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Together with the widening realisation of the problem of poverty, there has been an increasing awareness of the existence of a second global crisis: that of environmental degradation. Concerns about the state of the environment have deep historical roots, but those concerns came to prominence during the s following the publication in of a seminal book by Rachel Carson, Silent Spring , and the emergence of the modern environmentalist movement in some countries Carson Since then, and particularly since the s, considerable scientific efforts have been made to investigate and to document the state of the global environment and the nature of global environmental change. Those efforts have been prompted by widespread concerns that the pace and extent of development in many parts of the world have far outstripped the capacity of natural ecosystems to absorb the impacts of human activities. Numerous environmental changes have been identified as issues of global concern: desertification; the depletion of fuelwood; the destruction of tropical rainforest and rapid declines in forest cover; the modification of coastal ecosystems; the reduced availability and quality of drinking water; the depletion of soil resources; the over-exploitation of fisheries; food shortages; species extinction and the loss of biodiversity; stratospheric ozone depletion; rapidly rising levels of fossil fuel and demand for energy supplies; and climate change. The sheer number, magnitude and complexity of these issues can seem overwhelming and some commentators have argued that they amount to a cumulative, sustained human impact on the environment that has profoundly transformed the surface of the Earth. Many assessments of global environmental change have been produced since the s.
Global environmental problems involve one or more of the following:. Rapid Population Growth. Food Production and Equitable Distribution. Global Warming. Depletion of the Atmospheric Ozone. Acid Precipitation and Air Pollution.
Download your free copy here. Today, our planet carries over seven billion people. Yet its capacity to provide for each one of these individuals is threatened by population growth, climate change, deforestation, collapse of fisheries, desertification, air pollution and scarcity of fresh water. The full extent of our shared global environmental problems goes far beyond the well-publicised challenge of global climate change or global warming. In fact, one of the elements often forgotten is the complicated relationship between human beings and their environment.
June 1, David Hunter. In the past three decades, protecting the global environment has emerged as one of the major challenges in international relations. No fewer than ten global environmental treaties have been negotiated as well as literally hundreds of regional and bilateral agreements. Governments have also endorsed dozens of comprehensive action plans, most notably the page Agenda 21, which set forth a blueprint for implementing sustainable development. The result is an increasingly complex and rich body of international environmental law and policy. At least on paper, this provides a broad framework for moving toward a more environmentally sustainable future.
Report on Global Environmental Competitiveness pp Cite as. Environment is the foundation and support of human existence and survival and the guarantee of sustainable human development; environmental protection has undoubtedly become a common understanding and development strategy of all countries of the world. Now humankind is striving into the historical process of postindustrial society and is trying to reach rebalance with environment in later stage of development. All countries need to perform respective duties and obligations in environment governance, in joint efforts to plan economic development, social progresses and environment protection to realize mutual wins and sustainable development of the world and to create an Earth homeland for harmonious co-existence of humankind and environment. Ozone depletion and destruction is caused by ozone-depleting substances, mainly chlorofluorocarbons CFCs.
Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. The earth has entered a period of hydrological, climatological, and biological change that differs from previous episodes of global change in the extent to which it is human in origin. To explain or predict the course of the present global environmental changes, one must therefore understand the human sources, consequences, and responses, some of which can alter the course of global change. This book examines what is known about the human dimensions of global environmental change, identifies the major immediate needs for knowledge, and recommends a strategy for building that knowledge over the next years.
Environmental issues are harmful effects of human activity on the biophysical environment. Environmentalism , a social and environmental movement , addresses environmental issues through advocacy, education and activism.
Climate change is the big environmental problem that humanity will face over the next decade, but it isn't the only one. We'll take a look at some of them — from water shortages and loss of biodiversity to waste management — and discuss the challenges we have ahead of us. This coming decade will be vital when it comes to solving the big environmental issues facing our planet. The third decade of the 21st century has begun and the environmental challenges we have ahead of us, set out in the UN's Agenda for Sustainable Development, are many.
The climate crisis is accelerating at an unprecedented rate, and we are not ready for it. While the crisis has many factors that play a role in its exacerbation, there are some that warrant more attention than others. Here are some of the biggest environmental problems of our lifetime. According to economists like Nicholas Stern, the climate crisis is a result of multiple market failures.
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