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What are Environmental Problems?

len Alfred Ajibola - Mon, 10th June, 2019 @ 10:11

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The acronym BC means _____.

  • A. Before the birth of Christ
  • B. Before Jesus Christ
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  • D. Before the death Christ
  • E. Before Christ
  • F. Before the resurrection of Christ

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  • C. SAN
  • D. NLC
  • E. NCC
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Environmental Problems:

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 will affect one’s state of health, behavior and development.

We are alive today because of the kind of environment we find ourselves in.

You can read on your Internal Environment (Homeostasis) here.

If we travelled to planet Mars for instance (which will be an entirely new or alien environment to us), we will not be able to fit in well in its environment due to the availability of little or no oxygen within it.

Please read on the Planets of the Solar System and their Characteristics here

Note: 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 the Micro-organisms causing Food, Water and Air Borne Diseases here.

  • Consider your environment to be the things that make up your surroundings.

On a larger view, environmental problems can be defined as problems associated with the lithosphere (land), atmosphere (air) and hydrosphere (water) as a result of man's action on earth.

Please read on the Effects of Environmental Problems here.

Below are some of the constituents that make up our environment. These constituents may in turn act as factors that brings about environmental problems:

  • Air or Atmosphere
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Bacteria
  • The people around you
  • The animals around you
  • The phone or computer on which you may be reading this article and so on

The causes of environmental problems can be either natural or man-made.

Natural causes of environmental problems will include the Ffllowings:

  • Erosion
  • Earthquakes
  • Drought
  • Tsunami
  • Tornadoes
  • Hurricanes

Please read on the Causes of Environmental Problems and their Explanations here.

Some of the man-made causes of environmental problems are:

  • Pollution
  • Ozone Layer Depletion
  • Deforestation
  • Uncontrolled Urbanization
  • Increased turnout of Waste
  • Flooding

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