Environmental Security and Ecoterrorism pp 171-179
Destruction of the Biosphere as the Result of Negative Influences of Different Factors on Living Organisms and the Environment
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- Ermakova I. (2011) Destruction of the Biosphere as the Result of Negative Influences of Different Factors on Living Organisms and the Environment. In: Alpas H., Berkowicz S., Ermakova I. (eds) Environmental Security and Ecoterrorism. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security. Springer, Dordrecht
Microorganisms, plants and animals play an important role in the ecological balance and in the formation of the climate on the planet. Physical, chemical and biological factors can influence living organisms negatively. It is well known that artificially created viruses and pathogenic bacteria can cause large epidemics, infecting extensive regions. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), obtained by using of imperfect methods, are more dangerous and can cause high levels of mortality and infertility of living organisms and their subsequent disappearance. Our biosphere can be destroyed by different negative factors, produced by uncontrolled human activity. Can we stop the degradation of the biosphere, protect nature from destruction, and humans, animals and plants from their disappearing?