Environment and Society

Environment and Society

Question

Why is environmental management is complex and huge task for society ?

Answer
Environmental management as a complex and huge task for society :

1. It is correct to say that environmental management is very complex and difficult task for society. It is not enough known about biophysical processes to predict and control them. In addition, human relations with the environment have become increasingly complex.

2. With the spread of industrialisation, resource extraction has expanded and accelerated, affecting ecosystems in unprecendented ways. Complex industrial technologies and modes of organisation require sophisticated managenment systems which are often fragile and vulnerable to error.

3. We live in risk societies using technologies and products that we do not fully grasp. The occurrence of nuclear disasters like Chernobyl industrial accidents like Bhopal, and Mad Cow disesase in Europe shows the dangers inherent in industrial environments.

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