'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

  1. 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 .
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 

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