In the pacific ocean somewhere, a body of water is present in which all of the trash in our oceans floats. You can find bits of paper, plastics, and other materials here. This reflects poorly on the garbage management systems that countries have in place. The trash in our world needs to be better taken care of. Letting this garbage into our oceans can cause a number of issues.
As our greed is ceaseless, humans became irresponsible with their own actions, producing excessive amounts of products, in which the majority of them are either thrown into the ocean or placed at the landfills. Hence the term sustainability, recycling and the 3R’s were published, in order to keep the balance. According to the CEWEP, which is the abbreviation of Confederation Europe Waste to Energy Plants, municipal waste management in 2013, Switzerland recycled 51% and incinerated 49% of the countries waste. Unlike other countries, Switzerland is one of the few countries that do not use landfills as a solution towards the waste produced. Their soils are porous, meaning the drainage from the landfills will get polluted, causing water pollution.
In schools, the amount of food thrown away is overwhelming and it all just goes to landfills to just sit and rot and go to complete waste. An issue is going around is about whether compost should be allowed to be used for the environment of a school campus. Compost should be since it would help the food waste go to good, it would benefit the surrounding environment of the school, and it 'd help with the problem of landfills being over filled. In the United states, about 30-40 percent of the food is wasted. That waste ends up in landfills and rot to no use or purpose, even though those moldy, rotten tomatoes you threw out have a very good use and it can be the reason why your garden is so full of bright, vibrant flowers and plants.
not many people are aware and know how important the aquatic environment. many are more concerned about illegal logging in the forest while the animals in the water also need protection and care in ensuring the wildlife and their habitat is maintained. Widespread waste disposal is a problem that cannot be overestimated. this is because, the attitude of some people who throw garbage into the sea will have an impact and the effect is very large. Among the main effect of the disposal of waste into the sea is, waste such as plastic, water bottles, straws and so we all know these materials cannot be digested and can cause the animals in the sea died.
Every year air pollution claims millions of lives, according to a research conducted by WHO (World health organization), air pollution is responsible for over 3.5 million deaths from indoor pollution and 3.3 million by outdoor air pollution, more than AIDS and malaria combined . If air pollution concentration gets higher, it will worsen the greenhouse effect that is caused by when Carbon dioxide created and a barrier that prevents the heat from escaping into space. Air pollution is one of the causes of the global warming that has many hazardous effects, and one of them is climate change. Due to the greenhouse effect, the unusual weather is found all around the world, hurricanes are getting stronger, more flooding and stronger heat and some other places experience less rain. The ice from Greenland, Antarctic, is melting and because of that the global sea level has risen tremendously, is nearly double that of the last century.
Air pollution is the root cause of acid rain, and with power plants releasing massive amounts of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides when fossil fuels are burned, we are adding more flame to the effects of acid rain. According to World Nuclear, China has 38 nuclear power reactors in operation, about 20 under construction, and more about to start construction. China’s electricity is mostly produced from fossil fuels, and 73% produced from coal. To reduce
(source 2) One of these pollutants harming the world today effectively is carbon dioxide (CO2), a gas that is composed from three atoms (One of carbon and two of oxygen). because of the big amount of fossil fuels used, the amount of carbon dioxide increases. Carbon dioxide doesn't absorb energy from our sun, yet it absorbs the heat energy from the earth. (source 1) The molecule of carbon dioxide goes through a term referred as unstable when it absorbs heat energy. If it wants to become stable once again it should release the energy it has already absorbed.
Damaging ozone layer means global warming. Think if nine Space Shuttle launches and six launches of Titan rockets per year results in a total of 725,000 kilograms of chlorine released into the upper atmosphere (Joe Yoon, (2007)). If the ozone layer will damaged it may increase the rates of skin cancer illnesses and cataract. Additionally, it truly effected to the climate changing. The earth’s some regions are hot and some regions are freezing because of global warming (Bradford 2014).On the other hand, many animals and plants are going extinct.
Climate Change, everyone has probably heard about it in the news or on the web, but what does it really mean and what causes Climate Change to happen? Earth has always cooled and heated itself by rotating around the sun but, scientist found that earth temperature has risen throughout the years, there are many causes of this change in temperature, and the question is who should we blame for this. In my opinion humans are the primary cause of Climate Change because we have incremented the gases in the earth atmosphere, cut down hectares of trees with little to no reforestation of them and caused many accidents that affect the tree population. The first reason why I believe that humans are the primary cause of climate change is the increment of gases in the atmosphere. An article that Nasa posted, written by California Institute of Technology stated that, “The planet 's average surface temperature has risen about 2.0 degrees Fahrenheit since the late 19th century”, this change is caused by the increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and other “human-made emissions”.
The Bahamas has implemented the use of dumpsite, but are these dumpsite helping the problem or causing the problem. Landfills are disposable units created man it is use by proper burying the waste. In the Bahamas there are landfills on every island but in New Providence there is one for the whole island which is situated on Harold Road. The Landfill project causes problems like runoffs, land depletion, air pollution which come in the form of toxic fumes and smoke all which can harmfully affect the environment and human health. The question is asked is there any beneficial use of using a landfill and the answer is no.