Empirical Theory of
Reminder for February: Death Anniversary of
Radha Bai
Radha Bai was born on 1st April, 1916 at
Sampige village near Mudabidri to Radhu Kini
and Mijar Manjunath Kamath. When Radhu
delivered her first child they named her
'Amba'.  Amba grew up in Kakinada, Andhra
Pradesh. She went to school in Kakinada.
Upon attaining the age of 14 years, Amba
married Gopalakrishna, the second son of
Adyar Manjunath Shenoy and Kamala in
The Central Government of India unveils its
Annual Budget every year in the month of
February or March. This budget affects all the
citizens of the country in one way or other. The
budget 2008 has been unveiled on 29th
February 2008 and the Government has
proposed many changes in the rates of taxes
and duties. All of us should learn about the
budget and how it affects us by reading specific
articles in the newspapers or in tax books sold
in the shops. Even a child who has taxable
income has to pay income tax to the
The hottest news at present is the worry
about the slow change in the temperature of
the earth and its effects.

The ordinary people do not have the least
idea if the temperature of the earth is
increasing. But the newspapers have been
writing long articles about the possible effects
of the slow rise in the temperature of the
earth. The most common fear stated is that
the icebergs in the Arctic and Antarctic
regions melt and the seas and the oceans
rise to cause flooding of the coastal areas.

  Many articles we read also mention that
the carbon dioxide and methane gases will
cause the temperatures of earth as a whole
to rise to unbearable levels. What happens
when the earth's temperature rises? This
question is answered by speculative thinking.
There will be shortage of water. There will be
erratic seasons and untimely rains. There will
be either too much cold or too hot days and
   The people are made to think that this
change in earth's temperature can be either
hastened or slowed by what we people do or
don't do. Some people say that when the
population increases there is too much
activity resulting in rise in carbon dioxide
concentration. For example, by the industrial
production of items such as steel, plastic
items, machinery, etc. there is increase in
green-house gases.

   Everything that we pursue for
development, for raising the per capita
income, for growth of domestic product year
by year, we are creating conditions for
increase in the earth's temperature and
causing the feared climate change.
This is a highly technical subject and no
one has been able to repudiate this theory of
possible doom awaiting the people living on
this earth. All the governments are forced to
take action to decrease the Gross Domestic
Product (GDP) which only can halt the march
of the heat to raise the earth's body
Why the scientists are worried about the climate?
by Mohan Shenoy.
By Mohan Shenoy
         Environism or Greenism are names for a
new philosophy of environmental concerns.
Like all theories Environism also suffers from
abstraction until it can be scientifically and
mathematically confirmed. Every activity on
this earth creates or helps to create what is
considered a rubbish or garbage.
   Greenism is defined as a doctrine which
shows strong concern about environmental
safety. Greenism is finding ways to either
prevent generation of waste and disposing
off properly any waste generated.
   Environism is also about safe-guarding the
Ecosystem. Ecosystem is difficult to define
since it is always changing, the changes
being unpredictable.
Ecosystem is what we find as the beautiful
earth with the blue sky, a sunny day and
normal seasons.
   Even floods, tempests, tornadoes,
hurricanes, blizzards, torrential rains,
earth-quakes, land-slides, lava-spewing
volcanoes and all natural occurrences on
earth and in the universe are all part of the
The Green Activists (GA) are those
concerned people who protest dumping
waste in the oceans and other water bodies.
   The GA would also protest if a road is built
across a plain landscape because trees and
shrubs may have to be removed to build the
A special kind of GA known as the Tree
Lovers (TL) are those activists who protest
cutting trees in a town or city to make way for
buildings, or other civil structures.
There are some governments in some
countries who pass statutory law to curb
various activities that might theoretically
damage the environment. These laws are
very powerful since they impose heavy
penalties for breaking them.
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Among the penalties the penalty of
imprisonment is the most dreadful. A person
or company that breaks the law might also
be penalized with a hefty fine. Often the
penalty involves stopping an on-going
construction of a township.
The order by a government to demolish for
example, a newly built building that is
considered to be a threat to the Ecosystem
is probably the most topsy-turvy penalty. The
czars in the environment ministry tend to
come to the conclusion that the building is
preventing the development and progress of
the normal Ecosystem in the area. The
building is anti-ecological and also posing
future threat to prevention of decay of the
  This new philosophy known as Greenism
is threatening peace in the life of people. It is
difficult to explain to the authorities that
Nature by itself is irregular as sensed by the
human eye. Filth, garbage, waste are but
products of nature itself. They continue to
form as the human activity continues.
Ambiguity in the theory of Greenism is giving
wide scope for calling even useful and
unavoidable human activity as causing
damage to the environment.
Increase in the population in a country
causing crowding causes damage to the
  Authorities are taking drastic measures to
prevent damage to the environment but they
are unable to stop population growth. Less
the population easier it is to prevent damage
to the environment. Since the government
can not propose to send people to the gas
chamber to reduce the population, it is
imposing harsh and unreasonable conditions
in the name of protecting the earth from
future damage.
All the governments of more than 190
member nations of the United Nations are
given notice that they should plan their
actions to stop this climate change in order
for all the inhabitants of the world to live
comfortably preventing rise of temperature of
the earth and stop the melting of the
icebergs in the polar regions. The developed
nations have more gadgets but smaller
densities of populations. The developing
countries such as China, India and Brazil
have large populations but not so many
gadgets that guzzle energy in their homes.
The developed countries want the
developing countries to reduce the growth of
population as also the manufacture of steel,
cement, coke and coal, etc. The developed
countries consume more gas and use more
petroleum and other products per capita,
than the developing countries. Therefore
both have their own shares in the climate
change phenomenon and both have to make
changes in their life styles and consumption
  My gut feeling is that the prediction of
further change in the earth's temperature is
unfounded. The earth has a self-regulatory
mechanism and it will maintain its
temperature within a certain limit no matter
how much damage is apparently done to the
environment. The population will increase
until a certain peak is reached and then it
will not rise further. The sun and its planets
have a built-in technique by which their
health is maintained. Any damage done is
corrected through the self-regulatory
mechanisms. No human activity can be too
much since the humans can go only upto a
certain limit in their pursuits.
  Nature is not a static thing. It undergoes
changes by reasons known to itself. All
changes are handled in such a way that
survival of its constituents such as insects,
birds, animals, humans and all fauna and
flora is guarranteed. The Nature will not

Reminder for February: Death Anniversary of Radha Bai
Radha Bai delivered nine children of whom
seven grew up to be adults. Dr. Mohan
Shenoy is the fourth child. Her other children
are Tara, Dayanand, Venkatesh, Sridhar,
Muralidhar and Shanthi.
Amba yane Radha Bai died on 5th February,
1991 in Mangalore. At the time of her death
she was at her youngest son Mulalidhar's
house.  By Hindu calendar the day of her
death is Magha Bahula Sapthami which falls
on 28th February in the year 2008.
Budget 2008
Paying taxes is a way to create our
documents of life. One who pays taxes, even
a few hundred rupees can create a document
for himself/herself so that he will have a right
to spend money without any fear. He/she can
also keep away from bad habits which he/she
acquires by trying to spend black money.
Black money is income for which tax is not
paid. The major bad habits a person acquires
with black money are alcoholism, drug
addiction, debauchery, horse racing
gambling, paying bribes,and getting illegal
work done.
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