Ozone Depletion

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The environment generally refers to the surrounding’s of an object or an individual. It can be in the form of the physical environment, biophysical environment, built environment, social environment and the natural environment among other forms. The natural environment refers to the naturally occurring flora and fauna together with the land on which they occupy. Environmental issues have been a cause of a lot of debate in the recent past. Governments and nongovernmental organizations have been in constant consultations on how to help protect the environment. Apparently, as a result of man’s many actions, the natural environment is getting torn apart so quickly that the coming generations will not enjoy this kind of environment, unless a lot of conservation efforts are put into place. Among the issues that are ailing the environment currently is population explosion that puts a lot of pressure on the available resources. As a result of increasing population, human beings have become a burden to the natural environment (Ryding 170). Their activities have brought about pollution i.e. from factories, climate change issues, environmental degradation, environmental health issues, ozone layer destruction, global warming, land degradation, resource degradation, toxins and wastes. During the 21st century, the media have been upbeat about information regarding the destruction of the environment. Of major concern are the effects of human activities in destroying the ozone layer (Ryding 170). The ozone layer is a thick layer of air covering the earth. It is located in the stratosphere 10 to 15 kilometers above the earth. The ozone layer consists of two layers all filled intensely with oxygen molecules. Oxygen found in the ozone layer is qu... ... middle of paper ... ...ojects are aimed at being the first in a series of projects to enable the world get rid of these ozone-depleting substances. Efforts at militating against the depletion of the ozone can be currently seen as successful. They have stopped additional losses of the ozone layer. In addition to this, these efforts have been helpful in reducing green-house emissions that combined with depletion of the ozone layer cause global warming. All this has been effective in averting the worst probable health disaster in the history of mankind. Works Cited Andersen, Stephen, Sarma, Madhava, and Sinclair, Lani. Protecting the Ozone Layer: the United Nations history. Pentonville, Road, London, 2002. Filder, David. International Law and Infectious Diseases. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. Ryding, Sven-Olof. (1994). Environmental Management Handbook. Burke, VA: IOS Press
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