The Paradox : divali, summer time, heath & the environment
On this precious day for many people, I wish to ask some questions…
- Whats the use of implementing summertime if the electricity consumption over the past and next few days will be higher than normal just because of divali?
- Isn’t the use of firecrackers disastrous to our environment, in terms of pollution?
- Can’t firecrackers be a source of health problems to some people?
Electricity consumption and Summer time
So much discussion going around the introduction of summer time, but what’s the use if in a few days time, loads of electricity are being consumed just for decorative purposes?
Should not the authorities here create an awareness programme here ?
Is it a too sensible issue to raise here in Mauritius?
CEB gives only 3 bulbs away, I wonder if someone has changed the whole set of lights at home!
Just like in thousands of houses today, most of the electric bulbs at home will be switched on by mum, for whatever reasons blabla… and I will be switching them off again n again, till mum gets the message.
Where do they most come from???
China most probably, still people wont think twice but will celebrate…. until the day someone discovers that they contained toxic materials… too late then!
Without forgetting the side effects on our environment… where the remains will cause pollution for days, and on the other hand, their effect on our quality of air…
What will happen to those used firecrackers?
Celebration of abundance and wealth
Many people believe that it is a good time to buy. Often, people go out and buy new items even when they don’t need them. Advertisements and hoardings scream out to people offerings sales extravaganzas, bargains, discounts encouraging us to buy more and more!
When all the festivities will be over, then you will hear people complaining about poor economic situation, poverty and bla bla!
Sure, its a moment of celebration, so who damn cares about those BIG WORDS about summer time, environmental issues, health problems?
Happy divali then!
Après la mort la tisane…
or perhaps this one sounds better, prevention is better than cure?