AONDONAH FELIX KOR
Department of General Studies,
Akperan Orshi Polytechnic, Yandev,
Gboko, Benue State
e-mail: [email protected]
This review ex-rays some human activities and their consequences on the earth’s surface; human impact on vegetation, soil, oceans and seas, landscape and the process of urbanization were extensively dealt with. The article pointed out the adverse effects of man’s activities on the land which result into soil erosion, soil compaction, and increased evaporation, among others. Persistent cutting down of trees has caused droughts and gradual shift in the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), thus resulting into climate change globally. The work also pointed out some of the consequences of the misuse of oceans and seas such as dumping of toxic waste, industrial waste and oil spillage, which has adverse effect on aquatic life. The process of urbanization was also considered with the phenomenon giving examples of some cities in Nigeria. Finally, the work suggested careful interference with natural resources, to avoid over usages as well as emphasizing best ways of environmental protection.
Keywords: Human Activities, Environmental Sustainability and Development.