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The acronym BC means _____.
Which of the following acronym is related to the Nigerian Lawyer?
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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.
Environmental problems can be caused in 2 ways. These are:
Man-made environmental problems are caused by man (human beings) and their various activities on land, water and the atmosphere.
Below are some of the causes of man-made environmental problems:
1. Pollution: The pollution of our environment will occur through 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.
The ozone layer acts by trapping or absorbing ultraviolet rays through the layers of the atmosphere before they reach the earth.
Note: The use of chemicals like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) will result in ozone layer depletion.
3. Deforestation: This is the process of felling or cutting down the trees that make up a forest.
Afforestion, (the planting of trees) is the reverse or opposite of deforestation.
4. Increased turnout of Waste: An increase in population size and density will result to an increase in societal waste. These wastes (usually in the form of refuse and sewage) will serve as a home to various vectors of diseases.
Note: Vectors carry pathogens or germs. They may infect humans and animals with the pathogens they carry through contact with their food.
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 because it leads to:
At the moment of writing this article, the beautiful city of Lagos in Nigeria is adversely affected by uncontrolled urbanization. This has lead to overpopulation and improper waste management within the state.
6. Flooding: This results when a large volume of water covers an area of land that is normally dry.
Note: Flooding 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.
The processes leading to desertification can be both natural and manmade. For instance; drought, a cause of desertification occurs naturally while the felling of trees (deforestation) is a manmade action that could lead to desertification.
Naturally occurring environmental problems are caused by nature. Human beings have got no part in their occurrence.
The various naturally occurring environmental problems will include the followings:
1. Erosion: Erosion is simply the washing away of the top soil. We have different types of erosion. These are:
2. Earthquakes: An earthquake is a sudden and violent vibration on the surface of the earth which may result to the damaging of land, lives and properties.
3. Drought: Drought is said to occur when there is very little or no rainfall over a long period of time.
Plants, animals and their environment are adversely affected during the periods of drought.
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4. 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 humans, cars and buildings. it was indeed a devastating occurrence.
Numerous lives and properties were lost in the terrible events of the above tsunami.
5. Tornado: A tornado is seen when a violent storm with strong wind moves in a circular manner.
Note: A tonardo can carry along dust particles, animals, humans and other objects during it's violent and windy movement.
6. Hurricane: This is a violent storm with strong and fast winds that moves over a large area of land, causing damage to lives and properties.
An example of hurricane is the hurricane katrina which occurred from August 23, 2005 through August 31, 2005 in Florida; and 1,833 fatalities were recorded.
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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
The Headquarter of United Nations is in New York City. It is located in the Turtle Bay Neighborhood of Manhattan