What is an example of an environment?
Journal: Ecology and Ecosystem Science (EES)
Author: Steve Ambovo, Ernestine S. Covey, Michael M. India faces
The major environmental problems that India faces are pollution such as air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution, improper disposal of chemical waste, leakage of harmful gases etc. are just some of the environmental problems.
Pollution refers to the imbalance caused by human activity in the environment. This imbalance can lead to health problems that can affect future generations. It is caused by man-made activities. It is necessary to protect the environment because the current generations are only the guardians of the future generations. It is their responsibility to give the country the future in a correct and healthy way. Let’s try to understand the different types of pollution and their effects on the environment.
Environmental history is a new discipline that emerged during the 1960s and 1970s. This was a direct result of the growing awareness of global environmental problems such as water and air pollution with pesticides, depletion of the ozone layer, and increasing human-caused greenhouse effect. In this development, historians have begun to search for the sources of contemporary problems, drawing on knowledge of the entire field of scientific disciplines and disciplines that have developed over the past century (Thoen 1996:1; Worster 1988:190; Verstegen & van Zanden 1993:11). We can distinguish between two important sources of environmental history from the nineteenth century: ecology and geography. In modern environmental history, ecological concepts are used to analyze past environments and geography to study the ever-changing face of the Earth. The Earth’s surface is constantly changing and reshaping under geological, climatic, biological and human forces. At the beginning of the 20th century, geographers emphasized the influence of the physical environment on the development of human society. The idea of the influence of the physical environment on civilizations was first adapted by historians of the Annales School to describe the long-term developments that shape human history (Bramwell 1989:40-41; Worster 1988:306; Burke 1991:14-15).
Two other roots of environmental history are archeology and anthropology, the latter bringing ecology into the human sciences. The emergence of world history, with the work of MacNeil and Thomas (McNeil: 1967; Thomas 1956), provided, among others, interdisciplinary, continental, and even global research in history. Ecology and the interdisciplinary method later became important features of environmental history (Thoen 1996:2). (texajp_7)