The inventions of railroad tracks, automobiles, telephones, airplanes and electricity are a part of industrialization and the growth of cities, urbanization, during the late 1800s and early 1900s....
Industrialization and urbanization are just like brothers that grow and develop together and developed each other (Lexicon Universal Encyclopedia, 1997).
The first is more related to the environmental aspect that I am examining: it states that high population growth leads to poverty (Malthus) simply because the environment does not have sufficient resource bases to support such a large amount of people.
When many scholars trace back the historical roots of the problems of ecological environment, naturally they will be concern about the traditional mode of agricultural production, even back to the age when the foundation of traditional agricultural technology system was formed.
Fossil fuels, such as petroleum, coal, and natural gas, all include some very serious environmental concerns with their essential energy usage abilities.
But Latin American countries continue to prioritize their economic development in the region instead of implementing their obligations to protect the environment for future generations.
Deforestation is a very real threat to the environment in this regard in that trees in forests have an incredible ability to absorb carbon dioxide, which is the product of many of our present day energy sources.
air pollution, green house gases emission, global warming, climatic disasters,
water shortages, drinking water contamination, freshwater and marine pollution,
deforestation, and other environmental problems are becoming serious threats to the wellbeing
of mankind in this age of industrialization.
Regardless of whether or not pollution increases as population increases, (Edwin Dolin strongly refutes this principle that population increases lead to increases in pollution) the statistics nonetheless illustrate that increased population, and now what many consider overpopulation, has without a doubt led to continuingly deteriorating environmental conditions.
58.) Nonetheless, in spite of such stark improvements in technological efficiency and capability, the fact remains that one in five people worldwide lives malnourished and without adequate housing.
In spite of flourishing economic growth and a rise in the standard of living, industrialization has had adverse effects on the environment and caused widespread pollution.
Throughout history water sources were a fixture of a civilization, but pollute that source and you risk the health of everyone.
159) Such a massive and still increasing population, combined with the environmentally detrimental repercussions of industrialization (as a result of the need to sustain such a large population), namely pollution from fossil fuels, has begun to take a serious toll on our planet’s ecosystem.
This chapter provides the true global assessment of the
scale of the direct impacts of industrialization on human environment and atmosphere,
the steps that can be taken to curb industrial pollution and policy recommendations for