Environmental Issues

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Environmental Issues by Mind Map: Environmental Issues

1. Pollution

1.1. Air pollution is caused by various gases and toxins released by industries and factories

1.1.1. affects our every day lives

1.1.1.1. many different forms of pollution; air, water,soil, radioactive, noise, heat/thermal and light

2. Over population

2.1. exceeding the capacity of earth

3. Global warming

3.1. increasing temperature of the earth's atmosphere

4. Waste Disposal

5. Ocean Acidification

6. Acid rain

6.1. Rain that is unusually acidic- elevated levels of hydrogen ions

6.1.1. Effects: harmful on plants, aquatic animals, infrastructure

6.1.1.1. Greater impact on lakes, streams,

7. Loss of Biodiversity

8. Deforestation

8.1. loss of species: Seventy percent of the world’s plants and animals live in forests and are losing their habitats to deforestation

9. Water Pollution

9.1. water pollution is caused by sewage and waste that is put in the water

9.1.1. Every year the world generates 400 billion tons of industrial waste

9.1.1.1. 40 percent of the worlds water is polluted

10. Ozone Layer Depletion

10.1. Ozone Layer protects us from the harmful sun rays. Toxic gases like Chlorine

11. Genetic Engineering

12. Urban Sprawl

12.1. Increased Air Pollution: More frequent use of automobiles can increase air pollution. Longer and more frequent commutes are a major concern associated with urban sprawl.

12.1.1. People living in suburban areas are more likely to be obese than people living in urban areas

13. Public Health Issues

13.1. Environmental problems has a big impact on humans and animals. Dirty water, toxins, carrying organisms in river, Dengue,etc.

14. Drought

15. Natural Resource Depletion

15.1. We're running out of water, oil and forests are being destroyed each year.