When human destroys nature, eventually nature will strike back its negative patterns to humans
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural Affairs Muhadjir Effendy pressed for efforts to create a patterned human behavior to overcome disasters that occurred in the country.

"When human destroys nature, eventually nature will strike back its negative patterns to humans," Effendy stated at the La Nina Anticipation Coordination Meeting on Friday.

He later explained that both humans and nature exhibited behavior pattern and patterned behavior wherein all forms of behavior patterns that are carried out can create a patterned behavior, with an impact that tends to be repeated.

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Currently, several cases of natural disasters occur due to destructive human activities to nature. For instance, fires, which earlier occurred due to weather, now strike due to extensive destructive human behavior, he stated.

This bad behavior pattern eventually causes nature to form a negative patterned behavior, thereby having an impact on the welfare and security of the community.

Hence, efforts are deemed necessary to shape Indonesian society through positive patterned behavior in order to reduce natural disasters in the country, Effendy noted.

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“We are working hard and controlling negative natural behavior patterns into patterned behavior,” he stated.

Considering the fact that Indonesia is geographically located along the ring of fire, a route which many volcanoes pass that often causes natural disasters, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has a strategic role to build positive patterned behavior.

The BMKG has a role to provide information to the public about the prediction of various types of weather. With the information provided, Effendy is optimistic that the public would act according to the information provided.

Minister Effendy also appealed to the public and related stakeholders to maintain nature and continue to monitor information provided by the BMKG in order to anticipate disasters.

"Let us educate policy makers, related stakeholders, and the public on the importance of BMKG. With all the provided information, let us be wiser to nature," he added.

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Translator: Hreeloita D, Resinta S
Editor: Fardah Assegaf
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