Pollution affects all living species and almost all ecosystems. Studies have shown a link between air pollution and increased deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory problems. But, humans are not the only ones who are affected by air pollution. Dangerous toxins, like mercury, have shown to settle on plants and in water. Animals then consume the water and plants and then they become affected. The health effects of these poisons then go up through the food chain until it has reached the top. Animals at the top of the food chain are the ones with the largest concentrations of these toxins. Water pollution is another impactful factor in our ecosystems. Clean water is vital to the survival of life. Water is used for drinking, irrigating crops, and other recreational means. But water can easily be contaminated with improperly disposed industrial waste, agricultural runoff, mining activities, and waste treatment plants. Although most people can fight harmful bacteria and viruses, some with compromised immune systems, may not be able to fight them off. Life threatening conditions could occur; it could also affect wildlife in a harmful way. Soil contamination, which consist of harmful liquids or solids mixed with soil, can also affect humans and wildlife in a harmful way. If dangerous chemicals, or other harmful substances, mix with soil, they then can take root in plants that grow on them. If
Pollution can cause changes in the planet’s energy balance, such as changes in the greenhouse effect, which affects the amount of heat retained by Earth’s atmosphere, variations in the sun’s energy reaching Earth changes in the reflectivity of Earth’s atmosphere and surface. The changes have changed the climate many times which have an effect on humans also. (NRC EPA. 2010) Our planet can is good at reusing waste but humans are producing more than what the Earth can handle. Pollution happened at different stages and it has an impact on all living things including species and humans. Unfortunately, humans are the most polluting species.
People dump about 70 million tons of pollution into the air every day causing nature to be destroyed even though people can’t survive without nature. The needs of people are not more important than the needs the planet and animals.
In today’s society, environmental problems are a big problem that plague our world. These detrimental changes are creating astonishing problems for every living organism. Global warming is not a myth. Glaciers are rapidly melting, ecosystems are being destroyed, trees are being cut down for profit, and the globe is warming up and changing our normal climate. Everyone is a contributor to these changes, whether it is a big contribution or a small one. Big businesses and governments all around the world are contributing to the increase in pollution. Factories release chemical waste into our air, and oceans which over time causes holes in our ozone layer. This is not a small easily reversible problem. Chemical air pollution causes problems to not only our environment, but to all the species living on this earth.
Greenhouse gases are compounds in the atmosphere that can trap and hold extra heat, which increases the temperature in the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases is the cause of the greenhouse effect that leads up to global warming. The greenhouse effect is the trapping of the sun’s warmth in the lower atmosphere that is due to the visible radiation from the sun. The solar radiation reaches the Earth’s atmosphere, then the rest of the sun's energy is absorbed by the oceans and lands which result in the heating of the Earth. After that the heat from the Earth goes towards space, some of the heat is trapped in the atmosphere by greenhouses gases which make the Earth warm enough to tolerate living life. The burning of fossil fuels and land clearing start to increase the number of greenhouse gases which travels into the atmosphere. The result of trapping extra heat cause the Earth’s temperature to rise. Scientist's has proven that the constant increase of heat in the atmosphere is caused by humans. The reason humans are proven guilty for the increase of global warming is because of the amount of carbon that is put into the atmosphere. Carbon is released from burning coal, oil, and gas or cutting down and burning forests. Carbon (CO2) is known as the main source of heat-trapping gas which is mainly responsible for the increase of warming over the years. The removal of trees is another cause of global
Throughout the years we as a society have considered the problems within our environment and the social problems we face completely unrelated issues. Technological advances have recently shown us that this is untrue, linked through human intervention our environmental and social issues have a lot more in common than originally thought. The social and environmental issue of pollution is one of the more pressing issues of our time. Our air, water and food supplies are all vulnerable to being heavily polluted by our mishandling of our environment and natural resources. Whether as a consequence of improper disposal or ignorance pollution has become one of our society's biggest complications.
Pollution is a manmade problem, we are the ones responsible for so many natural disasters. The chemicals and all different types of substances we spill into the ground start to become a big from for us in the long run. When these chemicals soak into the ground, air, and water, they all contribute to becoming a bigger part in pollution. These pollutants contain toxins that are destroying our ecosystems and all the living organisms living in them.
the residents, including residents in nearby towns that may rely on the company for employment. Individuals and communities are further victimized in cases of pollution due to the damage to our eco-system. Pollution damages living and non living elements of the eco-system and resources are impacted by pollution. Furthermore the wildlife and even family pets are impacted which in turn re victimizes the individual people (given the limited definitions to consider nature and wildlife "victims").
Our environment is facing many problems lately that cannot be ignored. This is an important issue that we all need to try and solve, because it is becoming more and more of a problem in our everyday life. Most of us are ignoring the fact that pollution and litter is becoming a big problem in this society, also that all of us are a part of it.
With more and more people not doing their part to help and maintain the Earth, pollution has influenced and vastly affected how many of us live, the environment, and the health of many individuals. The term pollution scientifically means the establishment of contaminants into the environment that cause adverse change. It comes in many forms such as air, water, land, soil, thermal, and light. Pollution began around the world dating even dating back to when the Romans were present. The Romans would light fires, burn sculptures, and make armory, causing the process of pollution to start off slowly and transition into today’s time. Nevertheless, people today participate in various activities such as burning fossil fuels and releasing carbon dioxide which is doing even more damage than what the Romans ever did.
The little girl staggers home, coughing into her elbow she lifts her other hand, waving it in front of her as if to pull away the surrounding haze. Entering the cramped apartment, she crumples onto her bed coughing gutturally until her exhausted body pulls itself into a restless sleep. Two weeks later the little girl does not come to school; instead her still body is found curled up in a ball, smiling, as dreams of a sparkling waterfall and fresh mist engulf her. Everyone in the world is exposed to the same infection that seeped into her innocently oblivious self. In the same way breathing smoke from another person’s cigar is harmful, the inhalation of this infection is potent and dangerous. One of these is escapable--one is not. Pollution haunts everyone in the world, inadvertently invading and destroying lives. “At least 92% of people in the world do not breathe clean air” (World Health Organization 2017). 1.7 million children under the age of 5 are killed every year from pollutants, comprising only a fraction of the total 9 million deaths linked to pollution that occur annually. The situation is critical and continues to deteriorate. I am stricken by the effect of pollution, which mankind generously feeds and seems to have no concrete intentions of reversal. However, there is one way to drastically better our future. We are people constantly trailed by smokers who, feeling entitled to abuse what belongs to everyone, light their cigarettes, robbing us of our clean air.
Pollution and Environmental Degradation are things that the large majority of humans contributes to some small or large way on the daily. Whether it is our mode of transportation, throwing a piece of trash on the ground, buying products made from trees, and to be perfectly honest the concentration in which we live, by which I mean the proximity of the average residents in which we reside. These all seem like regular everyday things that are just normal. But in the past things like these were so beyond the norm that they would seem alien and impossible.
Since the very first textile production line in the 1700s to Apple products being made overseas in China, factories have plays a significant role in our world since the beginning and continues to do so. The Industrial Revolution was a stepping stone in Americas history and opened a door to new inventions to make lives easier. It began with the invention and application of machinery for production and peak in the production of machines made by machines. Factories have indeed made production efficient and increased the number of jobs. However, like all good things there is a negative side. Factories are a source of nonpoint pollution, meaning the pollution affects a water body from sources such as polluted runoff from agricultural areas draining into a river, or wind-borne debris blowing out to sea. Non-point source air pollution affects air quality from smokestacks. Which is a problem because factories contribute to both water and air pollution harming our environment as it still continues to operate all over the world. So how do we know if factories are doing more harm than benefits for our environment?
There are many issues which people have to deal with when considering how we as a species are affecting our environment. Not only are chemicals and other pollutants making life difficult for other species, we are in fact poisoning ourselves with what we are sending out into our own atmosphere. In fact, the air that we breathe is no longer clean or fresh. Rather because of pollution much of the air is corrupted by pollutants.
Pollution being the most effective terminator for our environment, which effectively does its homework in four different modes viz. Air, water, soil/land and sound. Air pollution which is pretty prominent & has various incarnations. It’s arsenal include oxides of carbon, nitrogen, sulphur, particulates , Volatile organic compound, particulates etc. The emissions from the chimneys, exhausts & vehicles all contribute in tainting the air, the ballistic use of the aerosol cans, refrigerators, air conditioners has flooded the atmosphere with the CFSs which phagocytize the ozone layer, thereby making organisms more prone to the harmful UV radiations from the sun. The perpetuations of the release of oxides of Carbon especially Carbon dioxide has resulted in green house effect which has caused Global warming thereby increasing the average temperature of the earth. These can have severe repercussions of that of posing a threat to submerge small islands, drastically increasing the fraction of water; it could also strangle the living conditions for the polar bears, penguins and other Antarctic region animals. While the oxides of sulfur and nitrogen help in reducing the pH of water vapor in the atmosphere making it acidic resulting in acid rain. Smoke emitted combines with fog to form the venomous smog. All these are nocuous to the mankind. They