In society today, something better is always being produced and everyone thinks they need the new product as soon as it comes out. Subsequently, we all throw valuable products away that can be reused and we do not even think how it is affecting the earth. During the 1920’s and 1930’s, “planned obsolescence” was a philosophy discovered by manufactures to produce products that are made to fail or become less desirable over time; therefore, the consumer will have the desire to buy again. As a society, we are set up to throw everything away and buy new things. For example, in third world countries, people live off of so little and in our country; we take so much for granted.
Ocean Pollution is a huge problem that is often overlooked because of the vast amount of water that covers the earth ocean that we have. Although Ocean pollution does not directly affect most of us in our daily day to day lives, eventually it will catch up to us and the effects will be more serious and evident in our everyday lives. With most of the garbage floating around in the ocean being plastic, it isit’s pretty clear that something needs to be done with plastic, like producing less plastic products. Ocean pollution is a huge problem that can be solved by doing different things to prevent plastic and other waste items from being disposed in the ocean and other bodies of water. producing less plastic products.
The book The World is Blue by Sylvia A. Earle discusses how important marine life is for a steady Earth and what humans are doing wrong that is having a great impact on the oceans and life beneath the waters. Sylvia discusses all this extremely educational and beneficial information to the reader by her past experiences and her feelings towards them. She makes her opinions apparent, but in a way that is professional and allows the reader to see both sides to the problem. The way the book is written is by letting the reader really understand why the world needs the ocean and what impact the ocean has on humans everyday life. Also, she writes with facts and bullet points to show how her information is correct and she is not just over being over
Wall-E and Feed are similar in the way that both societies begin to rely on technology, and grow so lazy that humans stop taking care of the environment and stop caring about most of the things that go on around them. This causes the environment to to be destroyed by garbage, pollution and deforestation. In Wall-E, the Earth had to be abandoned because the air was no longer breathable, the water was full of oil and the ground was polluted with trash. By moving to space, everything became very convenient and people grew even more lazy and dependent on technology.
From the beginning of the eighteenth century, technology has allowed us to live a comfortable and affluent life. The Industrial Revolution had widely spread technology around the world; however, as a result of the revolution, our planet has been affected a lot. It caused many pollution problems such as air pollution, water pollution, and marine pollution. Those pollutions are one of the most serious issues and some organizations and governments have already started to work toward those problems. Unfortunately, plastic pollution in the ocean has not been recognized as an urgent problem.
The Pacific Ocean’s water temperature can range from lower than the freezing point of water (29 degrees fahrenheit) to 86 degrees fahrenheit. These temperatures can vary because of the location of the Pacific Ocean, some areas are closer to the equator or on the equator. and others are farther north/south. The Pacific Ocean’s yearly weather pattern is pretty consistent the northern pacific is warmer because this area is closer to the equator and the southern part is colder because this area is closer to Antarctica. The Pacific Ocean has no seasons because the southern part is closer to Antarctica and Antarctica is always cold.
The amount of plastic products that ended up in the ocean as of 2015 are quite high. How high you may ask yourself? No not 1 million but 9 million tons of plastic waste laid in the ocean as of 2015. Who could be responsible for most of this plastic in the ocean? Surprisingly its china, they are responsible for 2.4 million tons per year.
Introduction There are many definitions of what constitutes marine litter. But they all boil down to essentially the same thing. Marine litter or marine debris as it is also known is “any persistent, manufactured or processed solid material discarded, disposed of or abandoned in the marine and coastal environment…” (Galgani et al, 2010). Marine litter is human created waste and includes everyday items such as plastic bags, balloons, rope, medical waste, glass and plastic bottles, cigarette lighters and beverage cans as well as thousands of other products.
Review of Literature Environmental issues began to be discussed and debated only towards the end of the 20th century. Since then significant amount of literature has been penned down raising awareness about issues of pollution, deforestation, animal rights and several others however it has failed to result in major changes, ideas or even actions to save the environment. Several species of animals have become extinct; pollution level is at an all-time high, global warming is leading to severe climate changes all across the globe but these problems do not seem to alarm the decision makers. Leydier & Martin (2013) also states that, “despite the increasing expression of concern in political and media debates about issues such as climate change, pollution and threats to biodiversity, “political ecology” (operating at the confluence of scientific developments, political engagement and ethical debates) is still trying to find its bearings” (p.7). It is quite evident that environmental issues are not treated in equivalence to political, economic, social or even religious issues.
How pollution ends up on Sydney beaches There are numerous sources of pollution resulting in mass amounts up on Sydney beaches. It is estimated that 80% of rubbish in aquatic environments comes from land, with the remaining 20% from human activities. Pollution can end in the ocean from nonpoint source pollution, which is the result of runoff from substances such as septic tanks and topsoil. Another source is storm water drains that pick up rubbish and chemicals from gutters making it flow directly to the ocean. Nonpoint source pollution