AN IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF MODEL HUMAN EXPLOITATION ON THE ENVIRONMENT
Authors: *Azodo A.P, Ogban P.U
The whole essence of development and technology advancement is to transform and remodel man’s natural environment for his needs and comfort. This is often effectuated through garnering the natural resources from the surroundings. Mutual interaction occurrences between man and environment are essentially demonstrated in their reciprocal effects and influences. In this study, investigation on the environmental resilience and sustainability adaption acts was carried out in the residential sector of Abeokuta metropolis, Nigeria. This study took place between the months of May and September, 2016. Subjective research approach by means of self-developed questionnaire was employed for data collection which allowed the researcher-participant contact with the study population sample systematically randomly selected in Abeokuta metropolis. The designed questionnaire used elicited information such as demography, nature conservative and mitigation practices as well as environmental impact operations. Basic classification of model human exploitation on the environment showed that 54.43% practices by the participants were appropriate whereas 45.57% were inappropriate. The various assessed resource exploitation approaches in this study showed that there is concerned rate of human interference on environment from the residential sector which results in environmental depletion and degradation. This necessitates balancing the perspectives of social challenges facing humanity and environmental quality.
Affiliations: Department Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Agriculture, P. M. B. 2240 Abeokuta Ogun State, Nigeria
Keywords: Human, Environment, Climate, Surface, Man
Published date: 2016/12/30