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Essay on Unconditional Planetary Love

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Over the years, the Earth’s atmosphere has been exposed to many man-made products and pollutants, and has incurred detrimental effects in return. The ozone layer is suffering severe damage from the gasses that are emitted from cars, factories, aerosol sprays and much more. “Fossil fuels are the single largest of atmospheric pollution; when burnt, they release in the air particle matter, carbon monoxide and dioxide, oxides of nitrogen and sulfur, and metal compounds” (Our Planet). There are many things that can be done, to reduce the negative effects which are now occurring. The government can help in numerous ways; from requiring the use of “greener” technology in the manufacturing of products to regulating the amount and type of…show more content…
“According to the U.S. Department of Energy , In 1990, California’s wind power plants offset the emission of more than 2.5 billion pounds of carbon dioxide, and 15 million pounds of other pollutants that would have otherwise been produced” (Wind). However, there are concerns about the noise that is produced from the blades, and the fact that birds, or other small flying animals can fly into the blades and die. Another small issue with wind power is that it is often available only in remote or offshore locations. As a whole, these concerns are minimal compared to the benefits that can be reaped.
Biomass is another great resource for producing electricity. “Biomass is a matter usually thought of as garbage” (Energy). It includes wood chips, crops, tires, dead trees, manure and much more. “When garbage decomposes, it gives off methane gas” (Energy). “Pipelines are put into the landfills and the methane gas can be collected. It is then used in power plants to make electricity” (Energy).
An additional use of biomass is to produce ethanol.”Ethanol can be used in special types of cars that are made for using alcohol fuel instead of gasoline. The alcohol can also be combined with gasoline. This reduces our dependence on oil- a non-renewable fossil fuel” (Energy). Biomass is a renewable resource, because trees and plants can be replanted over and over, and used to produce fuel. “Biomass fuels are used to meet the energy needs of nearly half the
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