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Environmental Degradation

April 22, 2011
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This is deterioration of environment through depletion of resources such as air, water, and soil; the destruction of ecosystem and the extinction of wildlife. The United Nation’s High-level Caution panel has identified 10 threats with environmental degradation topping the list. These are;

• Environmental degradation
• Genocide
• Infectious diseases
• Interstate war
• Civil war
• Poverty
• Other atrocities {e.g. trade in women and children for sexual slavery}
• Terrorism
• Weapon for mass destruction
• Transnational organized crime

Environment degradation is of many types. When natural habitats are destroyed or natural resources are depleted, the environment is degraded. Environmental change and human health is a special section of world resources. This report describes how preventable illness and premature deaths are still occurring in large numbers. If fast improvement is made in human health, millions of people would live longer and healthier lives than before. In these poorest regions of then world it has been estimated that 11 million children do not live to see their 5th birthday due to environmental diseases.

Environmental Issues

These are the negative issues of human activity on the biophysical environment, environmentalism, a social and environment movement. Large amount of data has been gathered and these are collated into reports of which a common type is the state of environment publication.

Environmental issues are addressed at a regional, nation or international level by the government organization. Sustainability is the key to preventing or reducing the effect of environmental issues. There is now clear scientific evidence that humanity is living unsustainable

Aviation on Environment

This occurs because aircraft engines emit noise particulates and gases which contribute to climate change and global dimming. Like human activities involving combustion, most form of aviation release carbon-dioxide and other greenhouse gasses in the earth’s atmosphere, contributing to the acceleration global warming and ocean acidification.

In addition to the carbon-dioxide released by most aircraft in flight through the burning of fuels such as the turbine aircraft the aviation also contributes greenhouse gas emission from ground air port vehicles and those used by passengers and staffs to access airport as well as through emissions generated by the production of energy used in airport buildings, the manufacture of aircrafts and the construction of airport infrastructure

Total Climate Effects

In attempting to aggregate and quantify the total climate impact of aircraft emission the intergovernmental panel on climate change has estimated that aviation’s total climate impact is some 2-4 times that of its direct carbon-dioxide emissions alone. This is measured as radiative forcing

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