The article that appeared in the magazine ‘New Scientist’ attracted the attention of hordes of people. It filled and overflowed the Internet and the e-mails ofenvironmentalists[p3] . Recently it became the topic of discussion in the American Universities. Even the American scientists that normally shrugged their shoulders, curled out their lips, and received anything with disdain with their face sunken, nodded and registered, ‘Yes we’ve seen it.

The research students from Europe too munched the article along with their sandwich and cola . Emily’s name too was noticed as much as her article. Certain Universities in India were busy translating her article. Even the critics of Al Gore that had shared Nobel for his ‘Inconvenient Truth,’ agreed that they could not reject the article entirely.

Beyond the realm of the scientific truths the article was laced with humanism in its pursuit of truth. A drop of tear too fell on the on the article that was a heap of knowledge; it appeared as though that tear spread out to encompass the entirehumanity.25-Apr-13

A critic who had a pen that doubled as a sword to tear and wriggle out the gut wrote thus; ‘Some articles may not befit the content like a buffoon wearing mismatched hats.

Some articles may have the attraction on their cosmetics of the surface rather than on the core issues like ladies that is over done her makeup.

Few are the ones that will not display their façade but their inner character like the herbs that were identified with their fragrance alone.

Emily’s article belongs to the third one; the herbal type.

University of Gandhi Gramam was the first to translate the article and publish.

A World War against the War

‘The history had declared that the first two world wars had ended. But it had not announced that the third world war had begun. That was an unseen war. That was a war conducted while shaking hands with one another. That was a war neither the killer nor the killed wasn’t given time to be aware that they were killing or getting killed. It wasn’t just a war between humans but between the man and the nature; between the earth and the space. It was between the third world countries and the developed nations that know not the end.

If this war was terminated now, the human race would survive. Otherwise the earth might spin away from the purposes for which it was created.

The humans should realize that the world was not created for him alone. Human beings were just one out of the two million known living beings in this earth. Humans were the last of the humongous beings to arrive in this planet. As long as the birds, animals, worms, insects, fishes and microbes were the stakeholders of this planet there were no perceptible changes in the earth.

The bird didn’t destroy the forest to build their nests. The animals didn’t cross the boundaries set by the nature for reasons of living. The animals didn’t do much harm to the nature except the release of methane gas in small measure from their excreta[p16] . In fact the droppings of the birds helped the forest grow. Whenever the balance of nature was intotters the microbes evened that out. The floras flourished because of the pollination of the insects. The earth wasn’t drilled deep till the advent of man; nor was the sky torn.

Human beings arrived as the last momentous life form. The history of the planet had to be split as the earth before and after the advent of humans. Humans were the only creatures that were mighty and treacherous among the beings that came down and went away and arrived and stayed back in this planet. It was as much a truth that the humans sculpted the earth as he was the one that destructed it. Humans brought about changes.

He named it civilization. Civilization was man’s growth; but it was regression for the earth.

As long as a creature remained as it was, there was no harm to the earth. When one entity changed to another, man stoodup but the earth flipped down.

The iron that was buried deep under remained as iron without any occurrences. There needed no evidence to know what had happened when it was converted into weapon. 26-Apr-13

After he invented weapon, man hunted and drove out the earlier inhabitants the animals and the birds.

Food became the livelihood and the livelihood became food gathering. He delved deep his hands into nature and ate up all he could like a bear that puts his hands into termitary and finished of winged termites to its satisfaction.

As time passed by food became rare; or depleted. Man who was engaged in hunting when he became hunted felt tired.

The failures and fatigue that he experienced in hunting drove him to a new pasture, farming. The seed for the concept of agriculture was sown when he wondered whether the food stuff that he went after would come after him.

The surplus produce initiated trading. Trading gave birth to politics. Politics created and accessed private possession, religion, arts, castes and classes.

Facilitated by astronomy and geography agriculture thrived in many parts of the earth. As long as the feudal culture lasted only the land was cut to pieces but not the space. When the Industrial Revolution began in England there befell a severe injury to the sky.

One could say that the planet earth was one among the best in this Universe because of its exceptional systemized structure. Ozone roof was one among the structure that nature had builtup for earth on the high elevation of the space. There were three layers to the atmosphere. Twelve kilometers high above is the first layer. That’s where ninety percent of the air needed for earth existed. From the first layer fifty kilometers upward was the second layer. A small amount of atmospheric air would be available there. The third layer was sixty kilometers above and that was empty without air .

Above thousand kilometers it was all vacuum and an endless waste space devoid of sound or light. Space vessels and satellites were launched to this sphere only.

One among the four layers was the ozone roof that was formed at the height between ten to forty kilometers from the earth was vital .

It was a tender covering that existed between low and the high pressured atmosphere; it was made up of three elements of oxygen; it was a powerful constituent that filters and neutralizes the ultra violet rays that could melt and burn up the planet. It was the mother-roof that had protected the earth from the direct sharp spear attack of the sun rays.

The product of the Industrial Revolution, this man of the century had torn away this roof.

Till the present day of this article write, the ozone roof had been torn to the extent of twenty nine million square kilometers. The campaign against the earth by the marauding ultra violet rays had become easier. Instead of suturing the torn ozone roof we were rupturing more.

Every year two hundred million tons of carbon monoxide, fifty million tons of hydro carbon, hundred and fifty million tons of sulphur dioxide and hundred and ninety million tons ofashes dissolved with the atmospheric air and bludgeoned the roof that was broken already.

The mountains cried individually and in silence of the gigantic danger befalling irrespective of man’s concern ordisconcern.

Global warming was going up by the day. Few tender feathered birds and thick woolen skinned animals had gone extinct from the face of the earth with just a degree of increased heat.

Every hour a life form was becoming extinct because of global warming. Thirty three percent of the animals would become extinct if three degrees of temperature increases, said the experts. There were some concrete evidences to believe the findings. One could see in the internet even now the sight of five thousand birds falling down dead while flying in Arkansas.

Several people died in Russia unable to with stand the heat while bathing in the water bodies that ominously changed temperature owing sudden shift of atmospheric condition.

In the region of Wisconsin few hundred cows all at a time lied dead like loads of cotton.

In the Gulf of Mexico I was a teary eyed witness to a countless dead animals and other creatures that were washed ashore dead. In the past centuries the human population has jumped from 160 crores to 650 crores. But the same mankind had lost half of its marshy land in the same period.

Loss was never strange to the earth.

Destruction was neither a wonder .

The earth and the space hitherto had the strength to neutralize the destruction and the loss caused. Now, both the earth and the sky had lost their strength.

Poles were melting; seasons were changing abnormally. The nature defies the traditional native intelligence of the farmer.

The farmers that were depended on agriculture alone in the third world countries withered and fell dead and became manure of their own land.

The position of their space had shifted.

The chemicals had eaten up the soil.

The effluents had guzzled up the water bodies.

The farmer was being swallowed by two demons- global warming and globalization.

The developed nations determined his weather conditions. The share and the gold markets regulate the products that he produced.

The value of a farmer in developing countries like India was just above or slightly below the price of a sheep for meat.

According to a report the number of farmers that committed suicide was 2, 24, 500 between 1997 and 2011.

Every twelve hours in India, a farmer committed suicide.

One could not dismiss this as the play of fate as per Indian orthodox belief . It was indeed semi murder by the society that pushed one to a dreadful suicide.

At least now, developed nations should pull out the sword from the sky and the knife from the throat of the third world. They should realize that they too were a link in the chain that joined the world. 27-Apr-13

There appeared news that there was a serious attempt at settling mankind in the planet of Mars. I had to let out a dark smile. Planet Mars was circumvallated with ninety six percent whirlwind zone of carbon dioxide. Earth was surrounded by 0.03 percent of carbon dioxide, seventy nine percent of nitrogen and twenty one percent of oxygen in the whirlwind zone of the planet.

What would you leave and where would you go?

Would you smell a thorn when the rose was there?

Earth should be protected first.

We should change the life style that didn’t tear the sky – that didn’t lose the atmospheric air – that didn’t burn the planet.

The developed nations might grow fatigue reading myobservations . Some might throw on me the cup that they hold. I would accept that as the Cup of Victory and take it home with me.       - Emily

Arul, the Vice Chancellor called Chinnapandi who was doing his research on Seed Management for his Master’s to hisroom.

‘Translation was good. My appreciations.’

‘Thank you, Sir. But you were responsible for the article in the first.’

‘The translation is quite[p81] close to the original. The reason why I appreciate! The article is read and discussed in many Universities. And I’ve an idea …’

‘Please, Sir…’

‘We’re planning to conduct a seminar on ‘The Globalinfluence on Indian Agriculture’. It’s a common practice to invite the people in power, the donors and such others to the event; they hardly know the content and purpose.’

‘Sir, is it not the purpose of the seminar to make the unaware, aware?’

‘I appreciate your sense of humor. But I’m in no mood to relish it. I intend to invite some one that is well informed on the subject material to this seminar as the special invitee.’

‘Who will be the person, Sir?

‘Emily–the American author of the article.’

‘We can try, of course.’

‘I guess you’re the coordinator! I will leave that to you. We have to get her down somehow or other. I believe that if she participates the seminar itself will have [p88] a respect. It’s here her mail ID.’

In a few minutes …

Chinnapandi, the grandson of (late) Seenichami’s grandson and son of Karuthamayi that belonged to the village of Attanampatti in the undivided district of Madurai now the district of Theni, sent a mail to the young girl and a researcher Emily, the only daughter of James David and Elina that lives in the city of Atlanta.