Overpopulation is the situation where the human population exceeds the maximum carrying capacity of the environment. It can also be defined as the ratio of individuals compared to the available natural resources essential for survival.
When an environment is overpopulated, it means that there are more people than the available resources such as water, transport, food, and social amenities. Overpopulation results in environmental deterioration, population disintegration, and poor quality of life.
Every year, approximately 81 million people are born. Areas with high population feel the effects of overpopulation most. Factors …
Who is responsible for handling the trash we generate? That has been a heated debate for some time now. Well, here is the answer. The person creating the garbage should be the one to handle, recycle or even transform it into something new.
Everyone is avoiding trash coming from the industrial sector. Since no one claims responsibility for it, it ends up dumped in landfills. This trash then poses a real threat to people and the environment.
Landfills are among the leading origin of toxic substances. When the trash in them begins to decompose, they emit greenhouse gases, thereby affecting the health of those …
An ecosystem consists of both living and non-living elements of that environment. Therefore, an ecosystem is composed of plants, animals, soil, rocks, minerals, atmosphere, water masses, and microorganisms.
There is no specific size of an ecosystem. It can be large enough that it cuts across countries or as small as a single animal (an animal is a home to several micro-organisms).
We can classify ecosystems into either:
A natural ecosystem is an ecosystem which is self-sufficient, with balanced ecological units and a …
Climate change can be defined as the change in the temperature of the earth’s surface usually because of burning fossil fuels. Burning fossil fuels releases greenhouse gases and carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
While the internet is a good source of knowledge, there is a lot of contradicting information on whether or not climate change is real. Every time policies are presented to help avert climate change, there are some voices which emerge, arguing that climate change is non-existent.
Most people who don’t believe in climate change argue that there is no proof to support it. We will mention three reasons why …
The effects of global warming continue to be felt as each day goes by. There is a reason to be concerned. The earth is currently undergoing severe changes as a result of human activities.
You must have noticed the change in weather conditions. While we may take the change in weather and treat it regularly, we all know it is an unusual phenomenon.
All these changes that we are witnessing are a result of our actions. This means that a change in our activities might reverse these adverse effects. A simple difference in how we farm or how we run our business may be the key to preventing global warming.