Environment pollution more hazardous than climate change, say experts

Environment pollution more hazardous than climate change, say experts

News:

  1. According to experts from CARE (The Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment), unsafe environment poses greater risk to health than climate change.

Important Facts:

Extent of the problem

  1. Globally, there are an estimated five million potentially- contaminated sites that threaten the well-being of the ecosystems and humans. However, less than 10% of the contaminated sites have been cleaned up.
  2. According to WHO, seven million deaths are linked to air pollution and another five million to chemical exposure.
  3. Environmental pollution if not addressed could result in extinction of humans in the next 100- 150 years.

Recommendations:

  1. There is an urgent need for human capital and investment to clean up the contaminated sites.
  2. Coordination among all stakeholders is required to address the issue.
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