Environmental, Social And Environmental Effects Of The Industrial Revolution

835 Words 4 Pages
In very remote times, when man was hunter and gatherer, the environment was clean and nature had no harm. But with the passage of time as the needs of man increase, nature suffers more damage because of the power that he is exerting on it. Humans beings able to modify and transform the environment according to our needs, and even to create artificial means. It was with the Industrial Revolution that humans began certainly change the planet, the nature of its atmosphere and the quality of its water. The industrial revolution was the process of environmental, social, and technological transformation that began in the middle of the 17th century. It was a period marked by numerous inventions. However, the Industrial Revolution not only brought …show more content…
In the mid-17th century at early of the Industrial Revolution the humans population increased by about 57% to 700 millions. In 1800 the humans population would reached 1 billion. There was a strong demographic increase a consequence of, the high birthrate and the decrease in catastrophic mortality because of the advances in medicines, and thanks to this humans, had a little longer life expectancy. Likewise as the population increased, so do the human needs, therefore also the use of natural and artificial resources as a consequence, resulting in over consumption of renewable and nonrenewable resources. According to Tomas M. Smith and Robert Leo Smith “During the past 10,000 years, the human race has managed to multiply by a factor of 1000 and at the same time dramatically increase the per capita use of resources” (539). This means that the more the population grows, the more it is the overconsumption of resources. With the overconsumption of certain kind or resources such as steam, coal, and oil, pollution was occurred in the

Related Documents