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The horror of Environmental Disasters

Chemical Spills, Earthquakes, War, Floods, Hurricanes, Landslides, Monsoons, Nuclear Disasters, Oil Spills, Tidal Waves, Tornadoes, Volcanoes, Wildfires. One could never imagine the list to be this long. A horrifying fact.

An environmental disaster is a disaster is caused by adverse human activity.  The impact of humans interference of the eco-system has led to stark damage to the planet and the its environment.

Chemical Spills refer to industrial and toxic waste onto land and water which affects the Earth’s envrioment adversely. Oil spill is the release of oil (crude oil, refined petroleum products or by-products, oily refuse, oil mixed in waste, or oily ballast) into the natural environment. The term often refers to marine oil spills where oil is released into the ocean or coastal waters.

While more and more nations are building up on their advance weaponry and nuclear arms, there is little to prevent environmental disaster should these weapons of mass destruction be used. Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be obliterated, beneath the mass graves of the global nuclear aftermath.

Nature has always had its way of balancing its enviromental balance. Natural disasters like Avalanche,  Hurricanes, Tropical cyclones, Typhoons, Hailstorms,  Heat waves, Ice storms, Landslides and Mudslides, Tornadoes, Tsunamis and Wildfires occur in frequent intervals around the globe and cause substantial damage and human loss.
However, they have also been Nature’s way of balancing over-population and over-proliferation of all life forms.

But thanks to gross human indifference to the negative effects of development and negligence towards enviroment protection, the world today is a sorry place to live in. These natural disasters are no longer triggered off by Nature herself but by human activities. Abnormal usage of the planet’s reserves has accelerated the depletion of natural resources. This in turn has caused complex fluctuations in atmospheric pressure and surface temperatures which is changing weather patterns across the globe. Global warming is fast on the rise, with melting glaciers and fierce storms threatening to submerge the planet.

It’s race against time now. We have to take decisive action today to stop global warming, even though we too late to prevent future generations from realising effects of the damage already done.