Environmental Degradation And The Environment

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the whole the environment, air and water source in the worldwide because of overexploitation of natural resources catering for the needs of housing, food production, and industrial production. In fact, the amount of solid waste generated in the environment is very large because of human activities; it begets the sources of concentrated solid waste exceeding biodegradable ability of the natural environment in urban areas, agricultural areas, and industrial areas. As a statistic in 2010, “the United States produced over 250 million tons of solid waste, some 4.5 pounds per person per day" (Pollution). The data implies that the amount of solid waste around the world will be a huge number, and it is really hard to imagine how the natural environment …show more content…
Changing the way that the car operates from using gasoline to using electricity will be more useful for environment. The world population will continue to rise and the environment will definitely suffer more negative effects by human activities.
The effects of environmental degradation is also due to human activities. Environmental degradation not only reduces the resistance of the natural environment, but it also limits the carbon filter ability of the trees. If the carbon dioxide is kept too much in the atmosphere, it will be the increase of greenhouse gases, and the earth will become warmer. Jarred Skype (n.d), an environmental scientist, pointed out in his article, “The primary cause of environmental degradation is human disturbance. The degree of the environmental impact varies with the cause, the habitat, and the plants and animals that inhabit it”. Obviously, environmental degradation happens when people exploit and overuse the components of
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In fact, the natural factors also lead to global warming, these include methane emissions from the North Pole and humid lands, volcano eruption, etc. Indeed, methane is one of the heat-trapping greenhouse gases in earth 's atmosphere which emitted the enormous amount of greenhouse gases via volcano eruptions. When a volcano erupts, it releases a tremendous volume of water vapor, dust and ash into the atmosphere. Large amounts of carbon and ash can affect the climate in many years. Although nature has contributed to global warming, but this contribution is insignificant when compared with the human impact on the environment. The warming problems are the resulted by natural uncertainties. Therefore, many people have argued that climate has changed naturally, so global warming phenomenon just is “natural cycle”. They determine that “The Earth doesn 't warm up because it feels like it. It warms up because something forces it to. Scientists keep track of natural forcing, but the observed warming of the planet over the second half of the 20th century can only be explained by adding in anthropogenic radiative forcing, namely increases in greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide”. This is way how those who are disagree that human factor are not the main cause of global warming, and they are not required to believe in it. Probably, the

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