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[Ambassador report] Thematic Report - Calculating the environmental cost of one of human activities

by Sainath Manikandan | 19-05-2020 16:44 Comments 7 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

Different types of pollution, wasting natural resources, overpopulation, cutting down of trees,….are a few impacts on the environment created by humans. Have you ever wondered the consequences of these acts?

The reality that we are facing in the past couple of years. We have seen the drastic climate change, quality of air and water deterioration to name a few. This in turn is going to affect all living beings on this earth. Animals are also getting affected and face health issues due to air pollution.

We have heard about different types of pollution – water, soil, noise, air….. I am going to discuss about the impact of air pollution to the environment and humans.

Air pollution is mostly created by us. The emissions come out from the different mode of transportation such as cars, bikes, planes and from factories. The smoke coming out from cigars are also causing air pollution.

Now let’s see the sources of air pollution.

1.      Anthropogenic sources are man-made sources of pollution.

2.      Some smokes come out naturally such as the smoke coming out due to wildfires or volcanoes are known as natural sources.

While comparing cities with towns and villages, air pollution is most prevalent in very large cities where the use of different modes of transportation is in increase.

Have you heard the word smog? Smoke + Fog is Smog. You might have seen the air murky i.e. it often appears like a cloud but it is actually polluted air. Sometimes air pollution occurs inside a house also. When you burn a charcoal or wood, smoke is released which leads to breathing difficulties.

As I said before it is not only humans that are getting affected due to air pollution but all living beings on this earth such as animals, plants and their ecosystems. Some particles of air pollution do fall on to earth. This leads to the contamination of soil, water. A few particles also destroy crops, young plants, trees,…

Acid Rain is created when Nitrogen Oxide and Sulphur Dioxide mix with water and oxygen. We have seen a few famous monuments in India getting decayed over the years. The reason for this is acid rain. When they fall on earth, it cause serious damages to monuments, building, soil, water, plants and crops.

You might read in the news that according to WHO, the most polluted cities are Beijing, Cairo, Lima, Karachi, New Delhi, Los Angeles and California. At present due to lockdown, air pollution is reduced considerably and we have seen beautiful pictures of various mountains that are visible from a distance. So it is our responsibility as global citizens to take care of our environment even after the normal life resumes after lockdown.

We need to take measures to reduce the air pollution every day. We can opt for alternatives such as car pooling, using public transportation, cycling or walking to reduce our vehicle emissions.

Let’s heal the environment and love the nature.

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Sang Su Mentor

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

    As the society is evolving, so much cost occurs. One of the cost might be air pollution. Once, I read a news article that many future generation would have short-life expectation age. The reason is because of the air pollution. We need to raise awareness about this pollution and try to reduce it by taking action as you've mentioned at the last sentence!

    Green Cheers~!
    Posted 25-05-2020 19:17

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 Calculating the environmental cost of one of human activities

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

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 24-05-2020 22:20

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings sainath
    I hope you are doing well
    Human are the one to hurt the environment and human must be the one to heal.
    Lets heal
    Thank you so much for this report
    Keep writing
    Green cheers
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 22-05-2020 14:47

Bal krishna Pandey

  • Bal krishna Pandey says :
    Hello Sainath,
    its me Bal krishna from Nepal
    thank you very much for your report on air pollution.We need to take measures to reduce the air pollution every day.
    green cheers
    Posted 20-05-2020 18:50

Manisha Pokhrel

  • Manisha Pokhrel says :
    Hello Sainath,

    I hope u are doing great.

    Keep writing!
    Posted 20-05-2020 18:43

Taehyun Mentor

  • Taehyun Mentor says :
    Hello Sainath Manikandan, this is mentor Taehyun!

    Thank you for your article on air pollution! I think air pollution is getting worse these days due to people's activities in so many cities and the operation of factories. There are so many ways to prevent air pollution because there are so many sources of pollution, and the new way to deal with the Corona crisis is to limit people's activities, but it's unclear whether it will actually happen in everyday life!

    Thank you for the report!

    Green cheers!
    Posted 20-05-2020 14:59

Sonika Pariyar

  • Sonika Pariyar says :
    Hello Sainath!

    I hope you are fine and doing great!
    Human activities has causes different environmental problems like air pollution.Thanks for sharing the cause of air pollution ,smog and its cost on environment.

    keep on sharing!



    Posted 19-05-2020 17:57

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