Note on Interrelationship Between Natural Resources and Human Beings

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Earth is a habitat of human beings and other living things. Human gets all types of resources from the environment. As one of superior most creatures of the earth due to intelligence, human has a great possibility of wise use of natural resources and creating a balance in the ecosystem. Therefore, human is very closely interrelated and dependent on natural resources.

The interrelationship between human and natural resources are given below:

Air and Human

Air is a significant factor which protects the life of human. Human cannot survive only for a minute without air. They takes breathe for 22,000 times per day in normal condition and gets sixteen kilogram oxygen from the atmosphere. Thus, air is a very important factor among the natural resources. If methane, nitrogen and carbon dioxide are mixed in air, it causes air pollution. It makes human ill. The fresh air protects the life of human. Thus, there is close relationship between man and air.


Water and Human

Water is another significant resource for the survival of living beings. Human uses water for drinking cleaning, cooking food and irrigation of agricultural land. In absence of water, plants cannot grow and human are deprived of food from plants. It also acts as an important metabolite of our body and forms seventy percent of our body mass. Therefore it is very much essential to conserve water resources by controlling the possible causes of pollution.


Land and Human

Land is that part of the earth over which we live. Plants and vegetation develop on land. Natural resources like minerals are found in land. Land is formed of solid, rock and liquid materials in the shape of a ball. It occupies 13 part of the total land of the earth and it is also called lithosphere. Soil is formed out of the broken grains of rock which is caused by physical, chemical and biological process. Thus, land is such a control point which keeps us safe, provides food, shelter, and gives fresh water to drink. It provides and maintains the balance in the nature. Therefore, there is a close relationship between human beings and land.


Forest and Human beings

Human depends on plants and other animals for his nutrient supply. Plants have capacity to convert radiant energy of the sun into chemical energy by photosynthesis, so a nutritional chain is established in the nature from plants to animals and then to human beings. Human uses various forest resources like timber, medicinal herbs, plants, animal's materials for his livelihood. Human collects fodders and firewood from the forests. A plant also plays a significant role to maintain a balance in the amount gases of the air.


Minerals and Human

The things available free under the earth are called minerals. Copper, tin, lead, magnetite, limestone, natural gas, marble are some minerals. Mankind should be able to make the best use them wisely to increase the national wealth. Minerals help in accelerating the economic development of the country. Truck, jeep, car, motorcycle, train, airplanes, car, motor, etc are run by the petroleum which is found under the ground as mineral.


Wildlife and Human

Animals are important natural resources. Many domestic animals act as sources of food for human. Wildlife provides beauty in the nature and promotes tourism which directly benefits man by providing employment opportunities. On the other hand, survival of animals depends on human activities. Activities like forest fire, poaching, deforestation depletes the wildlife and their species may reach at the verge of extinction.

  • The fresh air protects the life of human and polluted air can degrade human life.
  • Human uses water for drinking cleaning, cooking food and irrigation of agricultural land.
  • land is such a control point which keeps us safe, provides food, shelter, and gives fresh water to drink.
  • The nutritional chain is established in the nature from plants to animals and then to human beings.
  • Minerals help in accelerating the economic development of the country.
  • Wildlife provides beauty in the nature and promotes tourism which directly benefits man by providing employment opportunities.
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Very Short Questions

Human beings get all the things needed for their lives from natural resources. Human beings cannot keep themselves away from the natural things like solar power, air, water, soil etc. The relationship between human beings and natural resources is explained below:

  • Air: Air is essential thing for all living beings. Human beings take oxygen from air for respiration. We cannot survive without oxygen.
  • Water: Water is used in various ways in human life from birth to death. Water is used for drinking, cooking food, cleaning, irrigating the land and in various religious functions as JAL.
  • Wildlife: Wildlife increases the beauty of nature and helps in tourism. People get employment which helps in economic development.
  • Minerals: Minerals help in establishment of various industries where people can get employment and uplift living standard. Human beings can make different kinds of materials from metals and country can gain economic benefits.
  • Land: People use land for making their houses and planting food crops. Utilizing the land property human being can uplift their living standard.

The major effects of human activities on natural resources are:

  • Pollution: The air, water and land are polluted because of human activities. Various diseases like asthma from polluted air and diarrhea spread from polluted water.
  • Degradation of ecosystem: Different human activities causes various problems like land exploration, deforestation, flood, soil erosion, etc. and from its effects change are occurred in ecosystem.
  • Deforestation: Human beings use forest land to fulfill their different requirement like timber, vegetation, firewood, etc. Such activities decline the forest area in the surrounding.
  • Depletion of wildlife: People destroy the forest as well as use natural environment as they wish which causes destruction in the natural habitats of wild life. The disappearance if animals will also affect the socio-economic development of the country.
  • Depletion of pasture land: Human beings take their cattle to graze in the forest. As a result, pasture land is over exploited. It adversely affects nature and environment.

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  • Which one of the following is the hardest substance?

    Graphite
    Lead
    Iron
    Diamond
  • Hunting is also called ______.

    conserving
    destroying
    polluting
    poaching
  • Which of the following acts as an important metabolite in our body?

    vitamins
    protein
    water
    minerals
  • The things available free under the earth are called ______.

    protein
    vitamins
    fats
    minerals
  • We breathe  ________ per day in normal condition.

    66,000 times
    33,000 times
    22,000 times
    44,000 times
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Sushma Sapkota

how is air,water,land,forest and minerals depenent on man??


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