I, (Aminul Islam Sujon) wrote script & moderated this radio talk show on World Population Day (11 July), titled ‘relation between Environment and Population’, on-aired on 4 July 2015 at Bangladesh Betar (government owned national Radio). It is tiled as Bigyan o Poribesh (Science and Environment), on-aired twice in every month (first and third Saturday 8.30 am).
As moderator, I’ve provided background information on World Population Day. In this program, we talked about increasing population and consumption and it’s effects to environments.
Well-known policy analyst Advocate Syed Mahbubul Alam spoke on the way to make consumption environment friendly. He focused the relation between environments with food habit, transportation, and energy. He mentioned, due to increasing uses of private car and air-conditioner, which causes to global warning. Private cars and motorized transports are major causes to noise and air pollution in Bangladesh. Some types of cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes are linked with food habit as well as environment. So we should be careful from food production to processing and eating. We have enough resources, but lack of coordination create problem.
Eminent environmentalist Mr. Abu Naser Khan, Chairman of the Poribesh Bachao Andolon (POBA/ Save the Environment Movement), who is founder of environment movement in Bangladesh. He told that, due to global warming, food production to life style have to be change in many ways in many areas of world including Bangladesh. We are most vulnerable. So we should be careful from now on. Urban lifestyle is not environment friendly, we should think about the future. If we continue to use goods and consume more, it will destroy environment, at the same time it will also reduce resources and future generation will face difficulties. That is why we need to ensure equal and equity for distribution resources among people. He also emphasized to ensure environment friendly agriculture and to promote our ecosystem.
At the end, I’ve close with key points on this discussion and urged that population should not be problem, resource if we properly plan.
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