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DEALING WITH

ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

THREATS TO THE ENVIRONMENT


World Environment Day (WED)??? 1. Extinction 2. Loss of habitat Habitat destruction Habitat fragmentation Habitat degradation Causes of loss of habitat: i. Agriculture ii. Land conversion for development iii. Water development iv. Pollution v. Global warming

Degradation of environment Causes of environmental degradation: i. Industrial activities ii. Population explosion iii. Farm mechanization iv. Pesticides and insecticides v. Felling of trees vi. Urbanization and changing and changing lifestyle vii. Natural causes
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Impact of environmental degradation: i. Ozone depletion ii. Acid rain iii. Depletion of marine life iv. Loss of forests v. Pollution of ground water vi. Soil erosion vii. Air pollution viii. Desertification ix. Global warming

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Pollution Air pollution Soil pollution Water pollution Noise pollution Effects of pollution on humans and animals Climate change effects Rise in sea level Rise in global temperature Warming oceans Shrinking ice sheets Declining Arctic sea ice Glacial retreat Extreme events Ocean acidification