The long-term exposure to air pollution can cause cancer, and damage to your body systems such as the immune system and endocrine system. A major reason why preventing air pollution is important is because it damages the environment. Toxic air pollutants has the ability to form acid rain that can destroy trees, plants, soils and make bodies of water harmful to humans and animals that depend on water to survive. These effects are dangerously threating to humans as society relies on soil to grow food and water to use and drink. As more air pollutions are pumped into the sky, the Earth’s atmosphere trapping heat from air pollutions, this is known as global warming.
People complain about pollution from factories, cars, global warming, and the melting of polar ice caps, yet many people disregard the dangerous that come with fracking. Fracking is the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, and/or boreholes to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas. Fracking is causing an epidemic economically and environmentally. Fracking is continuously destroying the earth day by day. From the endless fracking today’s economy is depleting.
Why does Mexico have such a strong pollution rate? Mexico is surrounded by mountains on three sides, it is also 2,240 meters above sea level, this causes Mexico to have less oxygen, this causes pollution to increase rapidly. Diesel fuels do not burn in the correct form in this altitude, which causes high amounts of black carbon. This investigation will aim to test the effects of air pollution on endangered specie populations in Mexico, this is a very serious global issue since many of the beloved animals that are living in our world are despairing due to human mistakes and carelessness. To test air pollution Research Question: What is the effect of air pollution on endangered species population in Mexico?
By talking about actions (or organisms) like invasive species, climate change, CO2 emissions, and habitat fragmentation, Kolbert argues that these heavily human driven deeds are causing a negative impact on the species around us. Due to these occurrences and many more, humans have put the Earth in a dangerous position. Thankfully, there are actions that can be taken to save our planet, but we need to get started now. These actions lead up to very extreme, which includes tampering with our atmosphere or even building new civilizations on other planets or the moon. However crazy these actions may seem, it's unreal to think that us humans have caused the problem that is leading to these drastic
Contrast this with the environmental movement efforts to achieve sustainable life and peace. Environmental protection agencies, such as the EPA, are open institutions that seek to educate the public on the dangers of the environment while the military are secretive institutions, for this reason environmentalists argue that the two are fundamentally incompatible. Militaries are arguably the largest institutional cause of environmental degradation in the world. (Collins, 2010)Wherever there’s been war there’s been considerable damage to the environment. Whether it’s the use of nuclear weapons on Japan, the draining of
Coral reefs are dying at an alarming rate thanks to many factors, mostly caused by humans. For instance, when we pollute the earth and our oceans by burning greenhouse gases, we cause climate change. This affects the coral as they can’t withstand the water raising by only a few degrees. This often causes coral bleaching, which kills these animals. Also, storms can destroy reefs, also often caused by humans affecting the environment.
Conclusion To conclude, littering is a serious global problem, littering is caused by people because they are lazy, lack environmental knowledge or because there aren’t enough waste bags around. Littereing can affect many ecosystems and creatures and can emit greenhouse gases therefore causing global warming. In order to stop littering, people can use reusable bags when shopping. Bibliography Anon., 2005. Effects of Marine Litter.
Off-shore oil drilling is a controversial practice that, economically, is beneficial to our country, but has numerous negative effects on our oceans, and our planet’s environment. Some of these negative effects include pollution of seawater, harm to living organisms, and further contribution towards climate change, and global warming. Many of these oil-drilling companies claim that their drilling operations are clean, safe, and don’t negatively affect the environment, but in reality, these oil rigs sitting in the Ocean are hurting our environment, and many of us don’t even know the extent of it. I’ll be using three examples of how off-shore oil drilling harms our environment, I’ll be discussing the effects on ocean waters, marine life, and
Pollution caused by crude oil and its petrochemical based products disrupt and alter the ecosystem balance. Incomplete combustion of crude oil leads to the production of greenhouse gases which causes acid rain and also accelerates climate change which is already having negative effect on the environment. Crude oil pollution poses a huge risk to the ecosystem if not properly managed because it enters the food web through the plant which is later transferred from one food chain to the other food chain (Sathishkumar et al. 2008). The strong persistence nature of crude oil and its total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) derivatives in air, water and land has attracted much attention from government and environmental stakeholder because accumulation of this pollution in plants and animal tissues leads to toxic, carcinogenic and mutagenic effects which invariably leads to death (Abd-Elsalam et al.
Development of economy puts more pressure on the environment, because it takes an environment to be degraded to ensure economic growth. However, the most confusing part is how an individual develop one pillar of sustainability by destroying the other. Mining plays a huge role in the development of economy and it creates jobs which leads to alleviation of poverty. However, it is bad for the environment because it contributes to overuse of resources which can possible results to extinction of non-renewable resources. furthermore, it produces pollution which is not good for human health.
The toxic chemicals released from extraction were poisoning clean water sources. This lead to increasing cases of cancer, hyperthyroidism, lupus, and renal failure in people located in areas near the present pipeline. These effects clearly show the vast hazard this oil presents for the environment and society. In conclusion, as stated and proven throughout this essay, the Keystone pipeline creates many environmental issues. The Keystone pipeline should not be built because it endangers the environment and has the ability to create catastrophic damages through pollution and habitat desecration.
Fracking is responsible for not only water quality but also for air quality since fracking frees some unhealthy chemicals to the air. Therefore, the ones who get the most negative effects are people who live gas drilling because the gas is taken by blowing off the water, sand, and chemical underground to destroy shale deposits. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) pointed out that the air polluted by fracking could causes several diseases, especially cancer.
The use of hydraulic fracking has been around since the 1940’s to extract small batches of natural gas. It was not until 2003 that the fracking process started extracting large quantities of natural gas and oil. Today, there is major controversy over the idea that hydraulic fracturing may or may not be harmful to the earth. One side says it is safe to use hydraulic fracking, others state that it is dangerous to society. Many people believe fracking is harmful to the environment because it pollutes the air and water and can possibly inject harmful chemicals in the earth.
For instance, communities around the sites where mountaintop removal is being conducted are at higher health risk because of the close proximity to the blast sites and sludge impounds, even though everyone in America is affected by mountaintop removal. Rates of poverty are also higher in areas closest to hazardous waste facilities(Mooney).Symbolic interactionist look at environmental issues as a reflection of what we are told from the media. Greenwashing is commonly used in the commercialization of industries that promote themselves to be safe to the environment when the truth is that they are damaging the environment. The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity advocates that the process they undergo to extract coal from the Earth and then distribute it is a