The industrial revolution marked a major turning point in Earth’s relationship with the environment. As said the world saw a significant increase in the population, which also applied to an increase of living standards, which led to many natural resources, however that was not the case. Natural resources were provided easily whilst it led to many severe natural changes simply because many people were consuming more natural resources. Higher living standards led to forests being cut down to make ways to expand cities and provide lumber for construction. Another destruction that struck in the industrial revolution era was pollution, as various types of pollutions were going on at the same time damaging. The different types of pollution that occurred
The environment is permanently damaged because of the burning of coal and fossil fuels. Coal was the leading factor in coal making the production of iron the biggest contribution to pollution. Cities were always dense with smog. Environmental issues we face today have been linked to the industrial revolution. The cities and towns simply didn’t have the resources to support such a large population. Sewerage was emptied into the River Thames or onto the streets; leading to terrible hygiene and poor health. The rise in factory produced goods put small handmade trades out of business and supported commercialism. Most workers were completely unskilled and therefore easily replaceable; meaning there was little job
Throughout the course of the industrial revolution, there was a major increase in steel and iron production. While this was great for the development of railroads, making goods cheaper in store but, it had some major negative effects on the environment. With the increase of supply and demand increased factories attempted to maximize the output of their factories by keeping them running as long as possible typically implementing a “sun up to sundown” work day. Factories even went has far as hiring children in order to maximize productivity.
The Industrial Revolution, lasting between the 18th and 19th century, profoundly affected the people of Europe, North America, and other regions of the world. The revolution produced new exciting technological innovations. As a result, the socioeconomic climate and cultural aspects of Europe and North America were altered in an unprecedented manner. Industrial opportunities also lured the population away from agrarian lifestyles to more urban populaces. The Industrial Revolution extensively changed daily life of the 18th and 19th century through technological advancements, changes in society, and population changes.
A negative result of the Industrial Revolution was pollution. Up until the mid 18th century, humans used small tools to create products that were hand crafted. It was a process whereby very little air pollution was created. When the Industrial Revolution started to gather speed, many people left the country and moved to cities hoping for a factory job. With the continuous flow of people into the cities, they became
One of the negative effects during the Industrial Revolution was consequently the amount of pollution being produced. “In the Encarta Industrial factory drawing” (Document 3) it shows a high amount of pollution coming out of the factory chimneys, therefore was the main cause of bad air quality. Consequently
The factories in the industrial revolution were bad for the environment. An excerpt from document #11, The Conditions Of The Working Class In England, states that there was smelly puddles, unpaved roads, and filth and garbage everywhere. These things are bad for the environment and they all were created by the factories during the industrial revolution. In the photo of the outside of a factory, from document #7, you can see that there was a ton of pollution coming from the factories. There was also gunk
England in the 18th and 19th centuries changed dramatically as a result of the Industrial Revolution, which had many effects on the social structure of England and increased the gap between the rich and the poor. Because of this, industrialized English towns such as Manchester were both criticized and admired by poets, politicians, journalists, and outsiders, who were particularly from France. The most powerful points of view were from supporters of industrialization, those who opposed industrialization, journalists, and outsiders.
The last issue raised by the growth and production of manchester was the pollution cuased by the factorys fumes. Many of the workers inhaled these toxic fumes and became sick. Acording to Flora Trsitan “with every breath of foul air they asorbed fibers of cotton, wool, or flas, or particles of copper, lead or iron” (doc 7). Fumes from the production within the factory were being pumped into the air. Thes toxic fumes can be seen in the picture in document 11. The air in this picture is black and filled with smoke from the factories. Many workers died due to the pollution from the factories.
Another negative effect of the Industrial Revolution was on the environment. The factories and industry has increased the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
The Industrial Revolution began in the eighteenth century marking the transformation of economic power and productivity. Not only was there concentration on agriculture, as their main source of an economy, and started to concern themselves with commerce, trade, and exploration of new technologies. Working toward great financial success to make a profit. Even though the machinery was new the main power source was human labor. Production took place in homes and small workshops. The primary labor force was drawn specifically to the young, as the industrial revolution began in semi-normal locations. The effects of the Industrial revolution were harsh on children, and it made people feel like all they
The primary source "Conditions of the Working Class in England in 1844" by Friedrich Engels showed the pollution caused by Industrial Revolution. The quote "At the bottom flows, or rather stagnates, the Irk, a narrow, coal-black, foul-smelling stream, full of debris and refuse..." (p. 2) shows the water system were polluted by factories. People were unable to take water from the rivers for any purpose. Hence, by the 1830's and 1840's, workers formed unions to demand social and political reforms. Fighting for equality among all people, dignity of labor, and perniciousness of unrestrained capitalism. (Merriman,
In England during the industrial revolution there was a lot of poverty and pollution, especially in the main towns where the mass unemployment and people often had to go into the work houses. The conditions that they were made to work in were overcrowded. There was no sanitation or anywhere to clean, and there was a large amount of pollution. These all led to diseases among the workers. Some of the jobs that the children were made to do were chimney sweeping or selling matches. Adults had to do bone crushing for fertilisers, working in kitchens and doing the laundry for rich people.
The other problem closely related to industrialization is problem of big cities. The problem of air pollution increases in the bigger cities because mnozstvo of cars, buses, and trucks. During the traffic jams all kind of pollutants are released into the air, and then people who live near roads have to breath this “dirty” air.