Environment refers to the condition of a particular place or context. The environment is influenced by human activities and consequently it can be described as the result of human influence. It has been said that it is a kind of thinking connected with human activities which aims to make the Earth a better place. In the broadest sense, the environment is the sum of all the living things existing on it. In this case non-living objects such as animals or plants are not included.
The word environment is often used in scientific studies and therefore any study aiming to describe the physical surroundings of anyplace on Earth must use the term environment. The environment encompasses all living and nonliving objects existing on or near to the Earth, including humans. The term is often used to refer to the Earth itself or any specific sections of the Earth. It also includes the processes that take place within it, for instance, how people interact with the environment, what effects their actions have on it and so on.
Environment refers to both the physical surroundings as well as the social and cultural aspects of a particular society. This is the basis of all environmental issues which range from pollution to sustainable development among many others. Some of the most significant environmental issues include climate change, air, land and water pollution, endangered species, sustainability, preservation of ecosystems and global warming. There are many other environmental issues and it has been noted that these issues are likely to become much more prominent in the future as humanity continues to grow in size and stature.