To be very specific, the environment is everything that is around us. This is something we all are familiar with. It’s everything that makes up our surroundings and affects our ability to live on earth- the air we breathe, the water we drink, the plants and animals around us, and much more.
Through the recent years, there have been many attempts to increase awareness amongst people about the nature of the impact we have on our environment in everything we do. From the deepest oceans to the highest mountains, we have left a very negative imprint. Degrading all that already exists and still expecting all the comfort is just one out of our endless expectations. We are probably at a point where we know the outcome of our actions and yet somehow manage to convince ourselves to remain casual. We do not bother about the piles of dirt we are adding to the plant but surely bother when it affects us as individuals adversely.
We are conditioned to not care about nature even though ironically, we all grew up reading about conserving it.
There are six pollutants in the air we breathe: carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, particles, and sulfur dioxide. These pollutants if discharged excessively into the air have three unwanted effects. Firstly, they demean the natural system that supports the life of human, animals, and plants. Secondly, they negatively impact the health of human, animals, and plants and also the internal working of the non-living things in our environment. Thirdly, they create vexatious tastes, sights, and smells.
Also, humans have decided to shift the blame on nature for all the unpleasant things happening in our environment. We are surely unaware of some of the rarest facts that are degrading our environment.
Though much is being done to control and monitor the damage done to the environment. Pressures on the environment will continue to increase. It is important to regulate the rates at which countries are polluting the environment.