In order to stop ocean pollution and the negative effects associated with it, we must initiate and implement change! We need to stop polluting ourselves! It is necessary to implement change because pollution affects the environment and the people. Ocean pollution can cause a disruption in the food chain due to the consummation of contaminated animals, a decreasing amount of marine life due to waste, an increase in dead zones, and lastly a rise in diseases. Ocean pollution is a man-made problem and most manmade problems have man-made solutions.
This specifically goes against the Doctrine of Public Trust, a concept made to protect waters of the public. Fracking industries are spoiling the people 's water with chemicals unsafe to ingest or wash with/in. These chemicals are too dangerous to outweigh the positive benefits. Another environmental issue fracking causes is man made earthquakes happening only after fracking sites are set up. It was found out that the disposal wells pumped with used fracking chemical water are creating these man-made earthquakes.
In order to improve the marine environment, the government and the Environment Public Authority of Kuwait should take immediate actions that can influence the society and help in minimizing aquatic debris and pollution. Aquatic littering and marine pollution can be caused by a number of different sources. Aquatic littering can be further categorized into two main sources, namely, land-based sources and marine-based sources. Land-based sources that pollute the marine environment include local drainage systems, fleeting streams and sewage drainage. Industrial, agricultural and domestic activities also play a vital role in causing marine pollution.
Overfishing Overfishing means to deplete or exhaust a stock of fish or shellfish by excessive fishing. This may not seem like a topic that is ever worth argueing over, or worth making laws for, but little do people know that the consequences of overfishing will soon affect the entire world. This will not only affect ocean life, it will also affect humans, as well as all other living organisms lives as well. There are already several overfishing laws existing, but they are easily avoidable and is done so with so many large fishing companies. These laws need to be taken more seriously and need to be highly enforced.
When carbon dioxide concentration in waters is altered so is the concentration of other elements such ad nitrogen and iron which are key ingredients to survival for microbial communities. That is one consequence but this process could affect the calcifiers drastically. These organisms build their own bodies with calcium carbonates. But because of the high CO2 concentrations the concentration of calcium and carbonate ions are drastically low therefore the organisms which rely on calcium carbonate cannot survive. This was clearly visible when Elizabeth went to those sea floor vents which were pumping carbon dioxide.
But the health and environmental risks heavily outweigh the pros. They pump a water mixture into the wells which includes carcinogens which could seep into vital water sources also the water alone that they pump into the ground alone wastes to much and water being the most precious resource. on the planet we should conserve it and not waste it on a less valuable resource to our sustainability. There has also been evidence of it causing small earth tremors (earthquakes) which could potentially cause millions of dollars in property damage which could hurt the economy. But with that in mind i think that other methods of getting natural gas are way more detrimental to the environment than fracking so i would rather that then fracking.
Examples of negative local practices are the usage of poison/explosives and overfishing. Overfishing as the name suggests, is fishing a certain fish to an excess amount, decimating the population. This could put multiple organisms’ populations at risk and populations may possibly go extinct. Another practice that negatively impacts the ocean is the usage of poison and explosives. Obviously, the poison that is used in fishing (mainly cyanide) is harmful for the ocean because it may poison other fish over the years.
To reduce the harm caused to the wildlife in marine there is a need to regulate the amount of oil spill into the ocean and to ensure that the oil spill company benefits there is a need to produce the right amount via looking into the right strategies to be used in production of oil. Utilitarianism is morally right if it results in the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people; therefore, it could be argued that BP should: adopt riskier strategies that result in higher returns; cut safety costs; and exploit small minorities. The results could provide a benefit for a great number of people over time, (Warren 2012). From an act utilitarianism perspective BP’s employees can be seen to act unethically as the immediate results of some decisions induce suffering and detrimental effects to the environment, employees and local communities. (Warren
However, it still cannot avoid some issues such as the piracy and terrorist issues. Besides that, the increasing of the ships and other maritime related activity will bring the issue of the environmental pollution issue. It will bring the threats of maritime pollution because of the accidental spills, illegal dumping of waste, and so on. As well as, that will influence the health of the human and organism inside the sea. Therefore, to address maritime security concern requires international efforts.
My opinion on the video is that we need to find ways to prevent the wide spread of acidity that is increasing over time across our earth. The acidity doesn 't just effect the fish but it effects human beings. Just as the acidity hurt Mark and Sues business, it could hurt other business that are also involved with the oceanic wild
The effects of fracking have not only affected the people living in the North Dakota oil-towns, but also the animals, and the flora and fauna that have been gravely impacted as well. However, to completely eliminate fracking, at least in the short term, is not a reasonable possibility; therefore, it is imperative that short term solutions: such as greater regulation on fracking infrastructure, more police officers to curb crime and a movement towards more traditional oil drilling is imperative. In the mean time, as these “Band-Aid” solutions are implemented, the entire oil industry should work to more sustainable,
Offshore oil drilling is an oil extraction procedure which permits oil organizations to get to stores of oil covered under the ocean floor. In my opinion, many people are against offshore oil drilling, due to their concerns about how it will impact the environment, and the unaesthetic appearance of oil rigs off the coastline. However, I think the importance and safety of off-shore oil drilling is something to consider so there are no accidents, or harm to people or even damage to the environment. If we continue offshore drilling it could possible create many jobs and make America energy vitality free. By doing away with our dependency on foreign oil our economy could possible improve a lot.
The PolyMet construction will not only build energy but it will process a damaging environment. More animals will become endangered and threatened. The land of many lakes and rivers will eventually be polluted to the point of poison. Also the acid and waste will cause human health issues like cancer. The discussion on having the Polymet may have a positive factor to the environment, but I strongly believe that it will have a negative outcome.
Many people claim that desalination is an energy wasteful process, is extremely expensive and can damage the environment, particularly marine life. When the seawater is sucked in to be desalinated, plankton and fish and even birds can be sucked in and killed as well. When the salt water is extracted from the fresh water, the salty ‘brine’ is put back into the ocean where it sinks to the bottom because it is denser than normal sea water. This could have unknown consequences but because the process is so knew it is hard to tell how detrimental they will be. It is issues like that which have stopped a plant like this being built in the past.