What is noise pollution?
Noise pollution is a disturbing noise that may harm the activity or balance of human or animal life. It is basically a sound that can harm living things on Earth, like for example when people cut trees, now birds start making chainsaw noises, that is a form of noise pollution.
Most of us are used to hearing sounds like our phones ringing, dogs barking, loud music and minor things like that. Those sounds rarely disturb us and never affect our hearing, at least thats what we think. Animals get affected, like a lot. For us, we can just put a pair of ear plugs into our ears and nothing would happen to us, but its not like that with animals.
Every single day animals get affected by the sounds that our society is creating, we just don’t notice it. Yes, natural landscapes aren’t always quit either. Yes, thats true, its not always quiet, from bird called and waterfall sound, thunder storms, but most animals have already adapted to these noises.
When we start to add artificial, unfamiliar noises to natural soundscapes,
We can cause a lot of problems, it can affect the animals ability to find food, and it can make it extremely hard for the animals to locate there mates.
In terms of economics, our society would start loosing money if they stoped cutting trees, if our people stopped cutting trees and stopped making loud noises they would have nothing to build things from which basically would mean that they would start loosing a lot of business, also, meaning that people and workers wouldn’t be payed which would mean, that they would not be able to feed there families.
The body of evidence regarding the harmful effects of noise pollution on a range of animals—from the giant blue whale to the pobblebonk frog—is growing. But what can we do about it? We won’t suddenly all stop driving, close our industries or cease shipping and ocean exploration. Solutions will need to come from all sectors. Science can help us better understand the issues and problems these species are facing; technical innovation will need to provide improved, quieter technologies; governments will need to be active in passing legislation limiting or restricting periods and types of noise; and the rest of us can take small steps to mitigate our own noise output.
After all, the problematic noise is being generated by the human world, and it is up to us to find ways to reduce and stop it. Managing our natural environment is about managing people; we need to act.