Nuclear energy pertains to the inevitable role of producing harmful effects in society, the environment, and damaging the financial perspective. Nuclear energy contains a great amount of concerns that are in regards to the very safety of the general population. The process of creating nuclear energy isn’t cheap, especially since the method is evidently extremely complex and must be precise with the overall division of the atom. The total cost of building and running a nuclear power plant is grossly
The burning of fossil fuels was acknowledged to be dangerous for the human beings as well as for the ecosystem. The leading causes of air pollution are the power plants, ships, airplanes and vehicles. The demand for more energy and better life quality compel the human beings to consume more and more fossil fuels since the alternative energy sources are still objects of research and a promise for the
Environmental groups are afraid that if hydraulic fracturing were to happen, they believe that contaminating underground water supplies could affect global warming 20 times more (Davenport 1). Fracking contaminates the underground soil which has its consequences. According to the article, it can cause serious harm to vegetation and any pressure that builds up could possibly cause an earthquake. Fracking is considered more dangerous than conventional drilling since the possibility of the release of methane gas to the atmosphere is greater doing this method. Allstadt also adds that companies and industries should be paying very close attention in trying to develop cleaner energy sources (Allstadt 1).
But hydropower has other extra impacts on the economy. It kills wildlife, reduces water quality, and cause the spreading of water disease. These environmental impacts have more impact on the economy then benefits. Because the unnecessary environmental impacts, hydropower should be replaced by other energies. Unlike other renewable energy, hydroelectric power damage the environment and is also risky.
Heavy metals, nitrates and plastic are toxins responsible for pollution. While water pollution is caused by oil spill, acid rain, urban runoff. The reason behind air pollution is because of various gases and toxins released by industries and factories and combustion of fossil fuels. Thermal pollution is rise in the temperature in the ecosystem due to the release of excessive heat energy into the environment by artificial methods or natural disasters. When someone thinks of pollution, the idea of thermal pollution usually does not come to mind.
The Union of Concerned Scientists explains that the manufacturing process uses hazardous materials such as hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, nitric acid, hydrogen fluoride, 1-tricholrethane, and acetone which are harmful to the workers if inhaled and the environment if not properly disposed of (2013). Although solar energy itself does not produce carbon dioxide the manufacturing plants where the panels are manufactured do, increasing the amount of air
ABOUT ENERGY Energy is a necessity, it is used for transportation, electricity, food production, entertainment, heating and cooling. However, energy that is being used nowadays is extremely harmful to the environment. Sources of energy that pollute the environment the most are coal, natural gas and oil; they produce the vast majority of global warming emissions and pollute the air and water. There are however other forms of energy that do not negatively impact the environment which are called renewable energy sources. They include Solar Power, Biofuels, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Nuclear Energy (Uranium), Wind Energy, etc.
Environmental destruction can occur in various ways; however, it is proven that releasing unreserved amount of carbon gases (CO2, CH4, NO2 and CFCs) into the environment is one of the most serious causes that led the destruction critically, for instance, these gasses instigate climate changes that affect many environmental disturbances (Chapin III et al., 2000). In addition, burning fossil fuel is the major human activity that releases carbon gasses through transportation and industry. However, it is not reasonable to argue that increasing the cost of fuel is the most efficient way to solve the immediate and imminent problems that the environment faces when there are other methods that would produce more efficient outcomes. Therefore, this
Environmental issues and its effect The search for a perfect world is hard to come by. Sad that in our city and whole universe problems doesn’t seem to cease. Sure, death is a natural thing that happens but it is sad when society has a role on how we die. We as humans build ourselves from ground up so it is not hard to adapt new changes to make the world a better and healthier place. We have the power to make a difference, to advocate about the environment and make a change, even if we die trying.
Our earth is the only planet which supports life, it is our only home. But we human beings are not giving the environment the care that it deserves. With the increase in urbanization, development, industrialisation, traffic congestion, pollution has increased at such an alarming rate. Because of the negligence of the environment by human beings, environment degradation has become a topic of concern today. Another problem is improper use and exploitation of our natural resources.