Friday, July 25, 2014

Importance of Environmental Studies

Environment studies enlighten us, about the importance of protection and conservation of our indiscriminate release of pollution into the environment. Environmental issues have grown in size and complexity
day by day, threatening the survival of mankind on earth. We study about these issues besides suggesting effective solutions to these problems.

Environment Issues Being of International Importance
It has been recognized that environment issues like global warming, ozone depletion, acid rain, marine pollution and biodiversity are not merely national issues but are global issues and hence must be tackled with international efforts and cooperation.

Problems Cropped in The Wake of Development
Development, in its wake gave birth to Urbanization, Industrial Growth, Transportation Systems, Agriculture and Housing etc. When the West developed, it ignored of the environmental impact of its activities. Such a path is neither practicable nor desirable.

Increase in Pollution
World census reflects that one in every seven persons in this planet lives in India. With 16 per cent of the world's population and only 2.4 per cent of its land area, there is a heavy pressure on the natural resources including land. Agricultural experts have recognized soils health problems like deficiency of micronutrients and organic matter, soil salinity and damage of soil structure.

 Need for An Alternative Solution
It is essential, for developing countries to find alternative paths. A goal needs to be developed as described below:

  • A goal, which ultimately is the true goal of development an environmentally sound and sustainable development.
  • A goal common to all citizens of our earth.
  • A goal to prevent the developing world from the over-consuming wasteful activities of the “developed” world.

Need To Save Humanity From Extinction
It is necessary for us to save the humanity from extinction. Consequent to our activities constricting the environment and depleting the biosphere, in the name of development.

Need For Wise Planning of Development
Our survival and sustenance depend. Resources withdraw, processing and use of the product have all to by synchronize with the ecological cycles in any plan of development. Our actions should be planned ecologically for the sustenance of the environment and development.