Changing Environment: Where Will This Lead to?

  • Ramesha Chandrappa
  • Sushil Gupta
  • Umesh Chandra Kulshrestha


The term “environment” is new in many languages. In French, its origin goes back to twelfth century verb “environner”. In other languages new words were created during 1960s to express the concept: “Umwelt” in German, “Paryavaran” in Hindi, “Parisara” in Kannada, “Milieu” in Dutch, “Medio ambiente” in Spanish, “Meio ambiente” in Portuguese, “Al.biah” in Arabic, “kankyo” in Japanese, etc. Approximately 40 years ago, a large part of the world at the same time discovered a new phenomenon which posed a major challenge to modern society.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ramesha Chandrappa
    • 1
  • Sushil Gupta
    • 2
  • Umesh Chandra Kulshrestha
    • 3
  1. 1.Biomedical Waste SectionKarnataka State Pollution Control BoardBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Risk Management Solutions IndiaNoidaIndia
  3. 3.School of Environmental SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DehliIndia

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