The Environmental Threats Our World Is Facing Today

Manju Santhakumari, Netramani Sagar

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Environmental threats are harmful after-effects of the human activities to the physical environment plaguing the planet with pollution, deforestation, climate change, ozone depletion, and water scarcity. This chapter addresses the three vital parameters such as water, air and climate, to enhance the consciousness among the people. Water scarcity is a severe environmental issue and needs potentially sustainable methods to address the threat. This study emphasizes the techniques to overcome the water crisis, such as wastewater reclamation methods, desalination, and conservation techniques. The work highlights the toxic mixture of particles and gases resulting in air pollution and its effect on humans, animals, and plants. The study focuses the global climate change, another potential future concern and must be defined at our time for our future generations due to rising sea level and catastrophic flooding, shifting weather pattern, and deadly heatwaves. Finally, the work discusses intelligent actions to enhance climate resilience, such as adaptation and mitigation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Environmental Materials Management
EditorsChaudhery Mustansar Hussain
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-58538-3
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes


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