Save the environment and save life
The environment entails anything and everything that surrounds an entity, man included. It includes flora and fauna, water bodies and everything in them, the air, the soil and everything in it. The saying “Save the environment and save life” is vital and rings in every individual’s mind in the today’s world. Most people have embraced the green way and seek to protect nature and prevent the environment from toxic effects that are due to human beings’ daily activities. With the current ecological imbalance and pollution, the environmental situation is highly threatened thus the need to save it. Environmentalists are seeking new methodologies of protecting the environment and thus it has become every individual’s priority to protect the environment and life.
The most threatening challenges relating to the environment is the contamination of air and water bodies, unpredictable weather changes and the depletion of the ozone layer. In short, global pollution. The alteration of temperatures worldwide is a clear indication that individuals need to preserve the environment. Carbon dioxide is the primary cause of the changes in the global temperature and thus lessening its flow would save not only the environment but also human life.
Man has over time, continued proving that he cannot competently manage the environment in which he lives in. Environmental destruction and degradation has been systematic and consistent. Human beings have been destroying forests and vegetation cover for the sake of settlement and farming. Rivers too, have been diverted for these purposes. Oceans, lakes and seas on the other hand, have been directly or indirectly polluted by effluents dumped in rivers or directly to these water bodies. Industries have continued emitting toxic gases into the atmosphere, such as sulphur dioxide and carbon compounds. Trees have been cur for the purposes of charcoal production as well as timber for construction. In the process, forest cover has slowly but surely been depleted.
The ozone layer is a vital component of the environment and shields people from being destructed by the ultra violet beams. However, human activities have resulted in a continuous exhaustion of the ozone layer due to the increasing levels of chlorofluorocarbons and carbon compounds. Depletion of the ozone layer simply means that the layer protecting the planet from the harmful rays of the sun, is slowly diminishing, resulting in increased exposure to these rays. As it can be seen, failure to conserve the environment is like an indirect death sentence for all forms of life on the planet. Every organism, including man, would be extinct within a few centuries, if the environment isn’t conserved.
A lot needs to be done therefore, to conserve the environment. It calls for a combined effort from everyone, be it that old man in the village or those smart executives in these corporations. Practices such as charcoal burning need to be discouraged completely, to save trees, and to a larger extent, forests from destruction. Forests and other natural vegetation need to be gazzetted and protected. There needs to be more efforts on afforestation as well as reforestation, to increase tree cover. More stringent rules need to be passed against companies that pollute the environment excessively.
The use of aerosols in farming as well as households also needs to be controlled and reduced, since they contribute greatly, to the CFCs in the atmosphere. Human beings are also urged to avoid air contamination by eradicating practices like smoking, increasing the use of private transport and the use of cooling and aeration systems. Water and air are vital components of a quality human life, and thus people should avoid contaminating them. Saving the environment, therefore, saves lives on earth.