(Saju Nair - Dubai) The art fraternity in The United Arab Emirates awaits to experience a mindful art exhibition which, in the current world, carries immense significance. This event will undoubtedly be an eye opener for the community towards the growing danger of extreme climatic variations and how the consequences of this change dramatically affects the major source of life, our oceans and in turn, marine life.
Oceans, one of the most valuable and enormously potential natural resources that currently exists on Earth, is undergoing a calamitous phase due to various reasons, the most significant one being the over exploitation of this resource by humans. Oceans have always been a source of protection and prosperity for those who respect the soul and for those who look after its life.
The oceans, seas and rivers have provided the jewels for existence and they have been worshipped and looked after dearly by humans, but as time changed, so did our mentalities, we became greedier and sought more than what the ocean could provide us with, in the name of development we grabbed their space to construct huge concrete blocks without acknowledging the fact that it only takes seconds for nature to reclaim her passage which was once stolen. We disrespected and laid waste on her and now those naïve mistakes threatens the existence of marine life and the oceans which once protected and helped us prosper, we showed it no mercy and continued ruthlessly destroying the very source of life, the very reason we exist. And now, as a result of this greed, we have given all what's needed for natural disasters to lay waste on our lands. Tsunamis, floods, landslides, earthquakes, forest fires and many more unimaginable calamities seems to increase by the growing day and the beauty that was once seen seems to die away. These calamities may be disasters to us but they are survival measures taken by ourplanet to preserve the resources for the generations ahead.
Over the period there were several natural calamities which were warnings and also plea of mercy, but we continue to ignore. We sit idle, shrouded by luxury, not once thinking of the magnitude of damage that is being laid to our own home. One cannot deny the fact that we all are merely guests to this world for a short span of time and it is our responsibility to preserve and handover this beautiful world to the next generation and this cannot be done if we do not join hands in protecting nature and it's high time we initiate awareness across the community to safeguard and balance the eco system.