IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management) Environmental Issues-Environmental Pollution and Degradation Study Material (Page 6 of 15)

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Human Actions Detrimental to Environment: Summary of Anthropogenic Problems

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History begins with Greeks, Romans, and Phoenicians who brought about changes in environment and civilization. This was followed by industrial revolution that brought changes in Europe and Asia, Africa, etc. Man has been altering the environment drastically according to his own needs.

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Human Actions Detrimental to Environment: Classification of Human Actions

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Classification of Human Actions

Human impact on natural environment can be classified based on the affected entity. Following is a possible classification with examples.

  • Climate: Global warming and ozone depletion
  • Air: Pollution, acid rain, urban heat island
  • Land: Dereliction and wasteland creation
  • Soil: Soil erosion, salinization, and laterization (chemical weathering)
  • Water: Construction of dams, eutrophication, and pollution
  • Vegetation: Deforestation and desertification
  • Animals: Extinction, introduct…

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