The paper "Contributing Factors That Lead to Ecological Imbalances and Environmental Degradation" is a good example of environmental studies coursework. The earth is the only living and breathing planet in our solar system. The life of fauna and flora, as well as the future of the human race, would depend upon its health. However, rapid advancements in sciences, industry, and nuclear armaments have led to considerable changes in the environment of this beautiful planet. There are many contributing factors that lead to ecological imbalances and environmental degradation. The major causes have been appended as follows: (A) Depletion of Forests There is a reduction in annual rainfall in those areas where forest covers have been depleted.
Imbalance of the proper supply of oxygen adversely affected all the living organisms. Air pollution has increased. Forest covers minimize soil erosion during floods and is also, a natural habitat for wildlife. With the reduction in their size, the fertile land, as well as wildlife, has been seriously affected. Abu Dhabi Civil Defence to reduce pollution within Abu Dhabi and the other Emirates, they have to look at this matter with care. (B) Ozone layer Ozone layer surrounds the atmosphere of the earth and protects us from harmful solar radiation.
It also protects the earth from overheating. However, Chloro Fluoro Carbons (CFCs), Carbon Monoxide and other gases rise up in the atmosphere and form compounds with Ozone gas. Thus the density of Ozone gas is reduced above the surface of the earth in the upper atmosphere. This phenomenon is termed as Ozone Hole. This hole allows the harmful ultraviolet rays to pierce through the atmosphere and fall on to the surface of the earth.
The earth gets heated up and the living beings are also exposed to these rays. If these unhealthy trends continued, then polar ice caps would melt which would eventually raise the ocean levels. (C)Floods Due to the melting of the polar ice caps, the ocean levels would rise. So, low levels of areas of the earth would be submerged. There would be small land left for us. For example, low lying areas would be submerged first due to the melting of polar ice caps. (D) Earthquakes If the poles of the earth get heated up due to Ozone holes, the ice would melt and would flow into the oceans.
This would result in dangerous imbalances. So, the axis of the earth would shift. This could result in earthquakes. This natural disaster has already affected many nations; India, Iran, Mexico, the USA, and China are examples; Abu Dhabi Civil Defence to reduce pollution within Abu Dhabi and the other Emirates, they have to look on this matter with care. (E) Man-made Causes Man is causing environmental degradation through pollution. He is polluting mother earth by three methods.
Firstly, man is polluting the air by burning millions of tones of hydrocarbon fuels. The poisonous gases coming out of the vehicles, plants, and factories, generators, etc are making life a misery for our children. Delhi is the fourth largest polluted city in the world. Environmental pollution has brought diseases like TB, lung cancer, eye defects, Asthma, infections, bronchitis, etc for adults and children alike.
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