ENVIRONMENT ISSUES TODAY
There are considerable environmental issues that require urgent attention to make the ecology friendly. Climate change is changing our economy, health and communities in diverse ways. Scientists warn that if we do not aggressively curb climate change now, the results will likely be disastrous. Carbon dioxide and other global warming pollutants are collecting in the atmosphere like a thickening blanket, trapping the sun's heat and causing the planet to warm up. In addition to impacting our water resources, energy supply, transportation, agriculture, and ecosystems, the United States Global Change Research Program concludes that climate change also poses unique challenges to human health, such as:
Significant increases in the risk of illness and death related to extreme heat and heat waves are very likely. -
Some diseases transmitted by food, water, and insects are likely to increase. -
Certain groups, including children, the elderly, and the poor, are most vulnerable to a range of climate-related health effects. -
These impacts will result in significant costs to our families and the economy.
This has been considered as the major pressing environmental issue. Climate has changed and it is by human activities through the production of green house gases such as methane and carbon dioxide. Global warming is necessitated by the ability of our eco system to respond to climate change due to compromised environment. Global warming has the effect of melting polar icecaps, displacing people from tropical and coastal islands and can ultimately threaten the survival of human race. Clean and Renewable energy
This is second only to climate change. The human race is faced with the environmental problem of cleaning up or replacing the burning of fossil fuels that enhanced industrial revolution during 18th century. Unless a clean and renewable energy is found as an alternative, our planet risks being turned into an...
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