Essay on Environmental Pollution
Environment Pollution refers to the introduction of harmful pollutants into the environment. The major types of environmental pollution are air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution. Deforestation and hazardous gaseous emissions also leads to environmental pollution.
During the last 10 years, the world has witnessed severe rise in environmental pollution. The scenario in India is also the same.
We all live on earth which, is but a planet, – and the only planet known to have an environment, where air and water are two basic things that sustain life. Without these air and water the earth would be like the other planets – no man, no animals, no plants. The biosphere in which living beings have their sustenance has oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, argon and water vapor. All these are well balanced to ensure and help a healthy growth of life in the animal world. This balance does not only help the life-cycles of animals and plants, but it also creates the perennial sources of minerals and energies without which the human civilization of to-day could not be built. It is for this balance that the human life and other forms of existence have flourished on earth for so many thousands of years.
But man, as the most intelligent animal, never stopped being inquisitive, nor was he content with the bounties of nature. His quest for knowledge and search for security succeeded in exploring newer and wider avenues of mysteries that remained baffling so long. Man’s excursions into the darkest regions of mysteries laid foundations for the stupendous civilisation, for the conquests of men had ensured their domination in their world and gave them a key to control all the forces in nature.
With the dawn of the age of science and technology the growth the development of human potentials were so enormous that man, as Supreme Being, was in a position even to defy his gods. And it is here that man first began losing control and...