The Effects Of Air Pollution On The World

1336 WordsMar 1, 20166 Pages
Throughout the last 200 years, there have been a plethora of inventions such as the combustion engine. Other such inventions include the steam engine, typically driven by coal, and propellants used to spray chemicals. The Industrial Revolution left an impact on the world far greater than just inventions and set forth a world of change. Although the Industrial Revolution brought many great devices in to the world, it also could have caused the accelerated climate change and warming that we saw throughout the 21st century. In fact, over the 900 years before the Industrial Revolution began, the average world temperature was in decline and the 1990s was the warmest decade on record. The introduction of the combustion engine characterizes the Industrial revolution more than any other invention because it was used for anything from textiles to automobiles. Not only does the combustion engine characterize the Industrial Revolution, but it also characterizes pollution. Air pollution is in direct relation to air quality, for which we have certain standards (Vallero, 2007, p. 3). These standards can be interfered with, and a large amount of the pollutants that cause the interference come from combustion engines. In the combustion cycle of an internal combustion engine, a fire is created which burns fossil fuels such as diesel and gasoline. Although the fire is contained well, not all of the fuel is burned off and in turn is exhausted with the same chemicals that were
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