Write an article of about 150 words on environmental degradation.
It is the result of developmental processes of economic and technological activities of man. It is caused by several forms of pollution, depletion of natural resources; increasing dependence on energy consuming and ecologically damaging technologies, depletion of forest cover has become a global concern.
The environmental crisis is ascribed to exponential growth in human population, fast expanding industries and philosophical religious outlook of society. Man’s cruel behaviour with environments accelerated the pace of scientific and technological advancement.Types:
Environmental degradation is divided into two categories on the basis of factors responsible for lowering of environmental quality. They are Extreme Events or Hazards and Pollution.Conservation:
Resources are meant not only for utilisation of present but for future generation also. So it is very necessary to maintain a balance between growth of population and utilisation of resources which will ensure the continuity of the human race.
Any imbalance in either of the two may disrupt the continuity of our economic, social and cultural environment. To consume natural resources, renewable sources must be enhanced and used and non renewable sources must be used as economically as possible. Various environmental programmes have been set up to conserve the environment: