environmental degradation

Environmental Degradation


Environmental degradation is a major global issue.

Daily, the population of the world is fast increasing, which has resulted in environmental degradation. This means that man’s insatiable needs have disturbed the whole environmental equilibrium.

Natural occurrences such as heavy rainfall, floods, storms, earthquakes, volcano eruption amongst a few have also contributed to environmental degradation. The reason why environmental degradation can be referred to as the deterioration of the environment by natural or human forces.

The above-mentioned factors have really degraded the environment and if ways to check it are not applied we will face serious consequences.

Environmental degradation caused by humans, can be effectively controlled.

But when the environmental degradation is caused by natural disasters, man is helpless. He can do nothing but try to prevent the extent of damage caused by this natural disaster.

When man himself plays a vital role in degrading the environment he lives in, then the problem becomes more serious.

We as humans must put an end to our insatiable needs and desires. We need to stop the indiscriminate cutting of trees because it will lead to environmental imbalance. Instead, we should know the value of tree plantation and plant as many trees as we can.

Furthermore, our ever-growing population must be checked because it puts an extra burden on our natural resources.

Apart from these, our industries emit smoke and discharge liquids including polluted water into the environment. This smoke contains many unwanted gases such as carbon monoxide and sulphur dioxide. All which are harmful to our health and environment.

Hence, factories should not be allowed to emit large quantities of harmful wastes into the air through their chimneys. They should discharge them into the rivers and other water bodies because this dirty water can be treated and recycled to be used again.

Most importantly, our environment must be protected. We must realise the fact that so long environment is there, our life is there.



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