Reflective Essay Name Institution I have come to appreciate the efforts of people who are pro-environment who despite all odds fight for the preservation of the environment. Living in urban spaces has exposed me to an array of environmental degradation such as air land and water pollution. To my knowledge this pollution has caused a considerable degree of damage for living and non-living things thereby hampering ecological balance. It is important for the continuity of all life that people observe their actions by considering the implications they might have on the ecosystem. Rapid urbanization has brought about mixed fortunes because on one hand people can easily access social amenities but on the contrary it has a downturn effect especially on the bio-system because such urbanization is dependent on the exploitation of raw materials or natural resources. In fact there are over 400 cities with populations exceeding the millionth mark on the earth’s raw materials. This exploitation has dealt a huge blow on other living creatures’ ecosystems and even people are now suffering from various negative effects such as air and soil depletion. In effect everyone is called upon and especially those in urban spaces to work towards creating and or developing sustainable environments for other creatures. References Cui L. & Shi J. (2012). Urbanization and its environmental effects in Shangai China. Urban Climate 2 1-15. Retrieved from http://v2.iufn.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Cui-2012-Urbanization-and-its-environmental-effects-in-Shanghai.pdf Hofmesiter E. Rogall G.M. Wesenberg Abbott R. Work T. Schumer K. Sleeman J. & Winton J. (2012). Climate change and wildlife health: direct and indirect effects. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved from https://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/publications/fact_sheets/pdfs/Climate_Change_and_Wildlife_Health.pdf Hunter P. (2007). The human impact on biological diversity. European Molecular Biology Organization 8(4). Uttara S. Bhuvandas N. & Aggarwal V. (2012). Impacts of urbanization. International Journal of Research in Engineering & Applied Sciences 2(2). Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265216682_Impacts_of_urbanisation_on_environment [...]
- Has to be done in APA style Format, single spaced. - 1.5 to 2 pages maximum. -ALL criteria in the attached Rubric must be covered -Reflective essay is based on the attached article, read carefully and thoroughly. - Deadline is 04/04/2017 12:00 noon.