The Ecological Crisis: A Myth or Reality
At the present time the Earth accomodates more than 5 billionpeople. Half of which are undernourished. A total of 4 milliondeaths occur each year from starvation. Mankind has finallyrealised the threat of increasing population and has faced thefact that something must be done. The food-supply increase lagsconsiderably behind the immense growth of population. Besidesconditions for crops growth steadily become worse due to numerous kinds ofenvironmental pollution. And worst of all, today's man consistentlycontributes to his own deadly crisis. We have got too many cars,too many factories, too much wastes and carbon dioxide, toolittle water and food deficiency - all that can be easily tracedto abundant human population. That is why many western scientists say thatour world is going through an ecological crisis which will meanthe gradual destruction of the human race. Our scientists are notthat pessimistic, although they do think that man's increasedinfluence on the planet is posing a growing threat tothe biosphere. It is not too late to forestall what could bedrastic and irreversible changes in the environment and ensurethat the world will be a healthy place for the present and futuregenerations to live in.