In the article “Oceans of Pollution,” published by Al Jazeera, Dahr Jamail discussed the impacts of pollution on the world’s oceans. He talked about the amount of plastic wastes produced by human and the increasing area of “dead zones.” He showed how seriously plastic debris and chemical fertilisers have affected the environment and how harmful they are to ecosystem. Jamail tried to warn general publics on the damages they have caused on the environment and hoped to gather people’s attention on pollution by writing this article. Jamail made a strong communication with the audience by using three rhetorical strategies, logos, pathos, and ethos, and his article clearly fulfilled his purpose.
The author begins the article by discussing the death percentage related to air pollution and what causes the elevated levels of air pollution. Huth continues the article by pointing out that different areas have different problems related to air pollution. Finally, Huth draws attention to the fact that different countries have different solutions to the air pollution. Though this piece was written for the entire United States, the fact that air pollution can be deadly to humans is universally applicable. Though Huth is a reporter and not an environmental scientist, Huth does cite reports made by credible institutions. Though this article talks only about how air pollution is deadly and does not expand the idea to talk about other health complications, the fact that air pollution is dangerous to human health does support my claim that a reduction in air pollution will lead to a better quality of
This article, “Oceans of Pollution” is written by Dahr Jamail. He presents this article with many details to support his argument. Two main topics with support are used, which is how plastic is causing a great pollution affecting the fertility rates of the fish because fish can ingest tiny sizes of plastic therefore harming the creatures. As well, another topic in this article is the dead zone affecting the ocean, caused by natural environment, climate changing the temperature and human factors. This article mainly presents this article to the government to suggest for change and to humans, many who are biologists, who care about this huge problem. With the intensity of the ocean’s pollution, the article uses three rhetorical topics, pathos,
Although thought to be “not a big problem” and “under control” by most people, pollution is making its way in being a serious and an unforgiving threat to society. Pollution a topic everyone hears and knows exists. What they don’t know is how serious of a problem it is already becoming. Many health issues are being reported now that are linked to air pollution and even the most severe weather places have encountered are linked to air pollution also. By society, not fully being aware of the true threat that pollution is making, it will only become a growing threat that they will be encountering.
The Coast Guard regulations outline equipment and procedures to reduce unnecessary bulk cargo from spilling (USCG). Though these regulations aim at preventing avoidable cargo spills; accidents out of a crew's control can happen. Sometimes a ship in rough water loses part of its cargo as a wave sweeps across an open cargo hold. Others times a ship offloading misses the dock machinery collecting the cargo and some of the cargo spills into the water. Vis versa a ship loading floats away from the dock (because a mooring line breaks) or rocks do to wave action, causing a fuel line to snap. On the other hand a majority of cargo and fuel dumping occurs on purpose. Ships on the Great Lakes cannot allow their dry cargos to mix so the Coast Guard created a policy where a ship's deck must be ‘broom clean’, meaning any cargo remaining on deck after an on/offload considered safe gets washed off the deck (USCG). The Coast Guard believes the practice meets all environmental standards and their intentions mean well, but to no avail. The let down on this practice lies with the shipping companies who take advantage of the Coast Guard. The companies dump toxic materials into the lakes including miscellaneous garbage thrown overboard by crew members and release dirty oil with little thought of consequence (USCG). The Coast Guard does not have the technology available to enforce the
The attempt to abolish the use of renewable energy such as wind and solar and instead save the sun by letting nature take its course faces many hurdles as each Nation sets is limits on how much one company can emit toxic wastes into the environment and as such their intention is not to allow these companies to carry out their operations without due respect for the environment. However these companies have derived ways of avoiding detection and are finding ways of dumping toxic wastes into the environment without being accounted for. Klein gives an example of a ship that is as high as the sea the clouds which emits toxic carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, this carbon dioxide which varies from country to country can be emitted to a country that has a low legal percentage of emission which can not be controlled by the ship or it can’t be regulated, (Everett
Exploratory Thesis: From Blade Runner, we learn that air pollution is a huge problem for megacities or cities. But actually we know little about air pollution. The syposium will briefly introduce the causes of air pollution, the common pollutants, the result and practical prevention of air pollution. This can help us know more about air pollution. And therefore, we can do more for provide better air environment for next generations.
The foreword of this book is written by James Corbett, professor of marine science and policy and he writes " This text is designed to assist today’ s mariners, environmental scientists, and regulatory administrators. " And he concludes with "This text contributes to a better understanding of shipping and environment, and expands the horizons for twenty-fi rst-century shipping.".
In the article “Ocean of pollution,” the author, Dahr Jamail, makes a strong case for that fact that human activities drive oceans pollution in a terrible situation. He begins by briefly outlining how quickly plastic pollution in the oceans has increased in only few decades along with human behaviour. Dahr then continues on to describe the doubling “dead zones” appears unnaturally have impacts on sea life, even the food chain. The article concludes by stating the solution for the oceans pollution. Clearly, the audiences he spoken to are the North American public since it was originally published in the widely circulated Al Jazeera Magazine, but it also intended for the environmental organizations and governments (lots data from American government departments and list solution for EPA). In fact, for the most part with Dahr use of examples and pictures strengthens his logos. Also, he integrates pathos excellently due to appropriate images and tone. He utilizes Ethos well, for knowledgeable about the environment issues.
The effect on the environment, not just shipping volume, should always be considered when, when determining the effectiveness of a port. The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach as a complex are ranked the 10th biggest port in the world by volume, and are the 9th busiest port in the world. This high level of traffic leads to a large amount of emissions from boats, trucks, and trains. The high emissions had a major impact on the local air quality. In 2006, the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan was passed to combat the poor air quality. Notably, this strategy being produced for a global seaport was the most comprehensive reducing health risk and cutting air pollution to a minimum. Within five years of passing the Action Plan,
Ocean pollution is one of the biggest global killers. 5,000 people die each day because of dirty water. This is due to heavy reliance on plastics. Ocean pollution is when harmful chemicals or objects get into the ocean and contaminates it. There’s many different types of ocean pollution. For example, there’s oil, dumping, sewage, air pollution, and agricultural run off. In this essay, we’re going to be focusing on sewage pollution. Sewage pollution is animal waste and human wastewater that is washed into the ocean.
Air, is one of the most substantial source to mankind and our planet. While it exists, so does everything else along. However, in today’s epidemic, there has been certain factors that have increased in understanding whether the air we breathe today is healthy or not? Is it doing more harm than we thought? In other words, the health risks against air pollution have risen in the past few decades; all from what you may ask? Well, it could be for various factors and evaluations; either environmental or materialistic. Pollution is a major public health crisis in the world. (Friis, 2012). This is one of the conflicts that contribute to various aspects of an individual’s life, whether they may realize it or not. In this paper will include the sources that cause pollution with the effects it cause as well as policies on the regulation of air pollution.
The amount of factories and industries has grown immensely through the previous years which has resulted in an expansion in the consumption of petroleum products. Innovation has begun to increase and has promoted the expansion of the production of cars. As stated by the Air Quality Research Center, “Air pollution is one of the most dangerous environmental problems, causing many adverse health effects and responsible for 50,000 deaths in the U.S. each year” (Air Pollution and Health – Air Quality Research Center.). The smog and
Pollution is the introduction of harmful substances or products into the environment. It is a major problem in America and as well as the world. Pollution not only damages the environment, but damages us also. It has cause many problems ranging from lung cancer to the greenhouse effect. It is all among us but we continue to live in our own filth. What is the reason behind this flawed logic? In this paper I will examine the problems and solutions for this issue.