The environment is everything that surrounds us. It encompasses all the natural, living, nonliving, and artificial things. The word environment also refers to the interaction of all living species with the natural resources and other components of the environment.
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 as per our convenience, and at this point, 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:
- Disposal of wastes
- Wastage of natural resources
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, etc.
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