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This chapter is based upon
degrading position of mother
earth. The present scenario of
India is highly deplorable as a
report of parliament’s estimates
committee highlights near
catastrophic depletion of India's
forests at the rate of 3.7 million
acres a year.
The article “The Ailing planet: The
Green movement's role“ was written by
Nani Palkhivala and published in "The
Indian Express" on 24th November
1994. The article raised vital issues
regarding the degrading environment
of the planet and immediate need to
promote sustainable development,
which have become the burning issues
of the day. However, despite
conscientious efforts of
environmentalists and the rapid
awareness towards "Green movement"
, the success story of depleting the
earth is bleak. The planet is heading
towards catastrophic depletion.
•Mankind is now the number one cause of all the
destruction happening on Earth.
• As well as trying to destroy each other on the battle-field,
we are the cause of a series of other disasters, beginning
with the industrial exploitation of the
resources of the Earth.
• The seas and oceans are being poisoned by chemical
products, oils, industrial and human waste.
• On land, especially in the industrial countries where most
waste is actually "manufactured", there is increasingly little
room to bury it and even when buried, noxious elements
leech out and destroy the health of the area.
•An even greater problem is the disposal of Atomic waste,
unsafe to dump into the sea and even more unsafe to bury
under the land.
• Forests are cut down for many reasons, but most of them
are related to money or to people’s need to provide for
their families.
Human activities that contribute to desertification include the
expansion and intensive use of agricultural lands, poor irrigation
practices, deforestation, and overgrazing. These unsustainable land
uses place enormous pressure on the land by altering its soil
chemistry and hydrology.
 The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has
increased by close to 30% since the start of the Industrial Revolution.
This has resulted in a widespread, ongoing extinction of other
species during the present geological epoch, now known as the
Holocene extinction.
The large-scale loss of species caused by human influence since
the 1950s has been called a biotic crisis, with an estimated 10% of
the total species lost as of 2007.
Earth's present condition is that it
is in a damaged state and under
threat from dangers including those
arising from global warming.
These threats include greenhouse
gases, droughts and floods, hunger
and famine and devastating diseases
such as malaria and aids.
 Some experts scientists are calling
for carbon taxes to cut the risk.
Damage from flooding alone could
run into billions of dollars as creeks
and estuaries begging to fill up and
• Climate change is seen by some scientists to
present the biggest threat to our world today.
The whole world needs to effect remedial
strategies by cooperating.
• Levels of gases such as carbon dioxide are
rising still and we are still at risk from
deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels.
• Greenhouse gases may cause the world to
warm up as heat cannot escape effectively
from the surface of the planet.
• As the world consumes ever more fossil fuel energy,
greenhouse gas concentrations will continue to rise and
Earth's average temperature will rise with them.
• Global warming will result in more hot days and fewer
cool days, with the greatest warming happening over
land. Longer, more intense heat waves will happen more
often.
• High latitudes and generally wet places will tend to
receive more rainfall, while tropical regions and
generally dry places will probably receive less rain.
• Increases in rainfall will
come ecosystems will shift
as those plants and
animals that adapt the
quickest will move into new
areas to compete with the
currently established
species.
• Those species that
cannot adapt quickly
enough will face
extinction.
• Scientists note with
increasing concern the
21st century could see one
•Keep your vehicle well
maintained. A poorly maintained
engine both creates more air
pollution and uses more fuel.
Replace oil and air filters
regularly, and keep your tires
inflated.
•Waste food material, paper,
decaying vegetables and
plastics should not be thrown
into open drains.
•Buying and using fluorescent
light bulbs Turning off lights
Less driving means fewer emissions. Besides saving
gasoline, walking and biking are great forms of exercise.
Explore your community mass transit system, and check
out options for carpooling to work or school.
When you do drive, make sure your car is running
efficiently.
For example, keeping your tires properly inflated can
improve your gas mileage by more than 3 percent. Every
gallon of gas you save not only helps your budget, it also
keeps 20 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
“We have not inherited this earth
from our forefathers; we have
borrowed it from our children.
- Lester Brown
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class 11 english ailing planet ppt

  • 1.
  • 2. This chapter is based upon degrading position of mother earth. The present scenario of India is highly deplorable as a report of parliament’s estimates committee highlights near catastrophic depletion of India's forests at the rate of 3.7 million acres a year.
  • 3. The article “The Ailing planet: The Green movement's role“ was written by Nani Palkhivala and published in "The Indian Express" on 24th November 1994. The article raised vital issues regarding the degrading environment of the planet and immediate need to promote sustainable development, which have become the burning issues of the day. However, despite conscientious efforts of environmentalists and the rapid awareness towards "Green movement" , the success story of depleting the earth is bleak. The planet is heading towards catastrophic depletion.
  • 4. •Mankind is now the number one cause of all the destruction happening on Earth. • As well as trying to destroy each other on the battle-field, we are the cause of a series of other disasters, beginning with the industrial exploitation of the resources of the Earth. • The seas and oceans are being poisoned by chemical products, oils, industrial and human waste.
  • 5. • On land, especially in the industrial countries where most waste is actually "manufactured", there is increasingly little room to bury it and even when buried, noxious elements leech out and destroy the health of the area. •An even greater problem is the disposal of Atomic waste, unsafe to dump into the sea and even more unsafe to bury under the land. • Forests are cut down for many reasons, but most of them are related to money or to people’s need to provide for their families.
  • 6. Human activities that contribute to desertification include the expansion and intensive use of agricultural lands, poor irrigation practices, deforestation, and overgrazing. These unsustainable land uses place enormous pressure on the land by altering its soil chemistry and hydrology.  The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased by close to 30% since the start of the Industrial Revolution. This has resulted in a widespread, ongoing extinction of other species during the present geological epoch, now known as the Holocene extinction. The large-scale loss of species caused by human influence since the 1950s has been called a biotic crisis, with an estimated 10% of the total species lost as of 2007.
  • 7.
  • 8. Earth's present condition is that it is in a damaged state and under threat from dangers including those arising from global warming. These threats include greenhouse gases, droughts and floods, hunger and famine and devastating diseases such as malaria and aids.  Some experts scientists are calling for carbon taxes to cut the risk. Damage from flooding alone could run into billions of dollars as creeks and estuaries begging to fill up and
  • 9. • Climate change is seen by some scientists to present the biggest threat to our world today. The whole world needs to effect remedial strategies by cooperating. • Levels of gases such as carbon dioxide are rising still and we are still at risk from deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels. • Greenhouse gases may cause the world to warm up as heat cannot escape effectively from the surface of the planet.
  • 10. • As the world consumes ever more fossil fuel energy, greenhouse gas concentrations will continue to rise and Earth's average temperature will rise with them. • Global warming will result in more hot days and fewer cool days, with the greatest warming happening over land. Longer, more intense heat waves will happen more often. • High latitudes and generally wet places will tend to receive more rainfall, while tropical regions and generally dry places will probably receive less rain.
  • 11. • Increases in rainfall will come ecosystems will shift as those plants and animals that adapt the quickest will move into new areas to compete with the currently established species. • Those species that cannot adapt quickly enough will face extinction. • Scientists note with increasing concern the 21st century could see one
  • 12. •Keep your vehicle well maintained. A poorly maintained engine both creates more air pollution and uses more fuel. Replace oil and air filters regularly, and keep your tires inflated. •Waste food material, paper, decaying vegetables and plastics should not be thrown into open drains. •Buying and using fluorescent light bulbs Turning off lights
  • 13. Less driving means fewer emissions. Besides saving gasoline, walking and biking are great forms of exercise. Explore your community mass transit system, and check out options for carpooling to work or school. When you do drive, make sure your car is running efficiently. For example, keeping your tires properly inflated can improve your gas mileage by more than 3 percent. Every gallon of gas you save not only helps your budget, it also keeps 20 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
  • 14. “We have not inherited this earth from our forefathers; we have borrowed it from our children. - Lester Brown