The Oregon Trail was a very important aspect in the history of our country’s development. When Marcus and Narcissa Whitman made the first trip along the Oregon Trail, many Americans saw a window of opportunity. The Oregon Trail was the only practical way to pass through the Rockies. Pioneers crammed themselves into small wagons to try to make it to the unsettled land; however, 10% of these pioneers died on the way due to disease and accidents.
More importantly both articles also focus on highlighting consumer awareness and alternatives to plastics. Specifically, both McGlade and the authors of the academic article use context to encourage consumers to think about plastic, it’s necessity, and it’s consequence. Another specific point is that both articles use examples of how plastic impacts marine life. The article written by Vaughn uses the example of jellyfish and how plastics allow them to broaden their range in the ocean and affect the food chain of other marine life. The academic article uses the example of marine life ingesting marine debris causing death within different species. Both of these examples can serve as evidence to marine debris interfering with the biodiversity of the ocean. As jellyfish disrupt the food chain the cycle of disrupted food source will continue down the chain as the issue worsens. As marine life ingests plastics and die-off marine food chains are affected even further. To sum up, both articles use examples that analyze the issue of marine debris, and both articles turn to the need for change that can solve the problem. Whether the change be technologies that have real biodegradability or alternate human behaviour all the writers understand the steps that need to be
In conclusion, it should have been learned that the issue of plastic pollution has become ruinous. The cost of repair and the inconvenience of lifestyle changes cannot compare to the frightful future this planet is headed. At current rates, hazards are not just inflicted on Earth's oceans but individual human health and the other creatures that rightly inhabit this land. With this concern
The Laramie Project is a play written by Moises Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project. The play is based on the interviews of the citizens of Laramie about what’s happening in Laramie and their responses to the murder of Matthew. In addition to the various themes suggested by the play, the author wanted to present the varying perspectives toward homosexuality in the Laramie community at the time of Matthew’s death. The author also wanted to explore how these perspectives may have changed as the result of Matthew’s death. Even though the citizens of Laramie persisted that hate is not a value they practice, they still showed contrasting and puzzled views
When ever you go to the beach, do you ever think about what can happen to an animal and the water when you leave a wrapper in the sand or a plastic bottle in the water? If you think about it, even a small piece of plastic can harm a fish. The fish could mistake it for food. This could potentially kill the fish. There are other things that people d that pollutes the ocean. An oil spill from a boat can get fish sick (Doc.2). Also, solid waste, plastics, glass, and foam (OI). Marine life can get trapped in any of these items (OI). There are many things we can do to prevent this, like, reducing plastic waste in stream, improve solid waste management, and increase, capture, and reuse (Doc.1). These are just a few of the many things we could do to
The North Pacific Gyre has a mass amount of plastic pollution which affects animals health, human health, and economy. One example, of animals health being affected was the chicks were dying of starvation, so they were digestion plastic in their stomach. Which resulted the stomach to be swollen and the chicks died. On the other hand, when people burn plastic black smoke is formed. Many people are being exposed to the gases that come out of the burn plastic. The two gases that are linked to cancer are dioxins and furans which affects individuals health. An example of plastic pollution affecting our economy is ruining many tourist destinations. The following tourists destinations that are covered in plastic are the Mediterranean sea bed, the
Air quality is also affected by other mechanisms such as airborne toxins that arise from freshwater such as cyanobacteria (Health Implications of Drought…n.d.). Wildfire adds more soot, smoke, and particles to the air (Health Implications of Drought…n.d.). Agricultural dust also pollutes the air through soil erosion from improper farming and exposed bare land in between crops (Drought Measures for Dust Mitigation….n.d.). Increased temperature is not only producing more aeroallergens by earlier flower productions such as pollen and mold spores but also is potential for increasing the allergenicity (A Human Health Perspective .... (n.d.).A research found evidence that particulate matter in the polluted air also affects the environment as it can reduce precipitation in dry regions or seasons and also increase the heat in the atmosphere (Air Pollution a Culprit in Worsening ... (n.d.). A vicious cycle has started where we are creating more pollutants through various activities in everyday life; the environment is becoming warmer, less precipitation, air is getting more condensed. These particulates and toxins threaten health status of the population living there, irritating air passage, worsening chronic and acute respiratory infections (Health Implications of
• Remove any perceived penalties like giving the most capable difficult tasks at last minute which may lead to stress.
In the National Geographic article “Eight Million Tons of Plastic Dumped in Ocean Every Year”, author Laura Parker expresses how violent the simple act of dumping trash into the ocean really turns out to be. This article goes into depth telling exactly what plastics pollution is causing, where it’s mostly coming from, and what you can do to decrease this problem and help save both our planet and ocean wildlife.
Air pollution has been recognized as a major threat to environmental health, and the effects that it can have on the population are extremely varied. In the environmental aspects, air
In today’s complex and interdependent earth systems, air pollution does not only affect human as a whole, but also the entire ecological systems that involves forests and wildlife (animals). Air pollution are caused
The stationary sources are such as industrial facilities and oil refineries while the transportation agents include trucks and cars. In comparison to other cities in U.S, those in California have too many cars. For instance, Los Angeles has too many vehicles exceeding the carrying capacity of the area which plays a role in the horrible air pollution of Southern California. The burning of fossil fuels from the industrial facilities and exhaust pipes of the vehicles lead to the formation of a ground level ozone. Over a period, the deteriorating of the air quality in California has resulted in greater health risks among residents.
Living in a place with bad air quality is a risk to everyone, but there are people with significantly higher instability. People with pre-existing maladies, mainly cardiovascular and respiratory, are more susceptible to more severe illnesses. Children are also more vulnerable than healthy adults. This is because their systems and internal organs are not fully
The problems that develop from this is bad lung function. This condition is affecting many people and diagnosed as asthma. It prevents people from strenuous activity because they can catch their breath. All the chemicals that are in the air affect our genome as well. Which will cause deficiency in our immune system. This will put us at risk for developing other disease not just asthma. In the Gale database “Asthma, heredity and air pollution” research shows that “air pollution exposure suppressed the immune system's regulatory T cells (Treg), and that the decreased level of Treg function was linked to greater severity of asthma symptoms and lower lung capacity” (“Asthma”). Therefore it affects everybody not just the people that have asthma. It has come to the point that they have a flag code to indicate how bad our air quality is. They indicate what days are safe for rigorous outside activity, moderate activity, or just be enclosed in your
In the documentary “Inside the Garbage of the World”, the main social problem being explained is that there has been a great influx of plastic and other type of garbage in oceans and their beaches. This buildup of pollution has largely affected the wildlife population ranging from animals on the beaches to the creatures of the ocean. In oceans, what is called ‘garbage patches’, a large buildup of garbage that flow to one area in the oceans, are being created. Approximately 50 percent of all plastic sinks to the bottom of the ocean floor but about 2 times that much is actually already on the ocean floor. In fact, according to the documentary, there is a garbage patch that is to the left of California that is the size of half of the United States. Each year, about 4.7 million tons of plastic goes in the ocean a year and it is estimated that by 2050, there will be another 33 billion tons of plastic added to the present amount. Eighty percent of the current pollution comes from the land. According to marine researchers, twice as much plastic debris is one the ocean floor than it was 10 years ago. In the futures, plastic will break down into smaller pieces of plastic, creating a bigger problem from the habitat. This plastic pollution is one of the leading cause for beach and ocean inhabiting creatures be extinct because animals are mistaking these plastic pieces for food. When scientist began to dissect beach animals such as birds, they discovered that at least fifteen pounds of