Opinion | Environmental challenges call for a holistic approach4 min read 05 Dec 2019, 09:41 PM IST
Mankind’s progress has had unintended consequences on the environment. These include climate change, extreme weather events and the reduced availability of potable water
Unintended consequences of human progress over the past decades have begun to adversely impact the environment we live in, which provides the basic conditions for life on earth to exist. For example, the layer of ozone in the upper atmosphere, which protects us from harmful radiation, is being depleted due to our excessive use of aerosol chemicals. Predictions made back in the 1980s about climate change are starting to come true. Extreme weather events around the world appear to be more common than before. Cities like Chennai and Mumbai get flooded during the monsoon, and yet run out of water later in the year.
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