The total number of Arab cities that signed the Arab Charter for the Alliance of Cities for Sustaina...
The total number of Arab cities that signed the Arab Charter for the Alliance of Cities for Sustainable Development proposed by the Environment Center for Arab Cities of the Municipality of Dubai 20 Arab cities through which the deans of these cities and their representatives pledge their cooperation and alliance to achieve the goals of the Charter. And a future road map for the Arab city, including work on achieving sustainable development goals to develop cities and develop strategic directions to create a sustainable environment and human priorities.
The goals of the charter include the adoption of environmentally friendly clean technology, awareness raising and environmental education for community members as well as the development of institutional partnerships and exchange of experiences, said Hussain Al Fardan, Director of the Environment Center for Arab Towns.
The Charter also includes commitment to innovation, innovation and entrepreneurship, stimulating scientific research, promoting partnerships with educational institutions and university research, building a sound governance system for a sustainable environment and investing in building human resources.
The cities are Dubai, Cairo, Muharraq, Manama, Nouakchott, Rabat, Amman, Baghdad, Riyadh, Basra, Jerusalem, Irbid, Zarqa, Halhul, Hassayah, Karak, Amidah and Tamara.
Al-Fardan pointed out that the Arab Charter of the Alliance of Cities for Sustainable Development was adopted in the final communiqué of the General Conference of the Arab Cities Organization, the final recommendation of the adoption of the Arab Charter of the Alliance of Cities for Sustainable Development as a road map for the sustainability of Arab cities under the slogan " Participating cities recognize the importance of working towards achieving international conventions and conventions that preserve the global environment and achieve balanced sustainability in their development, economic and social well-being, and preserve the environment and natural resources for their enjoyment. For future generations of Arabs.
He explained that the Environment Center for Arab Cities has an active presence in the meetings of the Permanent Council, as well as the meetings of the General Conference and the meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Environment Center for Arab Cities
The Center presented a presentation presentation to Arab city leaders and organized a workshop entitled "The Future of Arab Cities", which reviewed the experiences of cities that applied sustainable development strategies at the Arab and international levels, which produced higher levels of community welfare and improved indicators of sustainable development at the global level.
Mohammed bin Rashid International Water Award winners honored
Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashi...
Mohammed bin Rashid International Water Award winners honored
Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, honored the winners of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Water Prize as part of its first $ 1 million program, launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai. And innovators from all over the world, to find sustainable and innovative solutions to address the problem of the scarcity of clean water in the world, using solar energy.
The award included 10 winners from eight countries: the UAE, Qatar, Canada, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain, Finland and Greece. The award was sponsored by the UAE-based Sakia Foundation under the umbrella of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Initiatives Foundation, Three main categories are "innovative projects", "innovation in research and development" and "young innovations".
The ceremony was attended by Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, Dr. Ahmed Al Bahloul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education, and a number of government departments, ambassadors, consuls, public figures, officials from the public and private sectors, universities and local and international research centers. Extensive tribute to the high performance and innovative ideas of individuals, institutions and innovators from around the world.
And Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the winners of the Innovation Award in Research and Development - National Competitions category, Khalifa University, for a dual solar water purification system, and Masdar Institute at Khalifa University for water desalination technology Below it is a complex of sunlight.
The Netherlands-based Research and Development Innovation (R & D), the Netherlands-based Applied Scientific Research Organization (Netherlands), in partnership with the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA), Qatar, announced a technology for solar water desalination based on high efficiency distillation.
In the award for innovative projects, Intelligent Water Micros from the Netherlands won the first place for a plant to produce pure drinking water using reverse osmosis using solar energy.
Dr. Martha Viver of Spain won the Young Innovations Award for a hybrid system based on photovoltaic technology and photovoltaic chemistry for water sterilization and electricity production.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sakaya Emirates, welcomed the UAE guests and pointed out that hundreds of millions of children are threatened by future water scarcity while girls around the world spend 200 million hours a day trying to get water. According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), with the United Nations warning that some 600 million children in the world will have to live in areas with serious water shortages by 2040.
"The award comes with a personality not only in the UAE, but also in the hands of His Highness to help all those in need anywhere in the world to form an important addition to the nation's humanitarian work and to support global efforts to provide clean drinking water to the needy, Through effective and sustainable solutions to the issue of clean water scarcity ».
"We commit ourselves to implementing one of the most important objectives of Mohammed Bin Rashid's initiatives to combat poverty and disease by contributing to finding lasting and rooting solutions to the world's water scarcity by conducting research and studies to develop innovative and inexpensive technical solutions to help millions of people suffering from water scarcity.
He praised the cooperation of the UAE Red Crescent Authority, whose projects exceeded the goal of Saqqia five million people, when launched.
"We were very pleased with the level of interest and the wide participation in the award and the quality of innovation provided by research centers, institutions and individuals from around the world. We received 138 entries from 43 countries and we were delighted with the youth's participation, which underscores the role of the UAE as a catalyst for innovation and incubator for innovators. .
He congratulated the 10 winners on this prestigious award, whose innovations will contribute to improving the lives of millions by providing clean drinking water.
Arab people and the ghaf go a long way back to when the Bedouins led a nomadic existence in the dese...
Arab people and the ghaf go a long way back to when the Bedouins led a nomadic existence in the desert. As the generous provider of shelter, shade, food and medicine for both man and animal, the ghaf was treated as a member of the Bedouin family, loved, cherished and highly respected.
The ghaf played an integral part in almost every aspect of the Bedouin's lifestyle. Camel camps were always located in ghaf groves for a variety of reasons. They provided shade for both man and animal in the hot summer months.
Its wood provided fuel and timber while its leaves were fodder for livestock. These leaves and pods even became a regular ingredient in the Bedouins salads. The Bedouins also enjoyed the high quality honey that the bees made from ghaf. The ghaf also often played doctor due to its numerous medicinal qualities, which are famously known to cure everything from dysentery to leucoderma.
With the large role played by the ghaf in their history, the Arab people will always have an innate love and respect for the ghaf. No one better appreciated the tree's value to Arab culture and heritage than the late president of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, a true conservationist. Besides preserving existing natural vegetation, Sheikh Zayed undertook extensive plantations, including ghaf and other native species, in both private reserves and the open desert. His Highness also banned the hunting of birds and wild animals. The time has come now for us to take action on Sheikh Zayed's love for the tree. Else the ghaf could truly become history.
As a result of all its importance, lets all be as one hand to help to conserve, protect, save it from threats that could end-up with its extinction. You can help voting to make the Ghaf tree the national tree of the UAE. You only have to visit the Ghaf website http://www.savetheghaftree.org and vote by going to the page and enter your name, and email address then confirm that you wish to register your vote to make the Ghaf tree the national tree of the UAE then submit.
Today Bangladesh faces a wide range of environmental problems. As the country is overcrowded, many e...
Today Bangladesh faces a wide range of environmental problems. As the country is overcrowded, many environmental problems are caused by demographic growth. According to researchers, “farmland soils are being damaged by overuse, rivers are being polluted by chemical pesticides and forests are being chopped down at an alarming rate” (McCrohan, 2012, p. 34). However, the most serious environmental problem is caused by climate change. Actually, climate change can worsen the situation in Bangladesh and other neighboring coastal countries. Currently, the effects of sea level rise are widely discussed in scientific literature (McGuire, 2013; Nieholls & Lowe, 2007). Researchers have found that the effects of sea level rise depend on various factors, such as land characteristics of a particular coastal zone, weather conditions, etc. In fact, there are three major factors that should be taken into consideration in the analysis of the major effects of sea level rise. These considerations include “physical impacts”, “ecosystem impacts” and “societal impacts” (McGuire, 2013, p. 45). Physical impacts involve the analysis of the physical characteristics of the coastal zone, e.g. “elevation and proximity to storm centers” (McGuire, 2013, p. 46). Ecosystem impacts involve the analysis of the range of effects of sea level rise on the most vulnerable species and habitats, living in the coastal region. Societal impacts involve the analysis of evolving effects of sea level rise which depend on both environmental changes due to climate change and the human response to these changes (McGuire, 2013). As a matter of fact, see level rise has a profound impact on any community, any nation and any country, regardless of its size and the amount of resources it has (FitzGerald et al., 2008). It becomes clear that future predictions of sea level rise are devastating, especially to coastal regions and their low lying areas (Karima & Mimura, 2008). In Bangladesh, the rise of water level due to climate change affects the poor and vulnerable to a great extent. The major goal of this paper is to discuss how sea level rise is affecting the poor and vulnerable in Bangladesh. Special attention should be paid to the major effects of the rise of water level due to climate change at the global level. In order to achieve the established goal, it is necessary to provide background information on Bangladesh and provides a comprehensive analysis of the major impacts of climate change-induced sea level rise on the poor and vulnerable in the coastal zone of Bangladesh.
Some Effects of the Rise of Water Level due to Climate Change
Globally, the rise of sea level is not a new phenomenon. According to John Hay and Nobuo Mimura (2004), “sea level has been rising for more than the last one hundred years, and is expected to do so into the foreseeable future, and at accelerating rate” (p. 717). Undoubtedly, the impact of the increased sea level rise will be felt in various areas (McGuire, 2013). The rise of water level due to climate change is a serious environmental problem, especially in low lying coastal areas, which are considered to be the most vulnerable areas climate change. According to researchers, low lying coastal areas suffer not only from the rise of sea level, but also from flooding caused by severe storm surges (Climate Changes the Water Rules, 2003). Today Bangladesh, Egypt and the Netherlands are the most vulnerable areas because “sea level rise will significantly increase the frequency of extreme surge events in the countries with low deltaic plains” (Climate Changes the Water Rules, 2003, p. 53). Climate change, which leads to the increase in current rates of sea level rise in many low lying coastal and intertidal areas, affects the organisms that depend on these areas. The major part of organisms includes “shorebirds that rely on these sites for feeding habitat during their migrations and in winter” (Galbraith et al., 2002, p. 173). In other words, sea level rise will have potential impact on habitats. The quality of habitats, their extent will change due to the effects of sea level rise, including erosion, the loss of wetland of coastal zones, as well as considerable shifts in salinity gradients (Cahoon et al., 2009).
The rise of sea level will reflect not only natural, but also socio-economic factors, which affect risk level (Nieholls & Lowe, 2007). Researchers state that the rise of sea level is an issue of public concern because of the “high concentration of natural and socio-economic values in the coastal zone” (Nieholls & Lowe, 2007, p. 195). In most cases, the coastal areas are the major site of human habitation as well as the major zone of economic activity. Besides, coastal areas are important in terms of ecological system functioning and earth system functioning (Nieholls & Lowe, 2007). According to recent research, there are several factors that have an enormous impact on change in sea level at any coastal zone, connected with climate change. These factors include:
At the global level, sea level rise due to the considerable increase in the volume of ocean water. Researchers argue that during the 21-st century sea level rise can be caused by “the thermal expansion of the ocean as it warms, and the melting of small ice caps due to human induced global warming (Nieholls & Lowe, 2007, p. 196).
At regional level, oceanic changes and meteorological change may cause certain deviations from the global sea level rise to considerable thermal expansion (Nieholls & Lowe, 2007).
Vertical land movement caused by various processes, including geological changes, human-induced activity (Nieholls & Lowe, 2007).
In general, rising sea level over the next decade may have a wide range of effects on coastal zones, including erosion and inundation that lead to the loss of shoreline, the increasing amount of storms that lead to flooding, as well as the intrusion of salt sea water into the coastal aquifers that provide fresh water (Leung & Meggitt, 2012; Nieholls & Lowe, 2007). Researchers argue that “the sensitivity of a coastal region to sea level rise depends both on the physical aspects (shape and composition) of a coastal landscape and its ecological setting” (Cahoon et al., 2009, p. 9). In other words, the effects of sea level rise on natural environment of coastal zones will be profound. Today researchers fail to make long term projections of the effects of coastal change because of various factors that are different in different regions (Leung & Meggitt, 2012; Sarwar, 2005). Donald R. Cahoon and colleagues (2009) state that “given the large potential impacts to human and natural environments, there is a need to improve our ability to conduct long-term projections”(p. 9).
Bangladesh: background information
Bangladesh is a small South Asian country, but one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Bangladesh is located in East India, South Asia. The neighboring countries are Nepal, India, Bhutan and Myanmar. The total size of the country is 143,998 km2. The population of Bangladesh is over 142 million people based on the 2011 survey findings (Leung & Meggitt, 2012, p. 2). The density of population is 962, 42 per km2. The geographical location of Bangladesh affects its environment and economy because of drought impact (Sarwar, G. M. 2005). The severity of drought in this country is different in different parts. Northwestern and Southwestern parts face moderate drought impacts, while the most drought-prone region is Northwestern part (Leung & Meggitt, 2012).
Climate conditions are different in different parts of Bangladesh. According to the prediction of researchers, there will be “an average temperature increase in Bangladesh due to climate change of 1.00C by 2030 and 1.40C by 2050”(Shaw et al., 2013, p. 232). Undoubtedly, drought prone areas will experience water stress conditions and considerable decline in agricultural production (Shaw et al., 2013; Leung & Meggitt, 2012). The climate of the country is characterized by hot weather, heavy rains and considerable humidity due to seasonal variations in weather conditions. It has been found that “more than 80% of the annual precipitation of the country occurs during the southwestern summer monsoons , from June through September” (Thomas et al., 2013, p. 1).
The major rivers are Teesta, Atrai, Karatoya, Bangali, the Jumana River and the Ganges River, as well as many other minor rivers. Besides, there are many ponds and canals in Bangladesh that are connected to the major and minor rivers during the monsoon season (Shaw et al., 2013). Researchers have found that “due to the consequences of climate change as well as drought, the water bodies in these areas are going dry, river beds are filled in with sand, and water flow in the river is decreasing” (Shaw et al., 2013, p. 234). As a result, dry season in Bangladesh leads to negative changes in water system as practically everywhere in the region there is no surface water. The groundwater remains the only source of irritation, as well as agricultural, industrial and domestic usage (Shaw et al., 2013).
In general, Bangladesh as a tropical low lying country has always faced a wide range of environmental challenges and natural disasters, including “flood, cyclone, tidal surge, river bank erosion and earthquake” (Soroar & Routray, 2012, p. 577). Climate change affects sea level rise in Bangladesh as well.
Azerbaijan is a land of ancient traditions and rich history, a place that sits at the crossroad betw...
Azerbaijan is a land of ancient traditions and rich history, a place that sits at the crossroad between East and West, where Eastern wisdom and Western progress meet, said vice president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, founder of the International Dialogue Initiative for Protection of Environment (IDEA), Leyla Aliyeva.
She made the remarks during the round table on “Sustainable Development and Ecological Civilization” held as part of the fifth Baku International Humanitarian Forum.
“In the days gone by, Azerbaijan was a major center on the historic Silk Route.
This had a major impact on our culture, making Azerbaijan a country that at its heart believes in tolerance, new ideas and dialogue,” added Aliyeva.
“This unique geographic position of Azerbaijan also had an impact on our landscapes,” she said. “Our country is a place of wonderful snowcapped mountains, sharp cliffs, rivers, deep forests, meadows, and lowlands.”
“In fact, it is believed that we have 9 out of 11 climate zones in Azerbaijan, giving us a very rich biodiversity which I hope you will able to see during your stay in our country,” noted Aliyeva.
“Please allow me to speak today as a representative of civil society, on behalf of youth and passionate environmental activists,” she said.
“We all know that governments carry out the primary responsibility for the protection of environment, but without active civil engagement, especially youth, it is impossible to ensure sustainable development,” said Aliyeva.
“Therefore, in 2011, we have launched IDEA – the international campaign for dialogue and environmental action. Our intention was to educate and invite youth not only in Azerbaijan, but also around the world to protect the nature. Our slogan speaks for itself ‘One Earth and future’,” she said.
“We try to carry out all our projects in a creative, artistic and optimistic way,” said Aliyeva.
“Over the past five years, we have achieved many positive results such as planting more than 5 million trees, protecting the endangered species, organizing lectures, classes and exhibitions to raise the awareness,” she added.
Further, Aliyeva pointed out that the roundtable “Sustainable development and ecological civilization” addresses an emerging and very important issue to the whole international community.
“We all know that ecology and civilizations are two contradictory terms as civilizations have been undermining the global ecology for thousands of years,” she said. “As a result, today we are in a situation when the survival of the whole planet is under the threat.”
“However, emergence of “ecological civilization” concept demonstrates that more people are aware of this situation and are willing to act in order to protect our environment,” Aliyeva noted.
“Regardless of our race, religion, traditions and beliefs, we all live on the same planet and have common future – environmental problems have no borders,” she said. “They threaten all the countries, and only working together and supporting each other, we can achieve positive results.”
Aliyeva said that unfortunately, today, in a lot of cases, mankind not only neglects the nature, but also intentionally destroys it.
“Our planet is in great danger and the time is working against us. The survival of many species and whole ecosystem are under the threat,” she added.
“Our losses are now counted not by years, but minutes. As we speak here, every 15 minutes an elephant dies at the hands of poachers and as many as 11,000 sharks are killed by humans every hour,” said Aliyeva.
She pointed out that over 50 percent of world’s biodiversity is gone.
“Bit by bit, we are approaching time when all our species become extinct, all forest and green life disappears,” said Leyla Aliyeva. “This is why, I believe that although it is very important to carry out discussions and debates, now it is the time to act, take strong decisions and actions!”
“Of course, we can only achieve success by remaining optimistic and not losing hope,” she added.
Leyla Aliyeva noted that last year, the international community made a historic breakthrough and finally agreed to stand together, hand-in-hand against the environmental degradation.
“I was fortunate to personally engage in the negotiation process and witness the birth of the Paris agreement,” she added.
Apart from these, the international community recorded massive tangible achievements in conservation and sustainable development - enlargement of protected areas all around the world, decrease of poaching and illegal trade of animals, switch to eco-friendly technologies, enhancement of renewable energy, promotion of recycling and many more, according to Aliyeva.
“I am very happy about the recent news that due to enormous efforts of our fellow environmentalists, the panda population has increased and it is not “endangered” anymore,” she added.
“In Azerbaijan, we have achieved similar success with regard to gazelles. It was five years ago that we launched a conservation project to protect and increase the population of gazelles. At that time, we only had few hundreds of them. After years of hard work, their numbers have increased to 6,000,” said Leyla Aliyeva.
“Now, we are working hard on a project to protect the highly endangered Caucasian leopard and Caspian sturgeon,” she added.
“Allow me now to make a few remarks in my capacity as the goodwill ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,” said Aliyeva.
“FAO is striving to make our generation, the Zero Hunger Generation, however still today 125 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance,” she said.
“Moreover, 93 percent of people living in extreme poverty are in countries that are either fragile or vulnerable to environmental risks,” said Aliyeva. “This is not only a humanitarian crisis; it is also a crisis of development. It cannot be solved by humanitarian action alone, but through a comprehensive and coherent approach.”
She noted that FAO supports member countries in prioritizing their national goals and targets in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030.
In this context, FAO’s ultimate goal is to maintain investment and engagement at all levels, in supporting sustainable agricultural development and livelihoods, contributing to economic growth and helping to underpin stable, peaceful and inclusive societies, according to Leyla Aliyeva.
“We must work together, and try hard to ensure a world where no child dies from hunger, malnutrition, environmental impact or lack of water, a world without inequalities and discrimination, and a world where all amazing creatures of nature have the chance to survive and flourish,” she added.
“Only together, hand in hand, we can achieve these goals and make the world a better place to live,” said Leyla Aliyeva.
“Once again, welcome to Baku and I wish every success to all of you,” she added.
“Once again I would like to thank all of you for your time and your attention. Our organization is always open to new ideas, projects and challenges. I believe that each one of us can make difference in protecting our planet, but working together with positive attitude, hope and believe can and will save our planet. I wish you all a great stay, lots of love, health and happiness,” said Aliyeva.
More than 200 whales stranded on a remote beach in New Zealand on Saturday have refloated themselves...
More than 200 whales stranded on a remote beach in New Zealand on Saturday have refloated themselves and returned to sea.
But conservation officials have warned that they could still turn back to the beach at Farewell Spit, South Island.
Earlier, volunteers managed to refloat some 100 of the more than 400 pilot whales which beached on Thursday.
However a human chain, with volunteers wading neck-deep into the water, failed to prevent a fresh pod making landfall.
"The 240-odd whales that had stranded between Puponga and Pakawau late on Saturday have mostly refloated themselves on last night's high tide and are milling around in shallow water," conservation spokesman Herb Christophers said.
Seventeen of the group which remained stranded were refloated by rescuers and volunteers who were working on the spit.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (August 11, 2015): In a bid to increase environmental awareness and prop...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (August 11, 2015): In a bid to increase environmental awareness and proper knowledge among students, Academia Management Solutions International (AMSI), a leading academic solutions provider which manages both International School of Arts and Sciences (ISAS) and Al Mawakeb Schools, has introduced several environmental education initiatives as part of its curriculum.
“Environmental education is important for today's young generation to understand the importance of saving our natural resources. At AMSI, we are dedicated to continuously instilling a sense of environmental responsibility and consciousness among our students, encouraging them to become ‘eco-fighters' and shaping them into young leaders who want to make a difference,” says Adonis Nasr, CEO of AMSI.
AMSI imparts environmental education to students on a continuous basis through various activities and campaigns such as eco-friendly clubs, environment based competitions and recycling drives on school campuses. To raise awareness about the importance of preservation and protection of marine life, AMSI students recently participated in a marine environment initiative which involved releasing fish fingerlings in the Palm Deira reserve. In order to reduce food and container wastage across schools, AMSI has also introduced and implemented the concept of pre-ordering food from a set menu from the cafeteria. Through the pre-order option, parents can select their child's meal, which is served in recycled containers, and help reduce wastage.
“We, at AMSI, believe that our actions should resonate louder than our words. And we inspire our students to reconnect with Earth and nature. We are committed to educate our students about conversation and protection of natural resources and to share the responsibility of affecting change. After all, they are also liable when it comes to sustaining life for the generations to come,” adds Nasr.
Adonis Nasr is one of the founding members and a board member of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED), which is a non-profit, non-government organisation that helps address environmental issues in the Arab world. As part of their continued commitment to the environment, AMSI students are active participants of the Arab Forum for Environment Development (AFED) conference, which is held annually.
The Ministry of Labour has declared that the Eid Al Fitr holiday, as an official paid holiday for al...
The Ministry of Labour has declared that the Eid Al Fitr holiday, as an official paid holiday for all private sector employees in the UAE, will be on the first and second days of Shawwal.
This came in a Ministerial Circular issued by the Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, pursuant to the provisions of Article 74 of Federal Law No. 08 for the year 1980 regarding the regulation of labour relations, as amended, which determines the holiday of the private sector as the first and second day of the month of Shawwal.
On the occasion, Mr. Ghobash congratulated the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates.
Ghobash also congratulated the people of the UAE and residents on the occasion, wishing the country further progress and prosperity, and more pride and glory for Arab and Islamic nations.
Water pollution is second most dangerous factor that is causing of environmental problems not only f...
Water pollution is second most dangerous factor that is causing of environmental problems not only for Pakistan but also for other countries. Water is need of every living thing on the earth in other words it is not possible to live without water. Most of Pakistani people are compel to drink the polluted water and this water is causing deaths of people and causes seriously dangerous diseases. The sewerage system in Pakistan is substandard due to this the sewerage water is mixed with drinking and people drink this water so you can imagine how it will be harmful for human body?
The scientists on Tuesday is likely to back down global warming in the next year of 2016 when got a...
The scientists on Tuesday is likely to back down global warming in the next year of 2016 when got a record level of global warming caused by human activity on the support of the natural phenomenon of El Niño in the Pacific Ocean.
The world faces many problems every day. This is a normal part of life. Wars, famine, debt, deaths e...
The world faces many problems every day. This is a normal part of life. Wars, famine, debt, deaths etc. keep the world on its toes. Then there are environmental problems that can be added into the equation too. Environmental problems are problems that occur in the environment. For example, climate changes and natural disasters are problems we face constantly. This essay is about some of the current environmental problems facing the world today.
One of the greatest problems we face in the world today is pollution. This is pollution of the air, water and soil. It takes millions of years to make this right. The number one pollutants are industry and motor vehicle exhaust. In addition, nitrates, heavy metals and plastic are other toxins that cause pollution. Air pollution is caused by the gases and toxins that are released by industries and factories. Then, there is water pollution. Water pollution is the polluting of water through oil spills, urban runoff, acid rain etc. Soil pollution occurs when industrial waste is added into the soil that takes away its essential nutrients.
Another grave environmental problem facing the world today is global warming. This is caused by emission of greenhouse gases. Global warming increases atmospheric temperatures in the ocean and the surface of the earth and this causes the melting of the polar ice caps. This melting causes the sea levels to rise and the occurrence of unusual weather patterns that cause flash floods and excessive snowing.
Overpopulation is another environmental problem facing the world today. The increase in the population leads to food and water shortages. It also leads to the shortages of natural resources. Developing countries have already surpassed the population limits, which leads to the scarcity of many resources. This leads to various methods that try to increase agriculture, which, in turn, damage the environment more. For example, the more fertilizer and pesticides added to produce more food damages the environment exponentially. This is a crucial environmental problem that has to be addressed as soon as possible.
With overpopulation, comes the depletion of natural resources. For example, the consumption of fossil fuels adds to the problem of greenhouse gases which contributes to global warming. Although many people are turning towards solar and electric power, it is still in its initial stages and needs more attention. The depletion of natural resources is a lifetime problem. Once it is gone, there is no getting it back.
With all this, comes the problem of waste disposal. The world, currently, is facing a major problem about how to dispose waste produced by the population. Many developed countries are known to produce plastics and other harmful products for the population and then dumping all this waste in the ocean simply to get rid of it which harms the ecosystem of the oceans. The waste disposal of nuclear products is another grave environmental problem the world is facing today. This threatens the well-being of humans and is a problem that needs urgent attention.
There are many environmental problems facing the world today. It does not require close attention to realize that these environmental problems are caused by humans. However, as placing the blame does not solve the problem, it is imperative that countries need to do their part in coming up with a solution on how to solve these environmental problems.
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