This includes air pollution from industries, transportation, and burning fossil fuels; water pollution from industrial discharges, agricultural runoff, and improper waste disposal; and soil pollution from chemical contaminants like pesticides and heavy metals. The clearing of forests for agriculture, urban development, and logging has significant environmental impacts. It reduces biodiversity, disrupts local and global climate patterns, and contributes to soil erosion. The burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) for energy, along with deforestation, leads to an excess of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This contributes to global warming and climate change, which have far-reaching effects on weather patterns, sea levels, and ecosystems.
Source: The Nation October 03, 2023 07:07 UTC