps an eye on everything. Human beings are being harmed in many ways by nature. For some time now it seems that nature has taken a drastic turn. It looks like a sack that attaches to the drawstring. Now nature has taken the form of a rasra.
We are all responsible for this. The serious incident of the breaking of the glacier in Chamoli is evidence of this. Glaciers are melting rapidly in every part of the world. After the Industrial Revolution, natural resources in the West declined. So much pollution from fossil fuels has been added to the atmosphere that the Earth’s average temperature has increased. The state of global warming has arrived, affecting everything from the weather to the atmosphere. Melting of glaciers is also a part of this. There were many treaties on the global stage to stop the global movement but it got stuck in rich vs poor country.
Developing countries like India argue that rich countries have ruined the health of the earth in the name of development for the last two hundred years. And it has not stopped and when our development needs have come, the prescribed measure of carbon emission alone is not appropriate. This argument of developing countries was stated in the Paris Climate Treaty. Developed countries were ready for their financial support. Efforts are still on, but now that time is running out. The intensity of joint efforts to correct this error is not seen. In such a situation, checking the water level is a big issue due to the breakdown of glacier in Chamoli and its prevention.
There are risks in many places
In the year 2017, Gangotri Glacier became a 30 meter high glacier at Gomukh. Because of this, the lake of murder became. However it is good that there is no lake now. But the glacier mound is still there. There are three kilometers of glaciers and large boulders here.
Uttarakhand has 968 glaciers and about 1253 lakes. The condition of many of these lakes can be dangerous. These lakes form in front of the glacier. Which is called Moren Dam Lake. It has a high probability of explosion.
The new road built after the Kedarnath tragedy is also in danger. According to the Uttarakhand Space Utilization Center, there are seven major avalanche zones on this route. Avalanche often occurs here.
Not only are the glaciers slipping, but their surface thickness is also steadily decreasing. The surface of glaciers in Uttarakhand is declining at a rate of 32 to 80 cm per year.