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ENVIRONMENTAL
DEGRADATION IS THE COST
JUSTIFIED?
PRESENTED BY:
ABHISHEK SOMAL ROLLNO-2
GAUTAM SHARMA ROLL NO-19
RAHUL BAGGA ROLL NO- 40
ANUJ SHARMA ROLL NO- 63
INTRODUCTION
Environmental degradation an issue of
increasing concern for all of us.
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DISEASE CAUSED BY
DEGRADATION
Skin Cancer Cases Projection
[ATER POLLUTION
Scarcity Of Fresh [ater
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British Petroleum Oil spill, The GULF OF MEXICO

Largest marine oil spill in history of petroleum industry causing immense water
pollution, happened on 20th April, 2010.

Deep water Horizon drilling rig explosion killing 11 platform workers and injured 17
others.
MReleasing 4.9 million barrels of crude oil.
MCausing extensive damage to marine and wildlife habitats.
M Effecting Gulf¶s Fishing and Tourism industries.
M Heavy clean up cost and damage effecting the economic factor.
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Effect on economy due to this water pollution

Total insured losses from accident could reach $ 30 million as of now.

MMarket value of British Petroleum decreasing from $105 billion to $ 60 billion.

MUnemployed oil workers for six months due to moratorium on drilling.

MReal Estate prices and transaction in Gulf Of Mexico area has decreased.

MExtensive Damage to Marine and [ildlife habitats.

MGulf¶s fishing and tourism industry highly effected extensively effecting the economy.
AIR POLLUTION
AIR POLLUTION
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CHINA¶S GRAY SMOG

MThick Gray Smog pollution obscures the view of Beijing and nearby and nearby
regions.

MCity¶s pollution index reached the highest level on scale.

MAir pollution resulting premature deaths and respiratory problems causing health
issues.

MAcid rain effects 33% of china¶s population as per NYT.com.

M75% of China¶s city dwellers line below the country¶s acceptable air quality standard.
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Economic consequences due air pollution

M Annual average economic losses from air pollution is 7.2 billion Yuan.

M Losing 6.75 percent of national GNP fighting against air pollution.

M Human health losses to 32 percent due to air pollution in China.

MAcid rain resulting in approximately 14 billion Yuan of economic losses on annual


basis.
SOIL DEGRADATION
Condition of Soil Globally
Deforestation
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[ater Pollution

V FRESH[ATER POLLUTION BY PHOSPHOROUS AND


NITROGEN .
V SPENDING $4.3 BILLION ANNUALY ON [ATER
PURIFICATION BY AMERICANS .
V INCREASING [ATER BILLS
V MORE MONEY SPEND ON TREATMENT FOR [ATER
PURIFYING.
V PRODUCTIVITY IS EFFECTED.
V SHORTAGE OF EVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES SUCH
AS DECLINE FISHRIES LEADING TO IRREVERSIBLE
COMPACTION.
Air Pollution

V VEHICLES AND INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES


ARE THE MAIN CAUSES OF AIR POLLUTION
EFFECTING PRODUCTIVITY DURING
CRITICAL PERIOD OF ENVIRONMENTAL
DEGRADATION.
V POLLUTION CAUSING ACID RAIN AND
REDUCTION OF OXYGEN IN ATMOSPHERE
EFFECTING FOREST AND [ATER BODIES.
V $2.3 BILLION IS BEEN EXPENDED EVERY
YEAR BY GOVERNMENT ON AIR
POLLUTION.
Soil Pollution

V AGRICULTURAL PRODCTIVITY EFFECTED


DEPLETION OF SOIL INCREASING
MALNUTRITION FOR FARMERS.
V TILING OF LAND
LOSS OF PRODUCTIVITY LOSS OF TOP
SOIL EFFECTING AGRICULTURAL GOODS
DUE TO CONSTANT TILING OF THE LAND.
V LOSS OF NUTRIENTS FROM RICH TOP SOIL
LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY

V DIRECT ECONOMIC VALUE OF


PRODUCTS FROM SPECIES.
V THE INDIRECT ECONOMIC VALUE OF
BENEFIT PRODUCED BY SPECIES.
V NUTRIENT RECYCLING IN
ECOSYSTEM.
CONCLUSION
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ENVIRONMENTAL
DEGRDATION
Environmental Kuznet Curve

VUse better technology


and practices to counter
environmental
degradation
VBetter Implementation
of Environmental Laws
VCost of Defiance
should be more than
Cost of Complaince
VTransparent practices
by Corporation and
Public Sector
VChange tendency for
short term quick profits
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