Progression vs Conservation-From the View Point of Third World Countries

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The act of balancing progression with conservation in third world countries requires a certain period of time. This should be the vision of all developing countries and it is not difficult to be achieved if all parties are willing to put in an effort. For sure this process is not going to be of immediate effect in the midst of this rampant industrial development and economic progression among third world countries in the 21st century. (“The Economy Vs. Environment Debate,” n.d.) There seemingly appears to be conflict between the act of progressing in terms of development and conservation. Our world has been rapidly changing over the past decade. This is due to the fact that the Industrial Revolution took place towards the end of the 18th…show more content…
Large amounts of sulphur dioxides and nitrogen oxides were released into the atmosphere via the burning of coal. This brought about serious effects of acid rain during that time. There was an increased in pneumonic diseases. Rivers and canals were very much polluted too as waste and sewage was not properly treated and directly channelled into streams and rivers. The quality of health of the people living at those times were jeopardise. In addition to that, the working conditions were very dirty, wages of workers were very low and many children and women were forced to work for long hours. The poor hygiene led to outbreak of many diseases. Cholera was a major outbreak during the Industrial Revolution. Britain was hit by repeated outbreaks of Cholera and typhoid through polluted water source. Apart from that, tuberculosis was also one of the major killer in industrialized cities. Many forest and agricultural lands were cleared in order for industrial progress to take over. Men has directly and indirectly neglected the conservation of the environment. There were fewer and fewer greenery left. The western countries at that time were very much focused on industrialization till they left out the necessity of conserving while progressing. Progression was not in par with conservation. (“Environmental Impact of the Industrial Revolution Urbanization 1. New districts of identical rows of houses built quickly and cheaply to house factory and foundry workers in rapidly
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