I believe that that dropping the atomic bomb was justifiable and the United States made a good decision dropping it. The United States and Japan had been going at it for almost five years, it had to come to an end. Japan did not only resist, they also unleashed kamikaze attacks at Okinawa; They also ignored the calls for them to surrender Japan should of seen it coming... If you think about it if the atomic bombs weren’t used there would've actually been more lives lost. Dropping the atomic bombs actually saved lives even though a lot of people have a different opinion on the matter.
Deepwater Horizon spill (MBR) This devastating event began the 20 of April 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. it took away with it eleven lives and injuring seventeen more it is considered the largest oil spill ever in the history of the petroleum industry. For about 87 days there was a sea-floor oil gusher, until the 15 of July
Many people are familiar with tanker accidents, since they are highly publicized, and they release large volumes of oil into the ocean. Only a small percentage of global oil spills are related to tanker accidents due to explosions, hull failure, or running aground, however. These spills tend to be very harmful because of the sheer volume of oil released at once, and they pose a serious threat to marine animals and seabirds. Such disasters frequently bring attention to issues with safe oil handling, which can lead to reforms in petroleum regulation. Oil spills in the water can also be caused by natural seepage.
Many believe that this is the causation of many earthquakes that have occurred in the last years. Water contaminations are a possible risk of fracking. With all the chemicals used for oil fracking, it could cause harm the human body. Although it provides many jobs and gives us oil and natural gas, there are many factors of fracking that has harmed the environment. Oil fracking, also known as hydraulic fracking or hydrofracking, has been used for roughly 65 years to get natural gas.
The main topics of it are - effects of the percentage of water contaminated, ways it gets contaminated, and what to do in the after-math. I spent many hours of many days to research this topic to find out facts of water pollution, how to prevent it, and what to do in the aftermath. I hope that you will spend some of you own time to find out more info about the issue and if you can help at a pollution clean up site. The easiest thing that you can do to help the cause is to cut down on the pollution you produce. I hope you keep this in mind because according to statistics, by the year 2025 there will be over 2/3 of the world that will not have access to clean
(National Geographic News, 2015). The tsunami resulted in at least 227,000 fatalities, destroyed 141,000 houses and took away the livelihood of more than 600,000 people. (The Bolton Council of Mosques, 2015). The force of the earthquake was thought to have had the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs. The cause of the earthquake and
1. 90-100 million tons are killed and wiped off the planet each year. Consisting of some of the most beautiful creatures on the planet. Fish are a primary food source to 3.5 billion people worldwide and the depletion of the species is leaving millions of people hungry. Over fishing is a huge problem that needs to be stopped.
The devastation of hurricane Irma was wide-spread and will take years to fully recover from. The total damage Hurricane Irma caused is calculated to be around $100 billion. The damage ranged from destruction of houses and building to 6.8 million people being without electricity (O’Hara, Kristy). The storm caused 38 casualties in the Caribbean and 34 in Florida. Irma flooded the entire area, leaving some places with hip-high water; buildings were lost, and caused destruction to anything that stood in the way.
In most countries, the decision to vaccinate one’s children lies with the parents alone and although doing so is encouraged, it isn't mandatory. Expect this to change over the next couple of years as the deaths associated with the anti-vax movement and its teachings continue to rise across the world. Plastic Bags In the short-term, plastic bags are far more convenient than their paper alternative, but the long-term effects they have on the planet and its inhabitants far outway any immediate pros they may offer. Plastic bags take years to disintegrate once they are discarded and, when they finally do, they release toxic chemicals into the soil, damaging insects, plants, and the wildlife that feed on them. Many plastic bags find their way to the ocean, where they trap fish and strangle larger sea creatures.
Plastics in our oceans is the most dangerous form of pollution in the 21st century In Los Angeles alone, 10 metric tons of plastic fragments—like shopping bags, straws and soda bottles—are carried into the Pacific Ocean every day. Over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century. 50 percent of the plastic we use, we use just once and throw away. Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times.We currently recover only five percent of the plastics we produce.The average American throws away approximately 185 pounds of plastic per year.Plastic accounts for around 10 percent of the total waste we generate.The production of plastic uses around eight percent of the world's oil
Fluoride, the government’s way of saying “we don’t want you to succeed”, has been poured into the water supply by the government for years and has still gone strong. The government thought it was a great way to protect our teeth, but instead it caused more pain which brought forth the fluoride conspiracy. The fluoride conspiracy can be proven because there has been extensive research on the subject, and the side effects of fluoride are easily visible and they include lower IQ, certain cancers, and the feeling of docility. The U.S is ranked low on the totem pole of countries in terms of education and some don’t know why. The reason for this lower standard is because of Americas own screw up.
As technology grows with society, scientist find alternatives to everyday things such as oil and gas. Hydraulic Fracturing being a top producer of oil and natural gases by drilling into the ground and pumping fluids, to release resources. Fracking is one of the main source of heat and fuel but how safe is it. Can we expect to truly continue to rely on oil and natural gases? I feel that fracking isn 't safe because not only do men die from being on oil drills but fracking leads to environmental hazards and shows society isn 't has far into the future as everyone thinks.
Furthermore, if there was more government intervention, there wouldn’t be consumer crises to begin with. Since consumer crises are a growing issue, it is important that the government takes necessary action to make it a declining one. “The scientific community overwhelmingly agrees that trans fats pose major health risks, and the FDA estimates that a ban could prevent 7,000 deaths and 20,000 heart attacks every year” (Filipovic). This shows how reluctant the government is to intervene because despite the clear negative effects of trans fat, it is still widely distributed within the food industry. Additionally, the government generally pushes forward a more individualist approach to food and water safety, which most people contend that it should instead be more systematic.
According to Fisher, in 2004 the EPA deemed hydro-fracking effects to be insignificant, but reopened the investigation in 2011 after requests from congress: “internal documents suggest EPA is facing significant pressure from the oil and gas industry to narrow the scope of the study” (Fisher 105). The health effects that fracking has on the communities around the extraction sites should be enough for the government to regulate fracking practices more than they already
Valeria De Leon Mr. Mays English III 11 November 2015 Thesis Statement On April 20, 2010, the oil-drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded due to equipment failure and sank, spilling over 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico in the course of three months. The BP oil spill was the worst environmental crisis America has ever faced, damaging coastal habitats, the environment and the economy.