While it may be a good source of profit and energy, the environment was left to pick up the slack. The over mining and use of coal lead to a serious pollution problem that posed a huge threat to not only public health, but the health of the planet as well. There is a bright side to the destructive force of coal and it comes in the forms of renewable energy. Looking back at the copious amounts of pollution, scientists work towards developing cleaner, renewable types of energy.
I believe that coal is bad for the earth, plants, animals and humans based on the information I have collected. Coal can hurt the earth and also cause air pollution. We have to find a way to make coal produced energy extinct. Coal and why it’s dirty: Coal… if tiny doses of these chemicals get into our drinking water we will most likely get really sick and/or die. Did you know that coal powers 39% of the world’s energy, and coal is the most used energy source!
Should the Use of Fossil Fuel be Prohibited? Nowadays the fossil fuel is one of the most important resources in the earth, but its importance generates many problems to the planet. Fossil fuel is one of principal resource in the earth this resource consists in high levels of carbon and includes natural gas, petroleum, and coal. These elements are important to countries because, with them, the countries can create energy, materials, and others resources. In the same way, the necessity of energy and resources cause pollution, conflicts and issues with other countries that need it.
In “The Tragedy of the Commons,” the author, Garrett Hardin, explains how we should deal with environmental issues including but not limited to overpopulation and pollution, by giving us an example of the commons; in this case land that is shared among people. Each person wanted to gain revenue regardless of our narcissistic nature. This leads to the environmental issues that we have today, and the dilemma that the Once Ler created in “The Lorax.” Garrett Hardin, brings up the question, what should we maximize? Should we maximize the space of the commons, or the production of products to compensate for the growing population? No person should be able to determine what is needed for a growing population because of ethical and moral questions.
Both "Silent Spring" and "If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth" have identical themes which create a very similar message. Silent Spring 's message is that there are terrible consequences in the ecosystem that can be done by humans actions. While "If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth" is to warn people that all actions have consequences and that if people decide to pollute the Earth than there will be horrible events that will have a very negative impact on the future generations. Take care of the planet before it 's too
In this paper I will be discussing the topic of Environmental Racism; which is the purposeful placement of environmentally hazardous locations such as toxic waste sites and landfills near communities of minority or low-income. My personal view on the issue of Environmental Racism is that the government is placing a huge burden on the health and safety of those who reside in communities of color and poverty by placing these waste facilities directly in their communities and exposing those to hazardous toxins and pollutants. They play around the issue of being racist, and although they won’t admit to it, it seems quite obvious that there is a correlation between the placement of these facilities and the community. I believe every person, no matter
Secondly, I do not agree with the belief that there is an ample supply of good sources of energy (oil, gas, coal, etc.) in the United States. As an avid environmentalist, I believe in the preservation of natural resources and the promotion of energy efficiency. Third, I do not agree with the belief that Global warming does not exist and that it is merely a natural change in the temperature. Again, as an environmentalist, I believe Global warming is real, and that it is man’s responsibility to help the environment by promoting recycling, as well as, other environmentally friendly systems.
Green house gases, such as carbon dioxide, are effecting a lot more than just our atmospheres air pollution and climate changes. This colorless, odorless chemical compound is vital to our life organisms on earth but since the Industrial Revolution has been significantly over produced “…due to the burning of fossil fuels and land use change.” (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, year), which in return is harming our world in many different ways that we may have never even thought of. Specifically, this element is creating chemical changes in our oceans called ocean acidification (NOAA, year). Ocean acidification is becoming an increasingly substantial problem due to its hazardous effects to marine life and seawater which eventually
Global warming is a serious problem that refers to having too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This problem interacts as a blanket, trapping the heat and warming inside our planet. Humans are used to burn fossil fuels such as oil, natural gas and coal for energy or log and burn the forests for creating new other products. The atmosphere by that is overloaded with carbon dioxide emissions (Climate Hot Map, 2011). There are some specific waste and agricultural management practices that increase the burden on earth by releasing other global warming gases.
There is a quote by President Barack Obama saying, “To truly transform our economy, protect our security, and save our planet from the ravages of climate change, we need to ultimately make clean, renewable energy the profitable kind of energy,” (“151 Inspiring Environmental Quotes”). He believes as many due that nonrenewable resources are harmful to all aspects of life. The energy we use now is harmful to our planet, to humans, and to animals. Scientists are taking steps to making the world a better place. They found sources that replenished naturally in a short amount of time and are less destructive in all aspects.