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Local, Regional & Global Environmental issues

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Mehwish Javed

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Transcript of Local, Regional & Global Environmental issues

Local environmental issues (cont.)
Pollution
Soil Pollution
Air Pollution
Noise Pollution
Water pollution

Local environmental issues (cont.)
Endangered Species

Regional and Global environmental issues
OUTLINE
Introduction
Local Environment Issues
Regional and Global environmental issues
Conclusion

Local environmental issues
Fresh water Scarcity
Desertification
Increase in Population

Name: Mehwish Javed
Course of Studies: BSC. Environment Science
Student ID Number: 1006823
Company: TÜV Middle East
PO Box 46030
Abu Dhabi, United  
Supervised By: Mr. Richard Jjuuko
HSE Specialist

Local, Regional & Global Environmental issues
INTRODUCTION
An environmental problem occurs when there comes a change in quality or the quantity of the environmental factor that directly or indirectly affects everything on earth. There are two ways of studying environmental problems
Firstly, to look for adverse effects by not looking at the origin of is occurrence.
Secondly to understand cause and effect relationship in order to predict better and make possible efforts to reduce or vanish its adverse effects. 

Local environmental issues (Cont.)
Carbon Cycle

Fresh water scarcity
Global Warming

Dugongs (Sea Cow)

Arabian Oryx

Sand cat

Regional and Global environmental issues (cont.)
Agriculture
Polar Melting

Regional and Global environmental issues (cont.)
Ocean Acidification

Regional and Global environmental issues (cont.)
Air Pollution:
The WHO said about 3.3 million people had died as a result of indoor air pollution and 2.6 million deaths were related to outdoor air pollution.
Around 30bn cubic meters of gas is burned by the GCC countries per year, the equivalent of 900,000 barrels of oil per day.
The region’s construction industry is considered to be a major cause of air pollution due to the dust and particle emissions from factories catering to the sector.

Regional and Global environmental issues (cont.)
Soil Pollution
-Hazardous waste and sewage spills
-Non-sustainable farming practices, such as the heavy use
of inorganic pesticides.
-Strip mining, deforestation, and other destructive practices
-Household dumping and littering.
-Soil contamination can lead to poor growth and reduced
crop yields, loss of wildlife habitat, water and visual
pollution, soil erosion, and desertification.

Regional and Global environmental issues (cont.)
Carbon dioxide

Regional and Global environmental issues (cont.)
Acid rain 
Ozone depletion
Water-borne diseases 
-According to WHO more than 3.4 million individuals die every year of death and disease throughout the world.

Conclusion
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