Identify and describe one environmental problem that causes ill health,accidents,crises and disasters within your community or other community within south africa or globally.!Weegy:
he world is currently facing an unprec
edented health and environmental crisis.
Despite progress in both the health and the
environment fields, the situation is approaching
the brink of global disaster. [ So extensive and far-
reaching are the problems that the future well-
being of humanity, together with that of many
other life forms on the planet, is in jeopardy.
On one level, individuals and communities?
especially those who are poorest, most
marginalised and suffering the most discrimina-
tion?are facing the direct consequences of local
environmental destruction, which often result
from exploitative business practices and destruc-
tive development projects. Those who are worst-
off pay with their health for the destruction of
their local environment.
On another level, people all over the world are
beginning to be affected by regional and global
environmental changes. These drastic environmen-
tal problems, e.g. the changing climate and the
depletion of the ozone layer, are mainly the result
of unsustainable lifestyles, overconsumption and
unhealthy patterns of development. Also these
environmental problems are likely to hit the poor
and marginalised first?and with the most drastic
consequences?but will sooner or later also affect
the privileged. Unless curbed (through wide-
ranging, structural changes) these global environ-
mental trends threaten to cause havoc to whole
ecosystems and essential life-supporting systems.
This may in turn lead to an immense, unprec-
edented crisis for the whole of humanity.
It is thus of utmost relevance for everyone in-
volved in the People?s Health Assembly to under-
stand the links and interconnections between
health, the environment as well as underlying
factors such as social, political and economic
structures which determine the current patterns of
development. Ultimately, the health and environ-
ment crisis relates to issues of social justice.
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