Since the beginning of human life, folks have broadly relied on the environment for their resources. Only in the recent forty years we have learnt that these resources might not be there for long. An environmental apocalypse appears to be real because of degradation trends of deforestation, global warming and loss of bio diversity. However, these trends aren’t the only trends, deserving attention, as issues, including population growth, nonrenewable resource depletion as well as pollution are topics of concern, too. Controversy surrounds the given issues and a great number of folks are assured that that none of these trends are truly serious, and the world is simply evolving and that our planet is acting on its own. Nevertheless, an environmental apocalypse appears to be probable whether or not human beings contribute to its decline. It’s apparent that developed countries have been tackling these problems much better than less developed ones. It’s because they can afford this. Today, many of these trends are still actual. Unfortunately, environmental issues are firmly tied in with development as well as economic factors.
Undoubtedly, deforestation appears to be one of the most alarming environmental challenges. The number one reason of deforestation is the demand for land to meet the constantly surging population growth. The March 2000 Environment Science and Technology stated that the overall amount of productive land utilized per capital in developing countries is approximately 1 acre, the pressure on the flora and fauna is unbelievable, while the population growth keeps growing. That’s so sad, but human beings are becoming extremely skilled when it comes to destroying forests. For instance, a New York Times science writer, William K. Stevens told that worldwide, scientists draw attention to the fact that there has been a net loss of about 3 million square miles of forest. The given area is approximately equal to the 48 contiguous states of the USA.
Of course, some scientist might argue that the given figure appears to be somewhat exaggerated, though the vast majority of them agree that man is gradually and unstoppably destroying forests and the rate at which trees fall is only increasing. Down with the trees goes quite valuable medicinal resource, to say nothing of production resources. Then, William Stevens stressed that in addition to the value attached to life, natural ecosystems give the materials of human sustenance. It’s where crops originally came from. In terms of medicine, forests contain untapped riches.
Since the beginning of human life, folks have broadly relied on the environment for their resources. Only in the recent forty years we have learnt that these resources might not be there for long. An environmental apocalypse appears to be real because of degradation trends of deforestation, global warming and loss of bio diversity.