Modern society is inextricably linked with the ecology of the planet as a whole, in connection with which we can state the existence of social environmental problems. Among them, the most relevant are the following:
Most environmental problems are caused by humans. Let’s talk about some social and environmental problems in more detail.
Human population growth
Every year the world’s population increases, which leads to a “population explosion”. According to experts, the largest population growth occurs in states that develop. The population in them is 3/4 of the population of mankind as a whole, and they get food only 1/3 of the amount of the entire planet. All this leads to an aggravation of environmental and social problems. Because there is not enough food in some countries, about 12 thousand people die of hunger every year in the world. Other problems that have emerged as a result of population growth are urbanization and increased consumption.
There is a food crisis in the field of environmental social problems. Experts considered that the norm per person is 1 ton of grain per year, and such an amount would help solve the problem of hunger. However, at the moment, a little more than 1.5 billion. tons of grain crops. The problem of food shortage became noticeable only when there was a significant increase in population.
The lack of food is not the only problem of the resource crisis. The acute problem is the shortage of drinking water. A huge number of people die from dehydration every year. In addition, there are not enough energy resources needed for industry, maintenance of residential buildings, public institutions.
Changing the gene pool
Negative impacts on nature affect changes in the gene pool on a global scale. Under the influence of physical and chemical factors, mutations occur. In the future, this contributes to the development of diseases and pathologies that are inherited.
Not so long ago, the connection of environmental and social problems was established, but this influence is obvious. Many problems generated by society turn into a number of environmental problems. Thus, active anthropogenic activity destroys not only the natural world, but also leads to a deterioration in the life of every person.