Phoenix Bio/101 Week 5 Environmental Issue Power Point
The human activities that I have been involved in has had an impact both on my community as well as the biosphere. This is reflected by a number of issues, such a climate change, pollution and deforestation. Over-exploitation of the natural resources, combined with non-sustainable practices that have negative impacts on the environment are at their root. Burning fossil fuels, for example leads to an increase in the amount of greenhouse gasses that are released into the atmosphere. This contributes towards global heating over time.
Additionally, disposal of chemicals from industries/agriculture into rivers/lakes can lead contamination hence why it’s important ensure all relevant waste is disposed correctly moving forward. In addition, soil erosion has caused habitat destruction and wiped out many species. This further complicates the challenges facing planet Earth today because of its inability to support life forms effectively.
Human activities have a major role to play in the current challenges we face. By understanding their contribution, one can prevent these issues and also find solutions for all involved parties.