Business Activities and its Impact on Environment and Society

If you’re reading this, I believe that you are also curious about how we can contribute to a better future for you and for everyone you love. You want to find out what activities cause environmental issues such as global warming/climate change. For sure, you already know some, but you still want to verify it, right? So, let’s get started and learn about those nasty habits. 🙂

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In my last post (view here), I talked about the prediction of scientists that within 100 years, human beings will face their extinction. Also, I mentioned about the two sides of the debate on whether global warming is a major priority in our society or not, and about global warming and its consequences. Now, let’s take a look at the business  activities linked to environmental issues of today.

5 Examples of Human activities that contribute to Environmental and Societal Issues:

  1. Waste Disposal

    • If you would sit down and think about it, how many wastes do you think are being thrown to landfills everyday? Waste disposal is a daily task; in the house, school and work
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      place. Because of our daily needs and additional consumptions, waste disposal is hardly organized and sometimes, everyone throws their garbage anywhere.

    • Maybe, some people may think that one piece of paper is not a big deal, but if you put it in general context where every person loiter in the same place, you will see that each contribution makes a great impact on the environment like this picture. Consequently, we will not only suffer from loss of territorial space, but also the animals will suffer as they may be poisoned or get killed by eating our wastes. It will then cause imbalance in the ecosystem and also produce methane and other gases that contribute to global warming/climate change for example. Then, everyone will eat dead animals and no more space for vegetation.
  2. Overconsumption

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    • Overconsumption also contributes to Global Warming as businesses are required to produce goods and services by getting their raw materials which are natural resources. Nowadays, we consume more than what we need, and we consume or buy these products for pleasure most of the time. While take all the natural resources out from the environment, it causes an imbalance in nature. Moreover, the production processes create pollution and produce gases that affect the atmosphere, thus make up the Greenhouse Effect link to Global warming. As a result, there are climate change, melting of the icebergs, rising of the sea level, and more. Therefore, our way of living is also affected in a way that they threaten our very own existence.
  3. Transportation

    • Another factor of Global warming is the transportation. It contributes to Global warming, because the different
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      modes of transportation produce different kinds and amount of greenhouse gases that are released in the atmosphere. Because of the greenhouse gases present in the atmosphere, the heat coming from the sun that should be released back to space are being trapped inside the Earth which is why there is Global warming. These greenhouse gases also contribute to the wearing out of the ozone layer that protects us from unhealthy and dangerous rays such as ultra-violet rays. Therefore, it causes climate change as heat is trapped in our atmosphere, and health problems like skin irritation, and skin cancer due to unhealthy radiations and solar rays.

  4. Mining

    • Mining is a business activity that contributes a lot to Global warming and environmental degradation. In the article Mining Impacts by Greenpeace International, it says that “bad mining practices can ignite coal fires, which can burn for decades, release fly ash and smoke laden with greenhouse gasses and toxic chemicals. Furthermore mining releases coal mine methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. Coal dust inhalation causes black lung disease among miners and those who live nearby, and mine accidents kill thousands every year. Coal mining displaces whole communities, forced off their land by expanding mines, coal fires, subsidence and contaminated water supplies”, which means that mining affects not only our environment, but also affects the people on the site and the people living near the mining sites. Therefore, mining should be minimized, because it is very dangerous to our health and environment.
  5. Deforestation

    • Lastly, deforestation is also a major factor that contributes to Global warming and also our extinction, because it destroys not only our forest, but also the Earth. By cutting a lot of trees, we are reducing the supply of oxygen that we need in order to live on Earth. It also increases the amount of carbon dioxide in the air which is lethal to our system, because deforestation decreases the number of trees and plants that absorb this gas. Therefore, we will not be able to breath and live long on Earth, and the consequences of Global warming will gradually increase and even more perilous. In addition to that, deforestation destroys and limits the habitats of animals and other plants.

Well, these are some examples of human activities that contribute to Global Warming. How about you? What human activities do you think have an impact on the Environment and on the Society? Share it on the comment section. Thank you for visiting! 🙂 Hope to hear your opinion soon.


One thought on “Business Activities and its Impact on Environment and Society

  1. Thank you for this amazing article!
    as normal persons what we can do is just small things but even only that will help the earth.


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