An Overview of the Environment
An Overview of the Environment
The environment refers to everything existing and/or occurring naturally, which means outside the human physical existence. The word is usually used to describe the Earth or any section of the Earth. It includes the air, water, land, rocks and vegetation, although it does not include sub surfaces or oceans. The environment is made up of the entire Earth and is also influenced by other external factors such as human activity, geographical location, and the sun’s radiation.
The environment is made up of living things that are composed of carbon compounds and oxygen. At the most basic level, everything is made up of carbon compounds. However, the environment is made up of all types of living things including plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, etc. Not all living things are carbon compounds, however.
There are several other terms that are commonly used to describe the environment. In order to be able to describe the environment in a complete way, the following words should be used. They are, in fact, four different words used to describe the environment. These are the Physical environment, chemical environment, biological environment and social environment. The Physical environment refers to the solid and liquid constituents of the environment such as space, temperature, density, gravity, composition, etc.
The word non-living refers to things not composed of carbon compounds, for example, plants, nonliving matter like inorganic materials, inorganic substances that do not contain carbon compounds, and nonliving organic materials like inorganic compounds that contain carbon compounds. The term ‘enery’ refers to living things that provide food for humans or other animals and sometimes mankind’s only source of food. The term ‘natural environment’, on the other hand, refers to an environment in which the presence of unnatural elements is not necessarily present, for example, in the absence of plant life or in the absence of animal life. The term ‘natural environment’ refers to an environment in which all four criteria of natural environment mentioned above are met.
The four different categories of the environment are the physical environment, chemical environment, biological environment, and social environment. It is a little-known fact that there exist four distinct types of environment: physical environment, chemical environment, biological environment, and social environment. Each of these four environments has unique characteristics that make them unsuitable for use by different types of organisms. It is interesting to note that the term’natural environment’ is often used synonymously with the term’renewable resources’.
The four distinct types of environment are the physical environment which are the environment in which living things occupy space and cannot permanently be changed; chemical environment which are the environment in which living things metabolize; biological environment in which living things reproduce; and physical environment which are the environment in which living things take place. These four different types of environments create four different conditions under which living things can exist. Under the physical environment, earth’s crust, solar radiation, heat, and wind are some of the elements that constitute it. Under the chemical environment, gases, solid fuels, and hydrocarbons are some of the elements that constitute it. Under the biological environment, air, water, and land are some of the elements that constitute it.