Class 7 Geography

Human Environment

The interaction between human beings and environment is a continuous process.

The early humans tried to adapt to the environment. They did not change the environment and lived a simple life.

With gradual passage of time, they began to change the environment to suit their needs. They developed new methods and technologies to changed the environment as per their need.

Changes in Environment

The following are the examples of uses / changes made in the environment by human beings:

Some of the significant changes which helped in progress of human life are:

The Industrial Revolution helped in large scale production of goods. In modern times, the information technology has made long distance communication easier and faster across the globe.

Harmony in Environment

A perfect balance and harmony is necessary between the natural environment and the human environment. This harmony can be seen in various aspects of our life.

We get food from our environment and hence depend on environment for our food. We breathe air from our environment and will not be able to do so in case of devastating damage to our environment.

In other words, life would not be possible in absence of conducive environment.

Do You Know?

It is the United Nations' main mode for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment. The World Environment Day was first held in 1974. This campaign helps in raising awareness about various issues related to the environment. Some examples are, marine pollution, human overpopulation, global warming, sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.This programme witnesses participation from over 143 countries every year.


Environment, lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, ecosystem, biotic and abiotic conditions, industrial revolution