Emerging Environmental Issues: Legislative and Judicial Approach SUB-THEME
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION: AN AWARENESS TO THE SOCIETY
ABHISHEK RANJAN AND MD DILAWAR KHAN
The etymological term "environment" does not only only consists of place and surroundings which shape the human individual but it also has varied ranges of flora and fauna as well as several biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem in its fold .The word "scope" means coverage , end aimed at purpose , intention, outlook, purview and sphere of observation. For scope of environment sky is its limit and ocean is its depth. As cited in Rig Veda "sky is like father earth is like mother, and all creatures that live in between constitutes a family . Any disturbance to any one of them will disturb the entire system". Importance of environment in human life:-
There is an inescapable link between the human existence and the environment whether it's is biological, physical or social it doesn't matter . It is inevitable and its importance can't be denied. The variety of life on earth it's biological diversity is commonly referred to as biodiversity. It consists of species of plants, microorganisms, animals, the enormous diversity of these genes in these species, the different ecosystem on the planet such as deserts, rainforests and coral reefs are all part of a biologically diverse earth. All living creatures on this earth depends upon nature and its resources for their existence. We depends upon plants for our food, medicinal purposes life for us won't be feasible without water. We cannot breathe fresh air without plants. This human race could not have developed up to this stage from the time of Adam and Eves without using the natural resources and converting it into their things of use . Factors responsible for Environmental Degradation:-
"When the last tree is cut and the last fish killed, the last river poisoned, then you can't eat...