Essay flooding

Topics: Biodiversity, Pollution, Environmentalism Pages: 2 (589 words) Published: October 1, 2013
Essay by Hamza Belbachir

The unprecedented heat and the devastating fires in Russia, heavy rains in Pakistan, mudslides in China and India do not end up burdening the human toll. Since August 7th in China mudslides have killed more than 2,000 people and displaced more than 12 million. The country is currently experiencing the worst flooding in the last decade.

All these demonstrations of the fury of the planet, if they are clearly part of a process of natural evolution, are in reality only reinforced by the hand of men. His needs of conquest all the unknown territories, always pushing back the boundaries of his kingdom have weakened the intrinsic balance of nature and seized the workings of the system. There is a lot of examples that can show the harm effect of Man on nature:

Urbanization: Mexico City is one of the biggest cities in the world. In fact, Mexico is also one of the most polluted. The urbanization and the industrialization of the city make the level of pollution one of the highest of the world. Deforestation, is on a human scale results in decline in biodiversity, and on a natural global scale is known to cause the extinction of many species. The removal or destruction of areas of forest cover has resulted in a degraded environment with reduced biodiversity. Forests support biodiversity, providing habitat for wildlife; moreover, forests foster medicinal conservation. With forest biotopes being irreplaceable source of new drugs, deforestation can destroy genetic variations irretrievably. Garbage dumps in rivers, or oil in the sea… we all still shocked by the sink of Erika. As she entered the Bay of Biscay, the Erika ran into a heavy storm. On December 12, 1999, she broke in two and sank, releasing thousands of tons of oil into the sea, killing marine life and polluting shores around Brittany, France.

All these harms inflicted on nature, violating the established order for thousands of years are significantly increasing the frequency of...
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