As technology develops, its impact on the environment simultaneously increases. It is claimed that it is impossible to reach ecological balance in our planet, when environment is being damaged constantly as a result of progress of technology.
Firstly, in order to achieve technological progress, humanity exploits natural resources and demand on resources increase on daily basis. These activities negatively affect our ecology and contaminate our planet. According to a survey, 99% species in the reef are threatened because they are at risk from human activities like fishing, mining and so on. In addition, severe weather conditions are more frequent as compared with before.Strong cyclones, heavy floods and huge landslides are one of the results of massive deforestation. Furthermore, air pollution is the result of industrial emissions from factories. As a result, thousands of people are suffering from respiratory distress.
However, no one can deny that there are many programs around the world to harmonize the ecology in spite of the rapidly growing technology. More trees are being grown. Trees help in reducing sound and air pollution. Industries are investing on units to reduce the amount of pollutants being released. Government is also teaching people the value of recycling. They are also making strict rules of car pooling, so as to reduce pollution.
To sum up, I agree that it is impossible to achieve ecological balance. The rate at which the pollutants are getting released is very high as compared to the rate at which the pollutants are purified using the required measures. It has already been assumed that petroleum in Arabian countries will exhaust in a spam of 20-50 years. We will not be able to replenish the consumed natural resources.Hence government should come up with alternatives to reduce the consumption rate.