World Environment Day(5th June)

Hey!


How would you feel if your father, mother, fiance, fiancee, brother, or sister gets you a dead flower on your birthday?


Bad, right? If we keep cutting down all the trees around our houses, releasing smoke from our chimneys, and doing other things I'll mention below, we'll start getting dead flowers as gifts. 

Today, we will be talking about the environment, not only as it affects us but generally.

The image above doesn't look strange to you, right?
What's An Environment?



Being a Geography student, it interests me to write on this topic.

 Left on my own, I'll define the environment as the world around us but the learned heads won't let me be.

According to Google, an environment can be said to be the natural world, as a whole, or in a particular geographical area, especially as affected by human activity.

But look! It wasn't too far from my definition.

The environment consists of those beautiful grasses and trees in your orchard, and the water where you stay on the beach to admire. this is a great website to learn more about your environment.


What Are Those Things/ Actions That Damage Our Glamorous Environment?



Due to the advance in technology, the environment suffers a lot of damages from our day to day activities.
I avoided saying 'Environmental Hazards' because of our friends who cringe when too bulky words are mentioned. I'll be dwelling on these three hazards:

•Pollution

•Flood

•Earthquake



Pollution has to do with the overture of harmful substances into the environment. 

Air Pollution will be our focus. 

This simply has to do with releasing substances that can make the air harmful to both humans and animals. 

This happens when smoke or soothe is released into the air in one way or another.





Flood is the availability of excess water in the environment. 

Flood takes place when there is excessive rainfall or when stubborn humans dump refuses into gutters or drainages.



Earthquake: the earthquake is caused by internal vibrations in the ground. 

The earthquake is a natural disaster but we can also be prepared for it.


What Can Those Things/Actions Stated Above Do To Our Environment?
Did you know that acid rain is also a form of air pollution?

This causes great harm to the environment.

Flood washes away our farmlands especially for those in  Western Africa who survive on farming. 

It doesn't only do that but causes erosion.

Earthquakes which are unfortunately not caused by us leads to loss of lives and properties. 

China and Iran have very long historical records of earthquakes.


How Can We Make Sure We'll Never Be Given Dead Flowers?
First, we have to stop smoking and make sure our gas stoves are well ventilated.

🚫 Send this article to your neighbor who releases smoke into the environment through his chimney, damaged appliances, etc.

Avoid dumping biscuits wraps and other things into gutters and drainages made by our wonderful government.

Though earthquakes are natural and somewhat inevitable, we can get prepared, educate people on everything about earthquakes, and build safer structures.

The environment is an important element of the ecosystem and a natural design from God.

 Rather than destroying it, we should try to preserve this beautiful gift.
Udemeobong Effiong Udoeyop.

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