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Your environment consists of everything that surrounds you. These things surrounding you may be either visible or invisible to your eyes. The environment one finds himself or herself in may affect one’s state health, behavior and development. We are alive today because of the kind of environment we find ourselves in. If we travelled to planet Mars for instance (which will be an entirely new or alien environment to us), we may not be able to fit in well in its environment due to lack of oxygen). Also, we have heard of children who died as a result of diseases such as cholera, typhoid fever and on. The deaths of these innocent children may be attributed to the kind of environment they had found themselves in. Please read on food, water and air borne diseases here.
Present in our environment will include some of the followings:
Just consider your environment to be the things that make up your surroundings
Environmental problems can occur naturally or can be manmade.
1. Pollution: Pollution of the air, water and land:
2. Ozone layer depletion: The ozone layer is found in a layer of the atmosphere called stratosphere. It protects us from the dangerous ultraviolet rays coming from the sun. It acts by trapping or absorbing these ultraviolet rays before they reach the earth. The use of chemicals like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) has resulted in ozone layer depletion. Read on the layers and composition of the atmosphere here.
3. Deforestation: This is the process of felling or cutting down the trees that makes up a forest. The opposite of deforestation is afforestation.
4. Increased waste as a result of an increasing population.
5. Uncontrolled urbanization: People tend to move from rural areas to urban areas in search of a better life. If this movement isn’t checked, over population may result in the urban areas. Overpopulation generally has a negative impact on the environment as it will lead to an increased amount of waste by the roadside, poor housing conditions, poor roads and so on. At the moment of writing this article, the beautiful city of Lagos in Nigeria is being affected by uncontrolled urbanization.
6. Flooding: This results when a large volume of water covers an area of land that is normally dry. It may occur naturally via rainfall or artificially when proper drainage channels are not put in place.
7. Desertification: This is the process that makes a land become a desert. These processes can be both natural and manmade; for instance drought, a cause of desertification is naturally occurring while the felling of trees (deforestation) is manmade.
1. Earthquakes: An earthquake is a sudden and violent vibration on the surface of the earth which may result to the damaging of lives and properties.
2. Drought: Drought is said to occur when there is very little or no rainfall over a long period of time.
3. Tsunami: This is an extremely large wave in the sea that may cause its water to overflow into land, destroying lives and properties in the process. A tsunami occurred in Japan on March 11, 2011 in the city of Sendai. This tsunami swept away cars and buildings as it was a devastating sight to see. Numerous liives were lost in the process.
4. Tornado: A tornado is seen when a violent storm with strong wind move in a circular manner. It can carry along with it dust particles, animals, humans and other objects.
5. Hurricane: This is a violent storm with a very strong fast winds that moves over a large area of land, causing damage to lives and properties. An example is hurricane katrina which occurred from August 23, 2005 through August 31, 2005 in Florida; as 1,833 fatalities were recorded.
6. Erosion: Erosion is simply the washing away of the top soil. We have different types including that of the soil. Please read on soil erosion here.
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NOTABLE POINTS IN Social Studies
The United Nations has six principal organs or arms. These are
United Nations (UN) is the world body set up to promote peace and unity among the countries of the world. It officially came into existence on the 24th day of October, 1945 after it had been ratified by five permanent members of the Security Council and by the other 46 signatories. These permanent members are:
In total, the numerical strength of the United Nations at its inception was fifty one (51) States