Essay on The Impact Of Human Activity On Our Environment

1413 Words Oct 3rd, 2016 6 Pages
The impact of human activity, which involves, but not limited to the burning of fossil fuels that release carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere, the overuse of natural resources in its present time, and the destruction of the ecological earth balance. We keep modifying the earth in different ways; consciously or subconsciously destroying our environment. Environmentalists are constantly warning us of the danger some of our activities have on our environment. The Inter-Government Panel for climate change assesses the risk of high carbon footprint in societies. Its latest reports states that it is extremely likely that humans are the dominant cause of the warming earth for the past 60 years (Gaffney & Pharand-Deschenes, 2013) without huge CO2 emission cuts, it is likely the earth would cross the target of 2 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels and this could happen as early as 2050 (Gaffney & Pharand-Deschenes, 2013). This would affect the climate drastically. We are already seeing changes in weather temperature, sea levels, wet regions getting dry, and dry regions getting wet. It is likely earth waves would happen more often, the optic would warm, and acidity of the ocean would increase (Gaffney & Pharand-Deschenes, 2013). Policies makers in countries are continually interested in potential alternative energy or technology solutions to limit the amount of carbon emission

Some of these solutions include the solar system, alternative vehicles, and smart home…

Related Documents