The word ‘nature’ and its meaning can give us better understanding of some sociological concepts like freedom, empowerment, unbiased, nonjudgmental, equality, prosperity and coherence because intrinsically it carries fundamentals of these concepts. The social process such as cooperation, competition, assimilation, accommodation and conflict can also be seen in the natural world where diverse flora and fauna shares different elements of earth. A study was done in cancer care hospital in Australia to understand the subjective experience of patients with nature, where nature was found as empowering, connecting, supportive and normalizing. However the un-natural or manmade interventions have always created conflicts, devastation and destruction in the natural world and it has not only affected single unit of nature but menace in the whole system. It has also affected our social, economical, political and psychological aspect of our life. Take an example of Assam communal violence of 2012 and 2014, where hundreds of Bangla speaking Muslims has been killed due to natural resource holding (land) which further influenced our political, economical and social psychology. Means the nature is inherently connected to our every aspect of life but we are unable to visualize.
|Photograph: 1- Bones of Dead Animal |
|Photograph:2- Dead Body of Animal with Entangled Polythene|
|Photograph:3- JNU Lake|
According to a report around 1400 marine species are affected by the plastic. Even birds are on high risk as a research done in between 1982 to 2001 in Netherlands, has revealed that 96% of birds had plastic fragments in their stomach. The question is who is responsible for this kind of polythenized death of nature? The accused is Human and only human. We all know how many polythene we used in daily activities even we have awareness of these hazardous impact.
1. Balaschke, S., O’Callaghan, C. C., Schofield, P. & Salander, P. (2016), ‘Cancer Pateints’s Experiences with Nature: Normalizing Dichotomous Realities’, Social Sciences &Medicine