Humans impact the physical environment in many ways: overpopulation, pollution, burning fossil fuels, and deforestation.
Humans are mainly responsible for the destruction of the environment. The impacts of human activity on the environment are from the time of our very earliest ancestors. Since then we have all been modifying the environment to satisfy our needs and today, we are losing all the valuable natural resources which cannot be gained back.
The human effects or the factors contributing to the loss of the environment are:
- Air Pollution
- Water Pollution
- Disposal of wastes
- Wastage of natural resources
- Over Fishing
All these factors lead to acid rain, increased carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere, acidification of lakes, depletion of the ozone layer, climate change, global warming, extinction of species, and more.
We all are responsible for saving our environment so we must find ways to mitigate the effects of our actions on the planet.
What can you do to save the environment?