First Indian to do Ph.D. on Antarctic and Global Environment & Atmospheric Studies by Exploring Antarctica and South Pole

The first World Environment Day was celebrated in 1974 in the city of Spokane in USA, but I did it differently by becoming the 'First Indian to do Ph.D. on Antarctic and Global Environment & Atmospheric Studies by Exploring Antarctica and South Pole' as summarized in the following link:       

My Ph.D. Thesis is entitled 'Atmospheric Structure: Exploration over Antarctica and Inter-hemispheric Comparison' and its details are available online in the links given below:
Some of my other related scientific papers and popular articles are also available online as ready references which are given herewith in the following several links. 

I take this opportunity to wish a 'Very Happy World Environment Day To Everyone' with the following message, as I have worked in the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) as a WMO/UN Expert and have also participated in the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) being a part of the United Nations.

The World Environment Day (WED), Eco Day or Environment Day was established by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 1972 coinciding with the first day of its Conference on Human Environment held at Stockholm in Sweden from 5-16 June 1972, also known as the Stockholm Conference, with its goal of preserving and enhancing the human environment.

Later that year on 15 December 1972, the UN General Assembly also adopted another resolution which led to the creation of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as its Specialized Agency for various Environment Issues. 

The first World Environment Day was celebrated on 5 June 1974 in the city of Spokane in USA with the world's first world Fair and Exhibition on Environment lasting for six months there, and its slogan was 'Only One Earth'. 

Ever since then from almost last five decades, it is celebrated on 5 June every year all over the world with different host countries. The theme of the World Environment Day this year in 2020 is 'Celebrate Biodiversity'. Its host country is Columbia which is one the largest megadiverse nations of the world holding 10% of the planet's biodiversity as a part of the Amazon rainforest. 

Biodiversity supports all life on land and below water and strongly affects every aspect of human life as it provides clean air and water, nutritious foods, medicine sources and natural disease resistance, and climate change mitigation, etc. Each year, marine plants provide more than half of our atmospheric oxygen and each mature tree cleans our air by absorbing about 22 kg of carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen in exchange. 

Intensified agriculture and burning of its waste straw, producing toxic chemicals and depletion of ozone layer, accelerating climate change, deforestation, encroachment on wildlife habitats have pushed nature beyond its tolerance level and it would take more than one and a half earths to meet human demands causing collapse of human food and health systems. 

It must be understood that any destruction of biodiversity means destruction of the natural system which supports human life. About a billion cases of illness and millions of deaths occur every year from diseases caused by corona viruses, and about 75% of all infectious diseases in humans are zoonotic, i.e., they are transmitted to them from animals as demonstrated by the recent corona virus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. 

One million species are already facing extinction in nature due to human actions as its reaction and imbalance of biodiversity. Global warming and climate change with fast and furious cyclonic storms over the earth is also causing havoc which needs immediate action to protect and save our earth's environment. 

The World Environment Day celebrations on 5th June every year are meant to address and resolve all such environmental issues with the help of various governments and organizations all over the world for the common good of all human and other living beings by working in unison with nature and not against it!

Happy World Environment Day To Everyone!

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Dr. Parmjit Singh Sehra
(Former PAU Prof, ISRO, NASA/USA & UN Expert, and First Indian Antarctic & South Pole Explorer also the First to do Ph.D. on Antarctic and global environment & atmospheric studies, and the Founder of the Indian Antarctic Programme, having visited and worked in all the seven continents of the world from Deep Freeze, the coldest place Vostok in Antarctica at -89.3 deg C to Furnace, the hottest place El-Zizia in Libya, Sahara Deserts at 58 deg C, with name in history and details on the internet)

Present Residential & Mailing Address:
Dr. Parmjit Singh Sehra, Ph.D. (Sci.) 
C/o Dr. (Mrs.) Bhupinder Sehra, MBBS, MD, Senior Consultant, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Apt. A-4, Bilga General Hospital (A Unit of CMC, Ludhiana), Village & P.O. Bilga-144036, Nurmahal Road, Tehsil Phillaur, District Jalandhar, Punjab, India.