"Affluent life style has a negative effect on the environment." Justify this statement with the help of an example.
Mention one negative effect of our affluent life style on the environment.
Affluent lifestyle has led to the exploitation of natural resources.
There are many consequences of exploitation of natural resources. Some examples are given below:
- Burning of fossil fuels creates air pollution. Excess amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere leads to global warming. Some polluting gases; like oxides of nitrogen and sulphur lead to acid rain, which is harmful for living beings. Acid rain is also harmful for monuments and buildings.
- Excess exploitation of groundwater leads to a drastic fall in water table. This is the reason many places are experiencing acute shortage of drinking water.
- Overuse of fertilisers and insecticides leads to soil pollution and soil erosion.
- Many pollutants are directly flown into water bodies. This has resulted in water pollution in many rivers, lakes and even in oceans.