Building new nuclear plants were put on hold 30 years after the accident because of safety and economic concern. Today, 20% of the nation’s electricity is produced by 99 reactors (“Amadeo”). People today would not know how to function without the help of power plants. Showering, laundry, heat, cooking, transportation, and many more technological operations absolutely require the production of energy. Not only are Nuclear Power Plants useful for electricity, but they are also highly thought of to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Monsanto’s Unethical Practices Monsanto has faced troubles for years, and they are currently facing millions of dollars in lawsuits. Instead of taking responsibility for the destruction their company has caused Monsanto is doing everything it can not to assume the responsibility. They are breaking their code of ethics policies and other business rules by not taking responsibility. Monsanto’s code of ethics is written based their duties and responsibilities to the environment and its people. In the 1970s they created PCBs which is a very dangerous chemical and has caused people to die.
This is evident in Figure … where an equivalent amount of energy is given, the nuclear energy is able to sustain power up to years, where normal fossil fuel can only sustain up to a few days. Although there are debates that the life span of nuclear power sources such as Uranium is low and is comparable to oil, this do not pose a threat as nuclear energy can be recycled. In addition, nuclear power plant only emits hot water into the environment which makes it environmental friendly. In fact, little or almost no carbon dioxide is being released into the atmosphere. The little amount of carbon dioxide is produced because of the mining and construction of the power plant, however the amount released is not comparable to that of other fossil fuel.
“Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that our growing economy needs without increasing emissions. This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy.” Michael Burgess Prior to the introduction of nuclear energy, fossil fuel was thought to be the only available source in producing energy. Although fossil fuel, such as coal, petroleum, and natural gas, contains high energy value, it produces too many harmful byproducts that ultimately pollute our environment. With the rising concerns over global warming as more and more greenhouse gases accumulate in our Earth’s atmosphere, many voice such opinions that new alternative, yet sustainable method must be adopted to produce energy. Nuclear energy is one of the several alternative energy sources that have been introduced ever since.
Nuclear power produces fewer carbon emissions than traditional energy sources because energy is not produced by burning molecules but splitting atoms. ‘An energy mix including nuclear power has the lowest impact on wildlife and Ecosystems’ as shown by a Conservation Biology paper. Consequently, greenhouse gas emissions have reduced by nearly half which shows the benefits and popularity of nuclear power use. Nuclear power has many environmental benefits such as small waste production, leaves no adverse effect on water, land or any habitats. By reducing fossil fuel consumption and switching to Nuclear Energy, we will sustain the environment, quality of air, improving the overall quality of
Now that we know what can happen in the power plants and what causes them, we can stop them from happening and if they do happen, we can fix them without causing harm. Most power plants last up to 80 years of operation without any problems while fossil fuel power plants only last up to 40 years. Also, many of the coal power plants around the country are reaching their effective lifespan. This means that we will need to either replace them with many new coal power plants, or replace them with about a dozen nuclear power plants. The final reason we should build a nuclear power plant is the fact that is will create about 1,300 jobs.
Each of these phenomenon’s has left families broken, nations ruined and history wrongly changed. Because environmental, weather- related disasters and war have claimed the lives of many people, these events have had the greatest impact in history Some environmental disasters include oil spills and explosions. The Exxon Valdez was a cargo ship, carrying 1,264,155 barrels of oil, which ran ashore Bligh Reef, in March 1989. Over 200 miles of land was enveloped in oil and stretched about 1,300 miles across the shore line. Not only were thousands of fish, sea otters and bird remains found but billions of dollars were consumed in the cleaning up process.
Mining the hydrothermal vents could make it so that some very bad things could happen to our earth. Mining is very bad idea until we finish all of the studies about hydrothermal vents because very bad things could happen to fish and the communities nearby the mining. First, The vents are used as homes for species. Mining could wipe out all of the yet to be discovered species. Mining will pollute the water and let out toxins that can kill species and communities near by.
First of all, let’s talk about the environment. I’m sure you all know about greenhouse gases and global warming, so I won’t talk much about that, but you may not know that road vehicles produce 10% of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions. This does include vehicles other than cars like trucks, but Tesla just came out with an electric truck which is faster and can carry more weight than any petrol/diesel truck. Greenhouses gases carbon-dioxide and methane have hit their highest levels in the past 420,000 years, and the extent of arctic sea ice has declined about 10% in the last 30 years. This is all because of global warming, and if we start switching to electric cars, we could make a big difference and maybe, just maybe the effects of global warming will decrease.
If we can’t keep up our crops healthy and clean we are eventually going to kill ourselves off and kill off our whole planet. We are already half way there with all the other chemicals we are putting into our air and environment we are forcing the other organisms on our planet to adapt and become stronger in order to