List of Environmental Problems

~Population Explosion: The root cause of all.
~Air Pollution: Vehicular traffic, smog,aerosols (suspended particulate matter), VOCs in paints, varnishes, and refrigerants.
~Acid Rain: Gases like carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and sulfur dioxidemreact with water to produce corresponding acids.
~Biodiversity (loss of biological diversity)
~Canfield Oceans
~Climate change (encompasses “global warming”, greenhouse effect, loss of glaciers, climate refugees, climate justice, equity, etc)
~Corporate personhood
~Corporate Rule:
~Conservation (nature and animal conservation, etc.)
~Consumerism (linking the state of consumers within the economy to environmental degradation and social malaise, planned obsolescence)
~Deforestation (illegal logging, rapid pace of destruction, etc.)
~Endangered species (CITES, loss of species, impact of chemical use on species, cultural use, species extinction, invasive species, etc.)
~Energy (use, conservation, extraction of resources to create energy, efficient use, renewable energy, etc.)
~Environmental degradation
~Environmental health (poor environmental quality causing poor health in human beings, bio-accumulation, poisoning)
~Eutrophication: excessive growth of phytoplankton in a water body. Phosphates, nitrates, sewage waste boost plants completely depletes the water body of oxygen,
~Family Trusts
~Food safety (including food justice, impacts of additives, etc.)
~Genetically modified diseases
~Genetically modified organisms
~Genetic engineering mistakes
~Global warming
~Greenhouse effect
~Habitat loss (destruction, fragmentation, changed use)
~Inter generational equity (recognition that future generations deserve a healthy environment)
~Intensive farming and biointensive farming
~Invasive species (weeds, pests, feral animals, etc.)
~Land degradation, erosion, carbon loss
~Land use / Land use planning (includes urban sprawl)
~Migration and cultural loss
~Nuclear energy, waste and pollution
~Ocean acidification (includes algal bloom, coral reef loss, etc.)effect of carbon dioxide on the pH of oceans.
~Over-exploitation of natural resources (plant and animal stocks, mineral resources (mining), etc.)
~Overfishing (depletion of ocean fish stocks)
~Over Population
~Ozone depletion (CFCs, Montreal Protocol)
~Pollution (air, water, land, toxins, light, point source and non-point source, use of coal/gas/etc., reclaimed land issues)
~Population growth and related issues, like overpopulation, access to reproductive control (reproductive health), etc.
~Soil loss thru erosion, contamination and salination
~Tax Laws that allow externalization of costs
~Tax Laws that encourage population
~Tax Laws encourage growth
~Toxic chemicals (persistent organic pollutants, prior informed consent, pesticides, endocrine disruptors, etc.)
~Tourism: A mindless waste of resources
~Urban Run-off: carries all sorts of compounds, chemicals, and particulate matter.
~Urban sprawl and auto-dependent development, more fuel consumption, more air pollution, more accidental deaths
~Waste (landfills, recycling, incineration, various types of waste produced from human endeavors, etc.)
~Water pollution (fresh water and ocean pollution, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, river and lake pollution, riparian issues)
~Water scarcity
~ Whaling (a specific issue due to its worldwide nature, treaties and persistent campaigns to prevent it; other cetaceans also impacted)