Global Challenges and Responsibility
The last 100 years have seen massive industrialization. Indeed such developments were coupled with the rapid increase in world population and the desire to enhance economy and food productivity. While industrialization has led to increased economic activity and much benefit to the human race, the lack of regulatory measures and appropriate waste management strategies until the early 1980s (including the use of agrochemicals) has resulted in contamination of our biosphere. Continued pollution of the environment through industrial emissions is of global concern. There is, therefore, a need for politicians, regulatory organizations, and scientists to work together to minimize environmental contamination and to remediate contaminated sites. The responsibility to check this pollution lies with every individual and country although the majority of this pollution is due to the industrialized nations. There is a clear need for better coordination of efforts in dealing with numerous forms of PS pollution problems that are being faced globally.
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