Sadly, over the past century - man's demand for various resources has grown exponentially and brought havoc to all eco systems. Humans - as a special creation of God, has become the very reason why a once beautiful planet is slowly 'dying' and fast deteriorating...
The top 4 environmental threats today, which are all anthropological (human-caused) are summed up as these;
- Over population (OR - high density, or high number of people over carrying capacity). Imagine, we've grown from 3bn in the early 1960's, to about 6.7 bn today (more than double in around 50yrs). Today, our rate of resource consumption is at 140% mark (over by 40% on 100 ceiling) - w/c means we're eating up above the supply line and IN THE PROCESS of collapsing our supply system.
- Global Warming (leading to climate change) - increasing our global temperature to a few degrees w/in the next 20-50yrs will surely mean killing some eco-systems; decreasing basic supply for the ever-increasing demand for food, water, other things. A +6 degrees C in global temperature w/in the next 100-200 yrs will probably wipe out humanity. Good for other surviving species - but bad news for all of us.
- Monstrous amount of trash! Not just in our rivers, mountains - but the oceans. Did you know about the North Pacific Garbage patch? The eastern side has a floating garbage (mostly plastics) more than double the size of Texas? That's a continent of trash! Eventually - this will impact our ecosystem and severly affect, if not end our basic supply system.
- Destruction of eco-system and extinction of some species. We live in a complex web of interconnected living eco-systems. Each species in each eco-system plays a role in maintaining a healthy & habitable biosphere. Think biosphere as your own human body, with complex processes ranging from digestion, nutrition & O2 supply thru blood system, protein repair and maintenance, etc. If one area is affected (ex. introduce a venom in your blood) - all systems will eventually crash!
There are many more sad news happening around the world today. Awareness is just one thing, action is also another thing - QUICK MASS ACTION is something else...& it could save us.