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Sunday, March 11, 2018

5 Ways You Are Destroying The World Unknowingly

We are, daily, inundated with stories of how our ecosystem is gradually falling apart and decaying.

And the majority of the things causing these decaying can be calmly traced to us. Yes, we humans are responsible.


If care is not taken, we may leave a destroyed and unmanageable earth for our future generations.



We will look at five things we do that are encouraging the death of our beloved planet and at the same time defacing our environment.


1. IRRESPONSIBLE WASTE DISPOSAL

In advanced countries, waste disposal is done according to the category of waste involved.

Here, we have been able to dispose of, properly, the human waste but others still remain.

The method through which household wastes (liquid and solids) are disposed of leaves our society ugly.

"In Nigeria, managing waste disposal has become a major concern despite several attempts by successive governments and private organizations in that direction. That is why it is a common sight across the country today to see heaps of festering waste dumps in almost every nooks and cranny. Residential apartments, markets, waterways, highways, streets and undeveloped plots of land have been turned to waste dumps for many households. No wonder many say that in Nigeria, waste increases in a geometrical progression and collection and disposal is at an arithmetical progression", says the Guardian.

Wastes are poured into water bodies and natural water channels causing erosion and pollution at the same time.


2. OWNING MORE THAN A CAR

We know I'd be considered a hater if I advocated the destruction of all cars that operate on combustible engines - an engine that needs to burn fuel in order to generate power. We will come to that someday.

But, be that as it may, owning a car is not bad on its own. But owning more than one when clearly do not need them isn't good at all.


By buying more cars, you are encouraging more production of these machines, more dumping of wrecked parts, more noise, more occupation of space. We will not even look at maintenance cost.

Other countries, though already working on reducing emissions from cars, believe they need to do more... "Although Overall, greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector in the United States fell by just under 1 percent in 2017. This represents a slowdown from 2016 and is far short of what the country needs to do in order to meet its commitments under the Paris climate accord" -Vox.com.


Funds spent on these can be channeled towards bettering the society and making life more easy for others.

3. USAGE OF FOSSIL FUELS

Nigeria and indeed the majority of African nations depend heavily on the burning of fossil fuels for their energy and power generation.

Regardless of the fact that the world is speedily moving away from these as sources of power, we seem to have stock at that point.

Fossil fuel burning causes a lot of problems for the society including but not limited to air pollution which leaves the society at the mercy of lung diseases and impaired health causing many deaths yearly.

4. CUTTING DOWN TREES WHILST PLANTING NONE

We need products from wood to carry on with our daily lives. From the toilet paper to the books used at schools and offices, wood products have become part and parcel of our daily lives.

The demands for these products have given rise to the cutting down of many trees. But there's a problem with that as there is no deliberate effort to plant as many trees as are being felled.

If the trend continues, in the future, we will have no trees to cut and would have turned out lush forests into barren land, destroying the ecosystem in the process.

5. WATER WASTAGE

Water is an essential part of our everyday life and the importance of clean, accessible drinking water cannot be overemphasized.

But we seem to have the penchant attitude of letting this precious liquid waste away. Many countries are short on water supply and will do anything to have stable drinkable water.


Taps are left to run without being monitored leading to wastage. Although the world is occupied mostly by water, it is important to note that not all them are suitable for drinking. The majority are salt water, unfit for human consumption.