Most of us reckon disasters by their impact on human lives. However, we don’t usually consider the disasters that affect nature and not us. Nevertheless, many disasters like wildfires and volcanic eruptions have more impact on nature than the environment. In fact, if we compare the impact of the wildfires on the flora and fauna, these might easily outweigh that done by earthquakes and Tsunamis. We underrate their impact so much because we become conscious of only the worst wildfires. However, if we consider even the minor ones then they might be more frequent than any other natural disaster.
In the regions experiencing high rainfall, floods are extremely common. They are much more common when you compare them to other massive natural disasters like earthquakes. However, they are also easy to predict. That is why, if tackled systematically, they don’t usually result in that many losses of lives. On the other hand, they lead to an immense loss of property, which is especially more significant in rural areas. Moreover, because of floods, people have to face severe inconvenience for a very long duration. Therefore, it isn’t just enough to have flood-proof houses, in addition, you should also learn how to create flood shelter for your village, just in case the situation takes a bad turn.
Did you know that at present we are generating about a million ton of plastic waste every year? Furthermore, that’s not the whole picture. The worst part of it is that we would be able to recycle only 4% of it. This would add to the millions of tonnes of plastic waste from the years before it, and together they would stay on this planet literally forever. Moreover, it wouldn’t stay their quietly either. It would keep on occupying space and affect flora and fauna around it. This and some other similar waste are destroying the environment.
Did you know that there is even something like a green investment? Just like you invest in share markets, you can also invest in the sustainable market. It is necessary because most of the capitalistic companies we generally invest in are profitability driven. It is rarely the case that such a company pays more than a little attention to the world around it. However, if you are investing in such a company, then indirectly you are also promoting their agenda. Therefore, you need a green way out, which is more than just investing in green stocks. There is also something like Environmental Impact Bonds.
Did you know that just the Americans generate 254 million tonnes of trash each year while recycling only one-third of it? Moreover, a large part of this trash consists of stuff like plastic that literally stays there forever. With millions of tonnes of it piling each year, we are quickly running out of places where to dispose of this waste. Furthermore, even some of the places where we have already disposed it are creating environmental problems. We need to take care of that too. Projects like The Ocean Cleanup project are focusing their efforts on dealing with this very problem.
When it comes to the most dangerous animal on planet earth, humans rank undisputedly at number one. Even when we combine the damage that all other animal species do to the environment and to humans, it is still no match to what the humans do. However, there were a few particular environmental disasters with which humans took this damage to a yet another level. These are the worst man-made environmental disasters. Because of these disasters that the planet earth would never be the way it was once.
If you are at extreme discomfort due to the unexpected heat wave, your surrounding too is impacted badly. And this is likely to worsen in the years to come. Numerous research and studies have assessed various effects of heat wave on the environment and the picture is really scary!
We are no longer just living in the world. In fact, we are now exploiting it. However, no matter how hard we try to ignore it, our exploitation isn’t without its harmful impact. Now more than ever we are beginning to realize that everything is interconnected. If we are harming the environment, then the same harm is coming to us. Climate change in recent years shows the same. Most of it is due to global warming, which is, for the most part, a purely man-made phenomenon and has many destructive effects associated with it. However, before learning about the destructive effects of global warming we should first understand what it actually is.
Nowadays, at least as far as earth is concerned, plastic is invincible, immortal and omnipresent. In fact, even in the deepest trenches of the ocean, where the environment is so destructive, scientists found traces of plastic. Moreover, in the form of microplastics, it is invading every nook and corner of the known world. It is a crisis like situation. Banning plastic isn’t enough now. We need to also find measures to eliminate the plastic that we already brought into this world. Nevertheless, since air doesn’t carry plastic, we are still safe when compared to the beings living in the ocean. Since water carries plastic very easily, it is fast becoming a menace in our oceans.
Climate change is rapid these days. More the greenhouse gas emission, the sharper the rise in global temperature. Since the days of industrial revolution, rapid mechanization has thrown wastes and shoots around us. The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has multiplied, affecting the quality of life.