Overall Impact of Land Usage and Its Environmental Issues
In the early beginnings of environmental awareness, present day apprehensions were considered as mere hypothetical assumptions by those who refused to listen to the warnings of scholarly researches.What we see now as the current state of natural land resources in the US is just a representation of all other land conditions in countries all across the globe. Due to this, scientists and researchers foresee food shortage as inevitable.
Today, as world population continues to increase, the relentless applications of modern technologies to meet food production have brought about more topsoil erosions. Arable lands became unfit as pollution, degradation, salination and acidification continue to take effect, causing agricultural failures in crop production.
These detrimental consequences likewise contributed to ecological imbalances and disruptions of biodiversity between plants and animals. The loss of sustainability between living organisms created a domino effect of extinctions in both flora and fauna, as food chains became broken and natural habitats were lost.
To make matters even worse, other agricultural lands were used for non-productive purposes. Urbanization and other special activities engaged in by humans whether for recreation, transportation or for defense purposes, produced pollution in varying forms that contributed to the overall degradation of the Earth’s natural resources.
Problems in land usage and environmental issues that impact sustainability are feared to be nearing its peak. The enormity of the problems faced by humans like global warming, climate changes, widespread diseases, ocean acidification and rises in sea levels all lead to shortages in food production. Factors and components are all linked together; hence, those at the helm are now racing against time.
Yet in spite of all these occurrences, there are still skeptics and non-believers among us who do not pay heed, because they still need to be convinced.