One of the curses of rapid industrialization is “Environmental Pollution”. The commencement of industrial revolutions increases the burning of the fossil fuels which are considered as the major contributors to pollution. Rapid deforestation along with urbanization is adding fuel to this problem. Now, this problem of environmental pollution has reached the zenith and the global community cannot ignore it further. Most of you must be aware of that fact that burning of fossil fuels leads to the emission of greenhouse gases. These gases have the ability to trap the sun’s radiation which would have reflected back otherwise. Owing to this, the earth’s atmosphere is getting hotter by the passing of every single day, further raising other issues like melting ice caps, warming oceans, etc. There are several factors which are contributing towards pollution like depositing of waste in rivers or sea, use of chemical fertilizers in agriculture, etc.
The climate change, pollution, and global warming, all are interconnected and are offering an adverse impact on the health of millions of people. A major report has revealed that pollution has deteriorated the health of hundreds of people around the world and is considered as the main factor for diseases like asthma, cancer, COPD, birth defects, etc. Some of the man-made hazards like Pesticides, chemicals, radiation, air pollution, and water pollution are believed to be the significant contributors to human illnesses.
The published research has suggested that many common infectious diseases are affected by climate change. One such disease is malaria. It is believed that climate change could help malaria spread. Malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles. These are considered as highly sensitive to climate variations. Scientists believe that increasing global temperatures could cause the range of Anopheles mosquitoes to expand, which would eventually result in increasing the spread of malaria to humans.
Apart from this, the recently published research is also pointing that heat waves are affecting health standards of the people while global warming is boosting the transmission of deadly diseases such as dengue fever. The emission of carbon in the atmosphere is responsible for diseases like Asthma. Researchers are suggesting that ground-level ozone can harm the lungs. The ground level oxygen is formed when chemicals emitted out from cars, power plants, and factories mix with sunlight. The ill effects of climate change or global warming are not confined to land only; they are also affecting organisms living in water. The warming and acidification of oceans are offering an adverse impact on marine life. These effects are making them more prone to diseases. Furthermore, they are also adversely affecting their reproduction.
It’s time for the global community to put a check on climate change, pollution, and global warming. We should start spreading awareness about these problems as most of the people still take these as myth. We should start using eco-friendly products and resort ourselves to use electric cars, public transport, LEDs, etc. Moreover, the global community should fuel up research towards the use of sustainable energy resources like solar, wind, tidal, biofuels, etc.