Ecological Disasters: Look What We’ve Done
Environmental catastrophes used to be uncommon. Natural disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions, were the most common causes. That is no longer the case.I strongly suggest you to visit check out the post to learn more about this.
Environmental disasters are becoming more common these days, which is a frightening reality. And the tragedy is that all of these disasters are caused by humans. Our never-ending quest to raise our standard of living has drained the planet’s wealth to dangerously low levels. We take but do not return, we harvest but do not renew, we take but do not return to the world.
Take a look at some of the worst man-made environmental disasters in the history of our world.
Spills of Oil and Chemicals
It’s impossible to combine oil and water. Man never seems to grasp this fundamental physical law, and he is prone to dumping massive amounts of oil and chemicals into our oceans. The Gulf War oil spill in 1991 was responsible for the mass extinction of many fish and animals in the Persian Gulf, with the region being one of the war’s biggest spoils. The Gulf of Mexico, on the other hand, became the most well-known environmental tragedy in 2010 when BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, spilling millions of barrels of oil into the sea. There have been several more spills in history, such as the Exxon-Valdez spill in 1989, all of which caused untold environmental harm at the time and in the future.
Water Sources That Have Been Depleted
Man’s factories have caused him to literally reroute existing waterways and build new ones, altering the landscape as he constructed dams, fields, and towns to meet his needs. When its tributary rivers were diverted to irrigate Soviet Union farms and plantations, the Aral Sea dried up. Not only is Kenya’s Lake Naivasha at dangerously low levels due to drought, but water is also being diverted for irrigation and human consumption. The Yangtze, Asia’s largest river, is in similar trouble.
Extinction of Species
Many animal species are becoming extinct as a result of man’s large-scale livestock-raising and farming practises. Human population increase has also encroached on previously unpopulated wildlife areas. Overfishing has depleted fish stocks in the oceans, with replenishment rates lagging far behind.