International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

ISSN Online: 2349-4182
ISSN Print: 2349-5979

Vol. 2, Issue 10 (2015)

Ecological Imbalance and Global Concerns- A Perspective

Author(s): Poonam Kataria
Abstract: With the development of modern industry and technology all over the world, the issue of ecological imbalance is the most urgent one. This problem has reached a scale at which it is practically impossible to resolve. Much of what has been destroyed; unfortunately we will not be able to recover. Ecological imbalance between the natural factors and human activities is socio-ecological crisis. This means that the balance between the environment and society is broken. The extent of the ecological imbalance may be different. This situation can lead to the destruction of humanity. The reasons for ecological imbalance are associated with the increasing industrialisation, irrational waste of natural resources, deforestation, water pollution — all this because of what ecological disaster is happening. Harming nature, man jeopardizes its existence. This also creates a lot of trouble for mankind: a demographic crisis, hunger, lack of natural resources and destruction of the environment. Unjustified deforestation leads to the disappearance of animals and birds. This leads to changes in the ecological balance. If mankind will not restore destroyed crops and will not engage in the protection of endangered animals, it will lead to the destruction of humanity. Such problems have intensified over recent years with unprecedented population growth and urbanization, resulting in increased human impacts not only on individual species, but also on whole ecosystems. The fast pace of development has led to many unwanted results. Exotic species get destroyed faster than we can discover them and ancient ecosystems are getting disturbed in our scientific explorations.rnOver a period of time, the concerted efforts of environmental agencies have resulted in framing and formulation of many rules and regulations to protect and safeguard the environment; particularly the environmental components like water, air and forests. Whole world is the stakeholder in creating awareness for protection of environment and combating the environmental degradation. Some examples of environmental issues of global significance are: Ozone layer depletion, Global warming and Loss of biodiversity.rn
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