Written by | Abdul Saboor
here is a strange pardon which modern day man gives. We all are aware of something which is dangerous our health, but we keep on ignoring it till it becomes unsolvable for us. The same case is with pollution.here is a strange pardon which modern day man gives. We all are aware of something which is dangerous our health, but we keep on ignoring it till it becomes unsolvable for us. The same case is with pollution.
In the past, pollution did not pose any threat to human beings, but now-a-days, it has proved itself alarming. Not only under-developed but also developed countries are facing this problem. In fact, the developed countries are more affected, and are the main cause of increasing pollution.
There are many factors involved in pollution and corruption of the atmosphere. The first, and the most dangerous, cause of pollution is attributed to the uncontrolled growth of industries. People, in the name of industrialisation, have produced hordes of pollution creating places, which are better known as 'The Industries'.
Industries release pollutants that lead us to photochemical smog, haze and acidification. Due to industrial discharges, and the indescriminate disposal of raw materials, land pollution takes place. And it is seen that the emission of smoke and the disposal of raw materials into rivers, contributes to air and water pollution; due to which human beings, birds and marine life are all affected in turn.
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The second cause is our destroying of trees. We, in order to fulfill our material needs, have simply forgotten that trees are the only source by which we can make the atmosphere pollution free.
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And finally, the third cause, it is our use of automobiles. In many cities of Pakistan, and all over the world, the number of automobiles is higher than the number of people. If we talk about Pakistan, in 1998, there were 4 million cars running on the road, and by 2008 the number has risen to 8 million cars. This is a 100 percent increase in the short span of ten years. According the Dawn Newspaper, 80% of air pollution of Pakistan comes from the Urban areas; which have a large number of automobiles running.
Smoke emitted by automobiles directly affect the ozone layer, due to which we are now facing Global Warming.
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In order to avoid pollution many measures have been taken by the UNO, but despite that, pollution is increasing day by day due to general lack of awareness. Pollution can be minimised or even avoided entirely if and only if, we take some measures both collectively and individually. By ensuring that we will use pollution free automobiles, by disposing raw materials and other wastes in an environmnentally friendly manner, and by abstaining from the gross cutting of trees.
How serious is pollution a problem?
Is it possible for an individual to stop pollution?
Which form of pollution irritates you most (e.g. Noise pollution, Air pollution, Water pollution, Soil Pollution)?