Earth!!! Our Motherland….. Really????

We all like to do our bit to help the environment. Our Mother Earth is currently facing a lot of environmental problems. Environmental issues such as climate change, global warming, air pollution, acid rain, waste disposal, water pollution, and many more affect every human, animal, and living creature on this planet.
But, Hang on for a second!
Are we really doing our part to save the environmental resources for the next generations?
We all are struggling and working effortlessly to provide a better future for our children. Then how can we forget the natural resources? Without a sustainable environment, every kind of luxury will be of no use. So, we need to think about it thoroughly are we doing enough to sustain environmental resources?
Are we doing justice to the next generations?
Wake up, Save the earth
Over the last few decades, the exploitation of our planet and the debasement of our current circumstance has gone up at an alarming rate. As our activities have been not for safeguarding this planet, we have seen cataclysmic events striking us all the more frequently as glimmering floods, earthquakes, snowstorms, tidal waves, and typhoons.

“Sooner or later, we’ll have to recognize that the

Earth has rights too, to live without pollution. What

mankind must know is that human beings can’t live

without the Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans”

 ~Evo Morales

Here are some adverse environmental issues that are being produced due to our poor management of natural resources.

1- Climate Change

Climate change is an environmental issue that has surfaced over the most recent few decades. Natural change has different damaging effects that incorporate, yet are not restricted to, the dissolving of polar ice, change in seasons, new ailments, and change in the overall environment.

In Short, climate change disturbs the whole natural environmental cycle which has lethal effects on humans.

Climate Change effects

Causes of Climate Change:_

  • Power Generation
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Cutting Down of Trees
  • Excessive use of Vehicles
  • Production Of Food
  • Excessive Use of Electricity

Impacts of Climate Change:_

  • Food shortage
  • Rise in Temperature.
  • Natural Disasters(Storms)
  • Water Scarcity
  • Loss of Biodiversity
  • Diseases
  • Poverty

2- Air Pollution

Contamination of air, water, and soil requires a considerable number of years to recover. Industry and motor vehicle vapor are the clearest poisons. Significant metals, nitrates, and plastic are harms accountable for contamination. Industries have to follow the environmental laws for emissions.

Air Pollution

While water pollution is achieved by oil spills, corrosive downpours, and never-ending suburbia; air tainting is made by various gasses and harms released by organizations and assembling plants and consumption of fossil fuels; soil contamination is significantly made by mechanical waste that removes supplements from the dirt.

Causes of Air Pollution:_

  • Fossil Fuels
  • Use of Pesticides and Fertilizers
  • Poor Solid Waste Management
  • Industries
  • Explosions(Wars, Mining, Experimental)
  • Aerosols
  • Automobiles
  • Urbanization
  • Poor handling of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals
  • Natural Disasters
  • Deforestation

Effects Of Air Pollution:_

  • Climate Change
  • Health Issues(Lungs, Eyes, Skin)
  • Ozone Layer
  • Acid Rain
  • Global Warming
  • Wildlife
  • Aquatic Life

3- Water Pollution

Water pollution refers to the contamination of water resources by chemicals that render water unhealthy for cooking, drinking cleaning, swimming as well as other purposes. Pollutants are chemicals, trash, parasites, and bacteria. All types of pollution eventually end up in the water.

The contaminants in water can cause illness or be poisonous. Untreated sewage can enter drinking water sources and trigger digestive issues such as diarrhea and cholera. Chemicals that pose a risk, pesticides, and herbicides found in industrial facilities or farms, as well as from homes and golf courses may result in acute toxicity and instant death or long-term toxicities that may cause neurological issues or cancer. Numerous water contaminants are absorbed into our bodies when we drink water or food preparation. These pollutants get into the digestive tract. Then, they get to other organs within the body, causing various diseases. Chemicals can come into contact with the skin when washing clothes or by swimming in water that is polluted and could cause irritations to the skin. The harmful chemicals found in water systems may also harm the animals and plants that reside there. Some organisms can live with the chemical compounds in their bodies but then they are eaten by humans, who be ill or develop more toxic symptoms. Plants and animals could die or fail to reproduce in a healthy manner.

Causes of Water Pollution:_

  • Industries
  • Domestic Sewage
  • Urbanization
  • Poor Segregation of solid waste
  • Poor Implementation of Environmental Laws.

Effects of Water Pollution:_

  • Eutrophication
  • Human Health Problems
  • Aquatic Life
  • Disturbance in Ecosystem
  • Increase in mortality
Water Pollution

Our Part to Play!

Make use of less drinking water Fresh, clean water might seem abundant however, there’s only a small quantity available on Earth. Make use of water-saving appliances at sinks, toilets, and showers. Make short showers rather than baths. Avoid continuously running the water while you brush your teeth. Clean your clothes after you’ve finished your loads of clothes. Water the lawn or plants only when it is absolutely required.

Do not pour chemicals into the water: Use fewer chemicals and cleaners around your home. In addition, you will reduce polluting indoor and indoor air pollution, but you will also reduce the number of chemicals that enter the system of water. If necessary, use biodegradable cleaners. Do not put chemical substances or oil in the drainage system of the street.

Get your water tested for lead contamination A lot of homes are equipped with lead pipes or around the connections on pipes that carry water to their residences. Because lead can enter the water you drink and trigger health issues in children You may want to test your water. If lead is found the installation of a filter could help solve the issue.

Don’t pollute water sources in outdoor areas: Do not pour oils or other chemicals into the drainage system located on the street. A small amount of oil could cause death to many animals and plants. Avoid littering, particularly close to water. The litter could be used by animals as food and may cause harm to them. Don’t use pesticides on lawns or only use organic pesticides. Utilize less fertilizer. All of these chemicals can get into our waterways.

Drink water to eat washing, drink, and swim, among others. Make sure you use it with care. Don’t waste or pollute this precious resource.

4- Global Warming

Natural resource misuse is additionally a significant ecological concern. Petroleum product use achieves the release of nursery gasses, which causes ecological change. Nonetheless, people are taking measures to move to sustainable power sources.

Climate Change

5- Deforestation and Logging

Our forests make new oxygen and furthermore help in overseeing temperature and precipitation. As of now, forest areas cover 30% of the area, however, lush regions are being lost consistently because individuals search for homes, food, and materials. Deforestation is a colossal issue and will simply keep on deteriorating

6- Household and Industrial Waste

The overutilization of resources and the development of plastics are making an overall crisis of waste exchange. Created countries are scandalous for making a preposterous proportion of waste or garbage and unloading their loss in the oceans and, less made countries.

Solid Waste Management

7- Ozone Layer Depletion

The ozone layer is an imperceptible layer of protection all over the world that gets us from the sun’s perilous shafts. The consumption of the basic Ozone layer of the air is credited to defilement achieved by Bromide and Chlorine found in Chlorofloro carbons (CFCs). When these harmful gasses arrive at the upper pieces of the environment, they cause a hole in the ozone layer, the best of which is over the Antarctic.

Sun light

So, After knowing about all the above-mentioned adverse and lethal environmental crises we must understand that we have to do something.

There is no Planet B, and no one is gonna fix this planet for us.

We have to take responsibility. We will have to make a sustainable environment our top priority. There are some steps by which we can save the earth.

  • Try to use environmental-friendly devices.
  • Use water very carefully.
  • Avoid the use of plastic.
  • Reduce Packaging.
  • Recycle as much as possible.
  • Segregate waste properly.
  • Support Environmental-Friendly legislation.
  • Spread Awareness. (Share this post as much as you can)

We can help each other to protect our earth and save the environment from more damage. Responsibility starts with each one of us. Must think about sustainability.

Author: Engr. Husnain SultanEnvironmental Engineer. Passionate to spread awareness regarding current and future environmental crisis.An international consultant, advisor and trainer with expertise in waste management, biomass energy, waste-to-energy, environment protection and resource conservation.

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