ISBN 9788190802024,The Essential Dictionary Of Environmental Studies

The Essential Dictionary Of Environmental Studies



Readworthy Publications Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788190802024

ISBN-10 819080202X


Number of Pages 80 Pages
Language (English)


The living and non-living things that we see around us make our environment. Land, water and air are the non-living components, while plants, animals, humans, germs, etc. are the living components. Every living component adjusts to the environment in which its existence starts and where it survives. Moreover, any change in components of the environment may cause discomfort and affect the normal life of the living components, which further affects the non-living elements of the environment. Environmental pollution is caused by any unfavourable change or degeneration in the environment. All the components that form the environment need to be protected from pollution for a better environment and healthy surroundings. We need to take good care of our land, water resources, forests and atmosphere. At the same time, we need to ensure that a balance is maintained between these resources and living creatures to meet our needs. The recent years have seen an increase in global warming or climate change. According to a study, the average temperatures have climbed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit around the world since 1880. Further, the rate of warming is increasing. The last two decades of the 20th century were the hottest in 400 years. Arctic ice is rapidly disappearing and glaciers and mountain snows are rapidly melting. Extreme weather events, like wildfires, heat waves, and strong tropical storms, as well as rapid disappearance of coral reef are also attributed in part to climate changes. Protection of land and forests, conservation of water and keeping the air clean are some of the measures we can adopt to save the environment from further degeneration.