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Environment Protection

Environmental modification is as old as the history of human development. In
the last century, development and modification have come much faster then
ever before. While it took a few thousand years for man to pass from
Paleolithic to Neolithic tools, it has taken less than a century to modify
conventional weaponry to nuclear devices. Development has been so rapid
that nature has not had time to adapt to these changes and to human
requirement and greed.

The last century has seen an unmanageable increase in population, placing a
tremendous burden on natural resources. There is not enough
food for the world’s hungry. Also, the earth itself is worn out due to excessive
farming, use of chemicals and pesticides and excessive use of ground water.
To combat these problems, world bodies like the United Nations and the
World Commission on Environment and Development have been formulating
ideas for environmental protection and sustainable development. Several
international conferences have been held on this subject, starting with the
first one in Tbilisi in 1977 to the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the
Population Summit at Copenhagen, the world Summit on Sustainable
Development in Johannesburg and several others. It is clearly evident that 25
years after the first conference in Tbilisi, there has not been an appreciable
change in lifestyles or the level of awareness and...
Ozone Depletion and the Environment

There is a vast scientific proof that man-made chemicals are destroying the ozone
layer -- Nobel prizes have already been awarded for the research. Rush Limbaugh
argues that humans are safe, because volcanic chlorine has been working on the
ozone layer longer than man-made chlorine, and yet we're still here. But this
argument is false. Volcanic chlorine is water soluble, and rained harmlessly out of
the atmosphere. Human CFCs are insoluble, and can therefore rise to the ozone
layer where they can do their damage.
Do man-made chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) destroy the ozone layer? There are no
longer any skeptics left at NASA, the National Academy of Sciences, the National
Center for Atmospheric Research, or the World Meteorological Organization. In fact,
the three scientists who first sounded the alarm in the early 80s -- F. Sherwood
Rowland, Paul Crutzen and Mario Molina -- received the 1995 Nobel Prize in
chemistry for their work.
Preserving Our Environment
Many people assume that the environment is in no danger. They believe that with
advancing technology, we don't need to worry about renewing natural resources,
recycling, and finding new ways to produce energy. They argue that one person in
the world does not make a large difference. In actuality, each individual's

Nick. Recycling is so important in the effort to preserve our environment for future generations. We are running out of places to put landfills. the fact is they do. My neighbor.contribution greatly affects our environment. saving the environment is a team effort. Last year I lived with five other girls. While some have argued that one person does not make a large difference. and we should not concern ourselves with the rest of the world. believes that the U. Our natural resources are running low. However. has enough land for our own waste. . Everyone in the world must participate and work together in order for it to be successful. and we must work together to save them and the Earth from ruin.S.