First, the depletion of the Ozone layer and the formation of smog over many cities has been associated with the increased prevalence of green house cases noted in many regions in the world. The effects of the green house gases have mainly been associated with cancer as majority of them are carcinogenic. Desertification has been a new concern, as the seasons are changing and the ice melting on the poles. Scientists have raised an alarm due to the increased temperature on earth that has been a result of industrialization and the depletion of the Ozone layer.
Leakages have been experienced in many regions of the world; an example is the one that happened at Cold Lake in Canada where bitumen tanks leaked and aquatic life in the lake was affected adversely. Many forests have been destroyed to pave way for developmental plans that include agriculture and industries. The rising human population has also come under scrutiny with the current world’s population approaching eight billion people. This means that as the population continues to rise, more resources and space will be needed to cater for the added population and this will lead to more destruction to the environment.
Efforts to maintain a green environment have been futile as the call for industrialization especially in the developing countries is stronger. The damage caused is irreversible and man seems to be slowly designing his destiny. With the new complications and the medical concerns arising with the rising population, the destiny of humankind seems brink. All this can be attributed to the development in technology and man’s failure to heed caution as the effects of the destruction seems clear but he goes ahead to impose further destruction to the environment.
One may never know what will arise tomorrow. Increased Warfare Another concern that has been noted is the advancement in the weapons used during war. With the inventing of nuclear and atomic bombs, there are worries that in case of a war erupting and the countries using their arsenal, then the world would be destroyed within a short time. To the end of World War II, United States used atomic bombs to attack Nagasaki and Hiroshima in Japan.
The effect of the bombs is still be felt today as the children being born have deficiencies which were caused by mutations inflicted by the content used in the atomic bombs. That was in 1945. With sixty-nine years down the line and with new innovations coming up daily one cannot imagine the effect that would be caused by the weapons that are in store today.