Short Essay on Man and Environment

The growth in population has created a demand in natural resources over the years. Unfortunately, time has brought severely damaged ecosystems, with the overpopulation of the world. Many species have become extinct and many species are in danger of becoming extinct because of man (humans) and how they treat the environment.

There are many things in the world today that continues to put all life on earth in danger.

One thing that has been a constant problem for many years is pollution. There are millions of metric tons of trash pumped into the atmosphere every year, which means that the overpopulation of the world is putting the lives of everyone in danger. The pollution in the earth is so bad, that there are 2.4 billion people in the world who do not have access to the clean water sources. Pollution will continue to be an issue as populations continues to grow.

However, even though pollution is what is creating a slow death for humans all over the world, global warming is the greatest cause of impact to the world. CO2 levels are on the rise because of the burning of fuel fossils and deforestation is done by people all over the world. With the rising levels of CO2, it has caused the world’s temperature to rise by a whole degree. The changes to the temperature have caused the ocean to rise, with the absorption of heat being taken in. It is believed that by the year 2100, the oceans will have risen between 1-4 feet.

People should not only be concerned with the global warming and pollution. Acidic rain has slowly killed large areas of forests all over the world, because of the burning of coal. The burning of coal is detrimental to the life of trees because coal releases sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides are released into the atmosphere, accumulating in the clouds. The clouds are then saturated and become rain acid. Once it rains, it not only affects the life of the trees but also the ground. With change needing to happen for the environment to be healthy, man will have to change.

By Leatra