Essay about Environmental Hazards And Its Effects On The Environment

1935 Words Nov 29th, 2016 8 Pages
“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. ” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt
Introduction
Today man has exploited his home to the extent that there is a greater need to go back to the ancient life. With the emergence of science and technology, there is a gradual depletion of the environmental resources. It is often taken for granted that natural resources are to be exploited for sound economy. The issues like rampant sand mining, ever increasing greenhouse gases like heavy emission of carbon dioxide, gradual depletion of the ozone layer, spread of epidemics, unheard diseases, e-waste dumping, devastating incidents, etc. have alerted human against environmental hazards and disasters or possible holocaust. Man who looks for economic growth only and not ecology conversion is the main cause behind the environmental hazards face today. The threat is not only on the environment but on the very existence of humanity too. Hence, Maurice Maeterlinck, in his book “The Life of the Bee” writes “if the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, men would have only four years left on earth to live”.
The recent reports on environment and climate change have warned that the danger is lurking near us. The human population has doubled in the past 35 years, in the same period; the number of the invertebrate animals has decreased by 50 percent because of the loss of habitat or global environmental…

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