“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.”
With the constant efforts to fulfill the everlasting demands of the exploding population across the globe, the adverse effects on the environment and our natural resources is becoming clearer.
Developed countries are often found to be exploiting their natural resources beyond redemption limits.
With our world leaders refusing to talk on the matter fearing the backlash from the industrial giants, we have failed to address the issue globally.
The situation is worsened by the poverty and illiteracy prevailing worldwide. Here are 5 signs that signify that we’ve gone a bit too far when it comes to damaging the mother nature:
1. Global Warming And Maldives:
Global warming has been the most addressed and debated topic across the globe. The melting of the polar caps on both the extremities has posed certain threats which are too gigantic to be overlooked.
The rising levels of water in the oceans as a result of ice meltdowns has become the biggest threat to nations which have always been closer to the sea levels.
Even the slightest increase in sea levels could mean Maldives can be lost forever.
Apart from the rising sea levels the rising temperature across the globe has disturbed the agricultural requirements and natural weather phenomena as well.
2. Fishing Practices And Extinction:
For those of you who haven’t noticed, the marine species remain one of the most overexploited natural food resources today.
With the fishing practices getting worse with each passing day, we might witness the absolute extinction of all the sea water fishes by 2048.
It is not just the fishing practices that are pushing the species towards extinction but also factors such as pollution, climatic change, habitat loss and so forth are equally to blame.
3. Mass Scale Extinctions:
With the current poaching practices and the fact that certain animal parts are considered invaluable to many, many species are either extinct or remain constantly endangered.
With the last male white Rhino passing away this March, we’ve witnessed a sad demise of one of the most beautiful creatures on the planet.
That’s not all, with massive interference in the flora and fauna world by us, vultures, migratory birds, giraffes and countless other species are endangered as well.
4. Microfiber Pollution:
This has been quite a shocker, as nobody expected something so insignificant to do so much damage to the environment, specifically our oceans.
The nylon or other synthetic materials such as polyester are the main culprits of microfiber pollution that has emerged as a disguised threat.
With the microscopic fibers dissolving in the water and reaching to the water bodies with each wash cycle of the clothes, the fibers ultimately reach the oceans where they are eaten by plankton and other small animals leading to health issues, as shown in studies.
5. Exhaustion Of Natural Resources:
With the over exploitation and extensive use of fossil fuels and other natural resources to fulfill our power requirements and such, the reserves are getting depleted at alarming rates than expected.
The embedded industrial mechanisms across the globe majorly rely solely on the fossil fuels.
This not only raises problems such as global warming and depleting ozone layers, but many more serious issues such as rising air pollution levels which are more difficult to tackle.
Majority of population in Haiti eat clay as their staple meal which is devoid in all the nutrients, while people in developed countries hold “melon smashing” and likewise competitions.
All this for what? What are we heading to? Have we failed the very definition of man being a social animal? I leave this for you to decide.