'We have not inherited the world from our forefathers — we have borrowed it from our children.'
Explain the above statement with an example.
Answer to be written in exam
- Since the second half of the twentieth century, a number of scientists have been warning that the present type , and levels, of development , are not sustainable .
- For example, in the case of groundwater , if we use more than what is being replenished by rain, then we would be overusing this resource. It may get exhausted over time , putting the future generation at risk.
- To avoid such situations in the future, we need to practice sustainable development , which is a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
- Resources are to be used judiciously so that they can be replenished . For example, if trees are cut, they should also be re-planted and allowed to grow.
Write 3 points.