Environmental degradation is serious global issue. But to deal with it, the process has to start with individuals. We have to teach individuals in proper ways to use the natural resources. This I mean doing it sustainably. What is really serious is that;
we have to feed the ever growing population. If that's the case, then men must intervene into and disturb the natural environment and the equilibrium state at which the ecosystems exists.
So there's a dilemma. We have to feed the growing population and we must sustainably use the environmental for future generations. There is no answer that can yield results over night for questions like this.
But I say IGNORANCE is the major factor enhancing environmental; degradation. We know it, but just We just blindly go and do it. Destroy the environment I mean.
As en environmentalist myself, I always wish we teach "Environmental Degradation in junior schools all the way to universities. The same message repeated many times will sink in to the minds of people. When they are informed, we can then mobilise to go out drive activities that seek to address the issue of environmental degradation .