Humans and the environment have long had a complicated connection. Our ability to influence the natural world has risen dramatically as human civilization has evolved.
Forests have been hacked down to make room for urbanization, rivers have been contaminated by industry, and the atmosphere has been filled with greenhouse gases as a result of our reliance on fossil fuels. This, however, is not a sustainable behavior.
The ecosystem is a complex, interrelated system, and every human activity has ramifications. Endangered species, climate change, and air and water pollution are all evidence of our impact on the environment.
It is critical to recognize that every time we hurt the environment, we are actually harming our own home and jeopardizing our own existence as well as the survival of future generations.