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5 Issues Which Are Degrading Our Environment

Environmental destruction caused by humans is a global issue and this is a problem that is ongoing every day. Sustainability is the key to reduce the effect of environmental issues and moving in the right direction will decrease the drastically rising environmental degradation. Leonardo Di Caprio at UN Awards Assembly, said, “Our planet cannot be saved unless we leave fossil fuels in the ground where they belong. An upheaval and massive change is required, now. One that leads to a new collective consciousness. A new collective evolution of the human race inspired and enabled by a sense of urgency from all of you”. Causes for environmental degradation are:-

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Global Warming

In the past, climate change was driven by natural factors, in the past 50 years global warming has occurred primarily due to burning of fossil fuels. Natural factors are still affecting earth’s climate today. The only difference is that, humans have been affecting the global climate at a larger extent since industrial revolution. Rising global temperatures have been accompanied by changes in weather and climate. Many places have seen changes in rainfall, resulting in more floods, droughts, or intense rain, as well as more frequent and severe heat waves. Climate change is expected to have negative effects