It is a known fact that we put all the effort to maintain the place that we dwell in. We clean it, make repairs if necessary, make sure that the garden is perfect and indulge in a lot of other things to keep the house in the best way possible. We do it because it is our home, and we live in it.
Isn’t it the same for our planet? Earth is more like our home, and we are not taking any steps to take care of it or prevent it from the harm that is caused. We use all its resources, pollute it, use all the other living organisms like animals, plants, and microorganisms. We really don’t care about anything and the consequences that we will face in the future.
Environmentalism is the thought process of giving the Earth the care that it deserves to ensure the survival of life on this planet. The concept of Environmentalism deals with more of recognizing the issues faced by the environment and coming up with the solution for them.
Problems faced by the planet
Earth is one enormous place with a diameter of almost 13000 Km. It is acceptable that you are not aware of what is happening in every corner of the earth. Leave the things happening in some place on the earth; we are not even aware that the normal things that we indulge in are affecting the planet and the environment. Just simple math will give a clear picture. The total population of the earth is 7.5 billion. Imagine if everyone is burning a plastic cover. Now think of the amount of carbon that we have added to the atmosphere.
Many might think what we did with the resources? Well, the common man might not have done anything directly. But indirectly we are using the resources of the earth in one way or the other. Simple things like overuse of water are also considered as the resource exploitation. If this is the case for the common man, then think about the heavy industries that are entirely dependent on them?
The energy crisis is one of the major problems that many countries are facing. Even though we are gradually shifting to reviewable sources, we still have a long way to go. Our main sources of energy are atomic energy and fossil fuels. Both of them are very harmful to the environment and human health. Fossil fuels are on the verge of being extinct because of over-exploitation.
Before the 20th century, this was not even an issue. People used to convert the waste into a composite. But now we have undergone a drastic change; now there are these huge sites where all the wastes are being dumped. Some don’t even care of separating the degradable and non-degradable wastes. Even though people are well educated in matters like reusing and recycling, they really don’t seem to practice them in real life.
The first step for any solution is recognizing the problem. Understanding the concepts of environment and ecosystem will help us have a clear picture of the issues. The solution comes not just by knowing, it comes, only when ideas are implemented in actions.
Things can be handled better if we have a better idea of the environmental laws, how technology can be used to preserve nature, how conservation can be done, how to educate the future generation, how to raise the voice against the injustice against the environment and how to support environmental activists.