Climatologists believe that the mountains are Barometer of global climate change- And human activities are profoundly affecting The climate with biodiversity range! Because of the constant mining, higher altitude, Shape, and orientation to the sun- Mountain ecosystems are being disrupted, And telling us to get something done!
We are connected to and affected by mountains In so many ways that we can dream- They harbor biodiversity to sustain life By providing fresh water via river or stream! Yet, poverty, hunger, wars, and environmental Degradations are still taking the toll- By threatening the web of life supported by The mountains and their important role!
With the depletion of mountain forests, The soil erosion increases by the flowing river- And the threat of falling rocks, avalanches, Landslides, or flooding causes us to shiver! As the fertile soils and forests are lost, Rivers begin to silt up over a period of time- Followed by the extinction of rare plants And animals, valued over nickel and dime!
>From outskirts, perceptions of mountains Appear to be impenetrable monoliths of rock- But in reality, they are the unimaginable sources Of biodiversity that can give us a shock! Mountains provide refuge to people as well as To varieties of plants and animals indeed- And undoubtedly, they are our insurance for the future, While the present sows the seed!
Mountain people have been the guardians To maintain biodiversity at the mountain- By employing their knowledge of cultivation, They remained as the joy of fountain! Unfortunately, mountain ecosystems and people Have so far received no attention at all- And it's the time to close the disparity between Mountain life and richness via global call!
Mountainous areas are the hidden flash points Of many conflicts afflicting the world now- While the effects on mountain peoples Are universally devastating, and tales tell us how! Deaths, injuries, and emotional trauma Of mountain wars affect so many individual soul- And slow down the national advancements While the infrastructures take the heavy toll!
With population rise water demand will intensify And mountain will remain as the source- To diffuse the imminent potential for international war Or deployment of the armed force! Fortunately, the treaties regulating the use Of mountain water have stood the test of time- And have shielded the various countries With strained relations from their grief paradigm!
No doubt, mountains are the primary battlegrounds To control the illegal drug trade- And the poor farmers pay the heaviest price, While they are earning their daily bread! Mountain communities tend to face the conflicts Often because of denial for their voice- Based on their social standing, race, or religious minority, They are left without a choice!
The health of serene mountain environments Thrives on the forests prevailing on its slope- But deforestation with the population increase And commerciality are killing all the hope! The destabilization of the mountain forests Is creating the spirals of destruction for sure- While the likelihood of avalanches or landslides Is increasing and water will not be pure!
The demand for freshwater continues to soar Unabated over the vast planet Earth- But the deforestation of mountain woodlands Is taking the toll and killing the mirth! Cooperation is a key for protection and Equitable distribution of freshwater resource- To improve the lives of mountain peoples In their struggles, and wipe out the remorse!
Well, as I dream for a world of peace, My heart longs today for a mountain of hope- To echo the voice of mountain people And break cycle of poverty they have to cope! Let us now pay attention to the protection Of mountain ecosystem and freshwater too- And set our priorities for a sustainable world With a promise what we all need to do!!!