ModernLife and Risks Involved
Compared to 100 years in the past, life in the modern times isriskier. Rapid evolution of technology has contributed immensely tothe frequency of perilous events. Natural disasters have increased intheir occurrence due to the burgeoning human population that demandsfor more space. Development in the industries all over the globes andpoor waste management system has jeopardized lives of millions ofpeoples. Numerous industries release raw waste products into watersources especially in the developing countries interfering with thewater quality and palatability. Waterborne diseases such as amoeba,typhoid and heavy metal accumulation is common in many countries suchas arsenic. People afflicted visits health centers perpetually and inmany cases, they succumb to their illness. Gas emission to theenvironments a lead to acid rain and ozone layers formation that islethal to human beings. In addition, gases released such as nitrogenoxides, aerosols and carbon monoxide are irritants to the respirationsystem. Since air is universal, all people are expose to the risk ofacquiring respiration diseases such as asthma, exacerbation ofallergic conditions and erratic functioning of the lungs. In thepast, forests were intact with ample diversity. They sequestratedgases such as carbon and absorbed excess was released in theenvironment. Industries were minimal and the level of pollutioninsignificant to make the lives of people riskier.
The frequency of natural hazards has increased. Wanton deforestationhas led to increased rate of flooding. Construction of heavystructures such as dams has resulted to occurrences of disaster suchas earthquakes as the recent Sichuan instance the lead to more thanseventy thousand people dead. Resources always remain constant withthe up-surging population. Increases demand for resources makes livesof human beings more risky as in the case of construction of dams toconserve water for irrigation and deforestation of fuel. In the pastresource was ample compared to human beings consequently reducing therisks associated with high demand.