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Free Report - What are the effects of technology on the environment?

by Sainath Manikandan | 05-04-2020 16:34 recommendations 0 recommendations

We are living in the 21st century. We can’t imagine a day without using the technology. Have you ever wondered the effects of using technology on our environment?

I am going to discuss regarding the same with you all.

We are seeing a drastic change in climate around us. The reason behind is technology. The temperature is increasing, weather and climate is changing drastically in some parts, increase in diseases, and many more issues.

I want to share a few factors that harms our environment due to technology.

1.       Increase in power consumption – Citizens of today are mostly dependent on electronic gadgets maybe it is their mobile, IPads, Computers, T.Vs. It is being used at home, office, school,…. This leads to excess power consumption. A few centuries before, electricity was used only for lighting their house. It is not the case today. It is being used 24/7 for charging our gadgets and other household appliances. We consume power for our kitchen appliances such as mixer, grinder, fridge, oven and for dishwasher. Apart from that we use washing machine, t.v, computer. So all this leads to the increase in power consumption.

2.       Increase in pollution due to travel – In the olden days, people relied on animals for travel such as bullock carts, horses and camels and others. Now most of us, prefer to travel by planes to save our time but this adversely effects our environment. This increases in the pollution of air, land, water, noise,…

3.       Electronic waste generation – The amount of e-waste generated every year is increasing due to upgradation in technology. We prefer to switch over to the latest electronic gadgets. So this leads to the wastage of the old gadgets. There are many substances that are used in the manufacture of these gadgets such as arsenic, lead, mercury and many more. When these old gadgets are not properly recycled and if you just throw them away in landfills it causes serious life threating issues on our health as well as to the environment. We need to follow the 6Rs – Reduce, reuse, recycle, repair, rethink and refuse. It is our prime responsibility to strictly follow the 6Rs to save our environment.

4.       Deforestation – We tend to cut down on our trees and forests as we require more space and land area for our technological advancement. This leads to the depletion of the natural habitats of animals and birds and also they become endangered or extinct. There is also loss of biodiversity and thereby it affects our environment.

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https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.independent.co.uk%2Fenvironment%2Felectronic-waste-recycling-un-report-landfill-phones-minerals-world-economic-forum-davos-a8744371.html&psig=AOvVaw3Cn256loO0VP9hiho0K9DR&ust=1586157687138000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CA0QjhxqFwoTCJDd2qDg0OgCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAD

 

 
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12 Comments

Susmita Adhikari

  • Susmita Adhikari says :
    Hello
    I hope you are doing well

    Thank you so much for this report
    Regards
    Susmita
    Posted 23-04-2020 00:17

Sudha  Bhandari

  • Sudha Bhandari says :
    Thank you so much for sharing such an informative report.
    Posted 13-04-2020 15:08

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Sainath

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about What are the effects of technology on the environment?

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 10-04-2020 19:31

Sang Su Mentor

  • Sang Su Mentor says :
    Hi Sainath Manikandan, this is a mentor Sang Su Lee.

    Thank you for your article warning the current situation regarding the technology and its impact on the environment. I believe that always the excessive usage of something is a problem. People do not know how to satisfy. However, if people realize that their greed is really harmful to the environment, this problem would be solved. I hope this current trend would not be continued in the future.

    Thank you so much for your report!
    Posted 07-04-2020 00:19

Aida Daeichiyan karandi

  • Aida Daeichiyan karandi says :
    Hello Sainath Manikandan,
    good report.thanks
    GREEN CHEERS FROM IRAN!!
    Posted 06-04-2020 13:32

Taehyun Mentor

  • Taehyun Mentor says :
    Hello Sainath Manikandan, greeting from mentor Taehyun!

    Thank you for a report about a dark side with advanced technology. Your opinion is true! Even though we use advanced technologies to make our life better, but at the same moment, our environment is going to a real danger. I'm impressed with the 4 factors which you've suggested and the four opinions are all true. Especially, 6R rule, I think that is really powerful and useful for environment protection.

    Thank you for the report!

    Green cheers!
    Posted 06-04-2020 00:23

Fahd Rasul

  • Fahd Rasul says :
    very thought provoking article.
    Posted 05-04-2020 22:50

Arjun Anand

  • Arjun Anand says :
    Hello,
    Thank you for sharing this informative report.
    Arjun Anand

    Posted 05-04-2020 18:41

sandesh thapa

  • sandesh thapa says :
    thanks for sharing this report
    Posted 05-04-2020 17:38

Smriti Baral

  • Smriti Baral says :
    Keep on writing
    Posted 05-04-2020 17:18

Ganga Timilsina

ALOK DHAKAL

  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Informative piece of report, keep on writing!!
    Posted 05-04-2020 17:05

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