Pollution is latest war we are fighting
EVERY year I hear about pollution. Coal is a killer, cars are chaos, cows are a gas nightmare, diesel is a disaster.
Now being of a generation that has witnessed the effects of most of the coal- driven industries, watched cars take over the roads and seen world forests destroyed, the amazing thing about my generation is that I can’t remember when there was not a war of some sort going on.
I was born in the Second World War, grew up listening to the Korean War, then on to the Vietnam War, and now we are witnessing years of war in the Middle East, and let’s not forget Suez, Northern Ireland, the Six- Day War, the Falklands, Kenya, Burma, Sri Lanka and the list just goes on and on.
And that is the point, I never hear one word about war being a pollutant, yet we know that the Vietnam War used all types of de- foliage chemicals, and how many bombs are being used in the Middle East?
So why is there not any carbon fingerprint pointing to possibly one of the worlds worst pollutant, war? S T Vaughan, Yardley Wood
Diver Santa Claus swims with fishes in the tank at COEX Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea. Christmas has become increasingly popular over the years in South Korea, which is the only East Asian country to recognize Christmas as a national holiday