Wastes that ends up in the landfill releases a significant amount of methane. Methane is one of the most powerful greenhouse gas emission and it’s worse than carbon dioxide. Food continues to pile up in the landfill creating a remarkable of 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse emission. The methane accelerating impacts climate change and global warming. Climate change can affect the world from wildfires to extreme weathers like hurricanes.
In The Jungle, Sinclair talks about the billowing smoke from the factories and the stench of rotting flesh that pollutes the Packingtown air (Sinclair, 1906). All the factories used the most efficient fuel source of that time, coal. Coal forms soot when burned which pollutes the air and is a strong contributor to global warming (Benzkofer, 2015). Soot can also cause diseases and health problems when breathed in. The Jungle illustrates how easily workers and civilians got sick from unsanitary working conditions, and also from breathing in the heavily polluted or “dirty air” (Sinclair, 1906).
The industrial revolution created an age of wonder for the rich but also created a nightmare for the workers powering the industrial revolution. The period of rapid industrial growth during the 1800s and into the early 1900s was more harmful because of poor working conditions, violent labor disputes and poor regulations at factories. The businessmen of the industrial revolution created poor working conditions for men and women just
Industrial Revolution, which took place from 1760 to 1840 in Britain, is considered to be one of the main history in the past that has changed the live of every person in Europe. It was a period during which the handtools, handmade items, and farming were replaced by mechanized manufacturing. The new age of mechanization which was faster and more efficient allowed for more affordable goods that caused the prices to drop making the iteams available for poor and rich. Altough the standard of living for general population improved consistenly for the first time in the history, the Industrial Revolution also prved to be harmful. On the other hand, farmers who became jobless had to leave their comfortable lives and more into overcrowded cities with high population density.
Sulphur dioxide that makes air toxic is produced by the burning of coal in everyday normal activities that make the smoke produced by factories, cars and of burning wood. Abnormalities like global warming and acid rain are caused by the release of carbon dioxide and other harmful gases to the air. This is not only causing environmental degradation but it also has a huge effect of the human health. It can cause a noticeable increase in respiratory problems like asthma and lung cancer. By breathing contaminated air,
Vast majority of these companies burned fossils fuels to generate energy for their business operation on daily basis. Also due to the country ill economy, countless Liberians that reside in the rural regions engaged in excessive burning of gigantic amount of coal and oil for their various homes. And besides, air pollutions through transportation is another major issues that needs to be focus on when addressing air pollution, because when too many carbon dioxides and other greenhouse gases that are released into the atmosphere has a negative effect on the air quality. Additionally, the whole populations of Monrovia are undergoing serious threat from health hazards because of immense ejection of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere from automobiles, as well as small power-generating engines, and other various
Pollution isn’t only, caused by pollution alone, but it’s also caused by the humans that throw garbage and chemicals out. Believe it or not, but garbage that’s dumped into the rivers or the oceans is a factor in water pollution. The reason why the garbage is dangerous is that it isn’t any normal garbage, but its industrial waste that contains toxic and some of them even contains radiations. It often occurs in poor countries because they don’t have many effective measurements against garbage dump, therefore, the pollution has become the leading cause of death. Another factor is pesticides and fertilizers that often is used in agriculture, but it has its upsides and downsides, it increases and protects the crops, on the other hands it can cause dead zones and damage the consumers, as the humans and the
Environmentalists found that harmful exhaust fumes from vehicles, poisonous smoke produced by coal- based power plants and dust from construction sites and road works have deteriorated the quality of air. Air pollution is a major environmental issue because of irreversible repercussions and numerous costs and values involved. The “poisonous air” in the city caused many casualties, hence raising the value of statistical life (VSL) in Delhi. People are willing to pay a greater price to save one individual’s life and reduce the mortality rate. The air borne particles in the smog lead to innumerable patients suffering from chronic illnesses namely strokes, cancer and respiratory diseases.
• Respiratory and lung problems-when pollution levels are very high and have the potential to cause respiratory, lung, heart and cancer. There has been reported cases of mortality from direct and indirect effect of air pollution. Pneumonia and asthma is most common in children. • Acid rain – the burning of fossil fuels release nitrogen and sulphur oxide, which are known to be very harmful gasses. Their presents in the air can cause acid rain when it
Pathogenic microbes Pathogenic microbes are introduced to the water bodies from untreated sewage, surface runoff form intensive livestock grazing. Protozoa and bacteria are the main pathogenic microbes that caused illness and high mortality in most developing countries during outbreaks. Water scarcity and inadequate sewage treatment contribute to the prevalence of these pollutants. 4. SOUTH AFRICA AND WATER POLLUTION In South African, water is a scarce resource and there is an increase in water pollution and reduced quality.