By Udayakumar J, The author is an Assistant Professor of Geology at TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, Kerala. Vanishing Profiles
Date - 1st November 2018
The concern for sustainable development received a policy fillip in the mid twentieth century and carved out a niche for itself in the global strategies for growth. Country level discussions have helped identify domains that influence sustainable living, yet critical concerns remain unaddressed.
The planet Earth originated 4,500 million years ago. In the first 1,500 million years, there was no life on it. Humans originated about 0.3 to 0.2 million years ago. Since then, humans left no stone unturned in the attempt to improve their quality of life. The first industrial revolution between 1760 and 1840 celebrated the use of iron and steel and the easing of manual labour. The second industrial revolution between 1870 and 1914 celebrated global consumption of fossil fuels...