Environmental Issues and Solutions

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Janine Marie Gregori BSIT-3

Environmental Issues and Solutions

2012, the year where the earth will finally face its death as predicted. Along with all the things on it, living not everything will vanish in the surface of the planet. At this time it won’t be impossible, we can already feel the wrath of Mother Nature. Due to man’s excessive abuse of the environment, we are now experiencing high magnitude earthquakes, tsunamis, great floods, devastating typhoons, crazy weathers and many more. Unusual phenomenon before but normal events today. This is just the start, we may encounter worst. Millions of lives were lost, billions of properties were destroyed and trillions of people were greatly affected. Will we sit down and wait for the end of everything? Or will we start to care for our environment and see a brighter tomorrow?

The most common environmental issues today here in the Philippines is illegal logging and lack of waste management system. Last 3 years up to December of 2011, many regions sunk, affecting millions of Filipinos. Environmentalist says that it’s because of the non-stop cutting of trees that made the situation worst. Due to illegal logging, there are no longer trees to stop the water from mountains giving way to the water to go down directly to the towns and provinces. The floods today are beyond extraordinary not like years ago, it destroys everything that may come in its way. Due to lack of waste management system many people suffers from diseases that comes from waste in the environment. People throw their garbage in the rivers, canals and everywhere. Some, they burn their plastic garbage and other non- biodegradable waste that causes our ozone layer thin that results in global warming. We, humans are not the only victims of our fault but most of all the wild lives living in the forest; we are not only putting them in great danger but also in extinction.

We could still stop the earth’s death. Let us hand and hand plant...
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