Pollution is a big problem, with governments all over the world, the United Nations and the World Health Organization. The media often reports on the increasingly polluted state of our planet, while it has become commonplace for celebrities to make calls for action. The effects of pollution are prevalent, doing harm to both people and the environment we live in, and resulting in doubt and fear. Chemical compounds are unquestionably the most terrible pollutants, but additionally there is pollution from noise, light, energy and heat.
Pollution can be differentiated based on its source i.E. Point source and non-point source. An individual source of pollution that can be determined without difficulty is known as point source. The effect of point source pollution is typically noticed in a small, singular area, whereas non-point source has effects on a greater area. Water bodies are impacted very often by non point pollution, and nothing will reverse the harm done, as it is very significant. Foregoing the modern way of life for a traditional one will probably not lessen the damage brought on by pollution, although many like to believe this. Pollution certainly goes way back to the discovery of fire and when man developed the capability to grind metal. As long as people have been on the earth, it has been polluted by their waste products. At first the effects were minor compared to the vastness of nature and the damage brought on by human action could be arrested.
As society progressed and mankind became more advanced, there was a slow surge in pollution. During those times when metals were progressively used, history shows that pollution also increased, whilst the decline in social advancement during the middle ages slowed pollution. The pollution that did exist was mostly confined to areas with much larger concentrations of humans, such as metropolitan areas. Nature was affected badly with the surge in the population, and the further industrialization of the world. Pollution grew worse, and its effects more apparent, so it was only a matter of time before people started to take notice. Environmental pollution is only one of the results of the industrial revolution.
It is clear from Arabic literature that pollution already existed between the 9th and 13th centuries. It is not only because of what’s occurred in the last two hundred years as is commonly thought. Right after the second world war, with the effects of atomic testing, it became popular to regard pollution as a cause. A great smog hit London in 1952, killing more than 8,000 men and women, resulting in legislation against coal and other polluting sources of power. Humans have at long last realized that nature itself might be dying because of our unstinting need for power, with its inevitable companion, pollution.
Subsequently, with the intention of trying to reverse some of the damage that has been done to our planet, the big search for alternative, eco friendly sources of power began. Other sources of energy are avidly being searched for since human beings are in essence enslaved by energy. The energy sources that are being sought will be benign in regards to the environment and in endless supply.