Over the last century, the environment has been greatly compromised. Everyone is aware of rising heat, deforestation, pollution but only a few people take it as a serious matter. Efforts of Government or non-government organizations only will be fruitful when masses get to understand and become aware. Necessities always seem to be overshadowed by the desires of humans. People are getting used to luxurious life and destroying the earth’s beauty recklessly. Limitless human needs and activities have polluted our earth, water, air, and many other natural resources.
From desert to mountains, natural resources are getting combusted. It seems humans have forgotten; his existence also depends upon nature. A human can live a healthy life only in a healthy environment.
“Environment is everyone’s responsibility and no one carries any right to destroy it!”
The environment is affected by biotic and abiotic factors such as temperature, humidity, and organisms like human activity. Some other factors that affect the environment are the following:
Deforestation and harvesting can cause climate change, soil erosion, fewer crops, flooding and a host of problems for indigenous people. The loss of animal and plant species due to their loss of habitat is also a greater problem. Less water in the air gets returned to the soil because of deforestation. In turn, as it’s a consequence the crops are unable to grow and turn the fertilized soil into dryer soil.
It is rightly said that only humans are responsible for environmental pollution. The foremost increasing problem is the population that directly affecting our environment. As the world’s population booms, our natural resources decrease. Every vital element of our environment such as water, air, tree, the forest is being affected by the population. We are putting our own lives into danger by destroying our natural resources. An increased population resulting in severely damaged ecosystems.
Greenhouse gases like CO2, trap the heat from the sun that increases the temperature of the earth. As it’s a consequence, the ice has started melting in the Polar Regions and resulted in a greater change in the climate. And CO2 not only affecting the marine lives but are also disrupting the photosynthesis process of plants. And because of greenhouse gases, the water levels are rising and putting millions of lives in danger.
Pollution has a negative effect on natural elements that are an absolute need for life to exist on earth. Water pollution, air pollution, soil pollution, and noise pollution is currently the biggest challenge facing the world today. Daily gallons of untreated stormwater, industrial waste, and untreated sewage are being discharged.
Rivers and lakes are too polluted for fishing, swimming, and aquatic life. The burning of fossil fuels for transportation and electricity products are the biggest sources of air pollution. Soil pollution occurs when humans apply chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides to the soil, dispose of waste improperly exploit minerals. Noise pollution is caused by household sources, social events and industrial activities, and transportation.
Open waste pollutes not only our environment but also our surroundings. Everyone is aware of the bad effect of the waste but does not take immediate steps to save their living area and throw wastage on roads, streets and in water openly. Wastage pollutes our land area as well as our air and vast sea-level area. Wastage produces a huge amount of toxic chemicals and that chemical fall a harmful effect on our sea living species and it has become difficult to breathe in the open air.
Not all types of rain are a good thing. Acid rain is one type of rain that is harmful to our environment. When Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides are released into the environment and mixed with water, oxygen, and other chemicals, they create acidic compounds, such as sulfuric acid and nitric acid, it results in forming the acid rain. Acid rain negatively affects humans and other living beings.
Where on one hand, Science is doing wonders to bring more comfort in life, on the other hand, Environment is being affected in many ways like increasing pollution, poisonous air, depletion of energy resources and adverse weather conditions and so on.
What Remedies can be opted to Protect the Environment?
Seeing the bad situation of the environment, it’s very to make people aware to protect our environment. Here are some of the solutions that can bring a considerable impact on environment protection:
Tree Plantation is such a solution that can solve lots of problems regarding the environment. Trees encounter global warming by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen, retain water, reduce soil erosion and cool overheated urban areas.
Here are some notable organizations which are trying to build environmental awareness across India and making a difference through tree plantations.
- Green Yatra
- Dera Sacha Sauda
- Project Green Hands
- Sankalp Taru
- Say Trees
Cleanse the Surroundings
Promoting cleanliness and hygiene reduces pollution, protects unique ecosystems and conserves resources, such as water, land, and air. Cleanliness Campaigns also ensures the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems upon which human life and all other life on Earth depends.
To protect Environment, The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is the most significant cleanliness campaign by the Government of India.
And, to date, 32 successful cleanliness campaigns have been completed by Dera Sacha Sauda.
Bye Bye Ethene
Giving up the practice of using plastic keeps the environment clean. Because Plastic not only pollute our land but also water and spread incurable diseases. Most plastics last forever. By using an alternative method we can protect our environment.
Unhygienic water also gives birth to many environmental problems. Discharge of domestic and industrial effluent wastes, leakage from water tanks, marine dumping and radioactive waste should be banned. Here are some NGOs spreading awareness all around to protect water are Clean Water Fund, Global Water Challenge, Dera Sacha Sauda, Global Water Leaders, PepsiCo.
These solutions leave a great impact on the protection of the environment. If every individual takes a pledge to implement each of these remedies at least once every month then it would be an appreciable step to save the earth.
It’s the Right Time to do the Best for Our Planet! Let’s all Come Forward and Protect It Thoroughly!