Speech on Air Pollution
Good morning to everyone present here. I welcome you all to the session where we are going to discuss the most challenging topic that is air pollution.
Typical composition of the environment around us is 79% nitrogen, 20% oxygen & 1% mixture of carbon dioxide, water vapour & trace amount of other gases.
When any undesirable gases or particulate material goes into the atmosphere, it causes air pollution. Gradually the contaminants have increased to that level that it has become dangerous for human health & lives around us.
The natural activities like a volcanic eruption, forest fire also realise the air pollutants, but these pollutants are for a temporary basis, unlike pollutants created by humans.
The pollutants from human activity cause permanent damage to the environment around us. The major components which cause air pollution are carbon oxides, nitrogen oxides, sulphur oxides, hydrocarbons & particulate matters.
Automobile pollution is one of the primary cause of air pollution, which is due to the increase in the number of vehicles on the road. Automobile exhaust releases carbon oxides, unburnt hydrocarbons & sulphur oxides.
The smoke coming out from industries & factories has resulted in contamination of the air. With an increase in industrialisation in developing countries like India, it has contributed around 50% of the causes.
Adopting modern lifestyle has affected the environment around, for example, using an Air conditioner at homes & offices is also contributing to the cause.
Air pollution does not come with only harmful effects on the environment; it also has adverse effects on humans. Global warming & greenhouse effects are few of the significant impacts which have resulted in multiple other problems like ozone layer depletion, increase in average temperature, melting of polar ice & many more.
Increase in air pollution has resulted in several respiratory diseases & skin reactions. Asthma is one of the aliments which has affected all age groups. Not only humans air pollution has also affected the animals & marine lives by causing acid rain.
Understanding what we can do to reduce air pollution is essential. As all of sudden nor we can stop the use of vehicles nor the industries but we can take a few steps which can help to reduce air pollution.
Planting more & more trees are going to help us as a miracle. Using public transport instead of a personal vehicle will also contribute to reducing the ill effects.
We need to ensure that we are operating our industries & factories with strict compliance with the environmental norms. The whole world is fighting with the problem of air pollution & different steps are being taken worldwide to reduce the effect.
In India, many steps have been taken by our government; one of those very significant is the odd-even rule in Delhi. We all must remember that we live in the atmosphere around us; nature is the best asset for us. If we damage the environment & do not take care of it, then our survival is questionable on the earth.
Our activities have not only put human lives in danger but also has created a threat for the whole flora & fauna around us. We need to understand that it is our responsibility to take care of the mother earth.
So let us come forward to aware the people regarding the same & do everything possible at our end, which will help in reducing the effects of air pollution.
I want to end my speech with a quote.
“Do not let our future go up with smoke.”