We live in a diversified world with the union of humans and the environment in society. Before the social animals started exploiting nature for their benefits, the entire scenario was tremendously different from what it is currently. Environmental prosperity was abundant, but later as there was a shift from developing to developed countries, countless industries, residential areas, and companies began to establish. This resulted in the degradation of the environmental importance, whose repercussions are faced today by people.
Challenges faced by the environment
- Global warming is spreading its wicked stretch on the earth. There is a drastic climatic change resulting from the melting ice in Antarctica, rising sea levels, and the burning of rich forests that cause immense air pollution in the environment. Emitting carbon dioxide is one of the reasons why the environment is facing extreme change. All this is the reason why the temperature of the earth is getting hotter. There is a variation in the seasons that are irregular as there are rains any time of the months, which are the effect of immense exploitation of the natural surroundings.
- Marine life is in immense danger because there are many disastrous incidents where large oil spills in the oceans, dumping of harmful waste by the industries directly into the water, different kinds of water pollution. This has already endangered the life of aquatic animals, which are noticeably depleting in number.
- There are many animals as well as marine life that are already extinct. Life’s of them are vulnerable because of forest burns; this is one reason why there is a tremendous loss in the wildlife. Setting up industries in the forest areas results in the helpless animals migrating and finding new places, or the only other option is to die. Humans have invaded their habitat, and it is not the other way around. Hunger has taken over the sanity of people as many lives are put at risk. The earth is in the process of turning into a concrete jungle.
- Pollution is one of the biggest enemies that are hampering the environment. There are all kinds of contamination in the existing environment. The blame is only on the humans who are increasing the level each day.
- Most people are environmentally illiterate, being one of the reasons why the situation is getting worse. There is a vital need to educate people about the place that we live in. It is the responsibility of every citizen to take care of the surroundings if they want to continue living. All the difficulties that people are facing because they have overutilized the resources.
- There are so many techniques to adapt and become eco-friendly in practice, but some think it is acceptable to turn a blind eye towards it. The thought of ” one person cannot put the surrounding at-risk” is the most myopic view for any citizen to have. There is a bystander effect on saving the ecosystem as everyone believes it is other’s responsibility to do so.
Change starts with every individual; it is high time to take individual responsibility to protect the surroundings that we have already harmed to a great extent. Go eco-friendly and contribute as much as you can.