He opens up the article with the singular word that incites the highest level of fear in people, “doomsday” (Wallace-Wells). It catches people’s attention and makes them worry about the ramifications of climate change, and Wallace-Wells’ use of this word enforces the looming danger of rising temperatures. Next, he discusses the lifespan of Miami and Bangladesh “as if [they] still have a chance of surviving” even if people stop burning fossil fuels all together (Wallace-Wells). Wallace-Wells asserts that carbon emissions are the ultimate cause of climate change and causes anxiety in the readers because parts of the world may soon disappear into the ocean. Then, he explains how the carbon emissions affect the air quality and describes the air as “a rolling death smog that suffocates millions” (Wallace-Wells).
By describing ecologism, this research essay will specify why ecologism provides the best path for tackling environmental problems in the contemporary world by elaborating on specific branches of environmentalism and why other frameworks like liberalism and capitalism are not the best path to protect the environment and tackle environmental problems. Since the dawn of industrial civilization, there has been a rapid increase in environmental problems. Air, water and land pollution has greatly increased as the industries of the world developed and will continue to increase exponentially in the near future. “The Industrial Revolution greatly accelerated the release of pollutants into the environment and the variety of pollutants and the extent of pollution are now greater than ever in history” (Radojevic & Nikolaevich 2006, p.6). As the pollutant... ... middle of paper ... ... Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development in China: Hong Kong in Global Context, Policy Press, UK.
Since technology has enabled mankind to discover more capable methods of transportation, mankind has exploited its power over nature and produced machines such as the combustion engine. In combustion engine's, oil explodes to move machinery, and emits a very toxic byproduct called CO2. Carbon is incredibly dangerous to the earth's atmosphere, and erodes huge holes in the ozone layer of our earth. This erosion causes global warming and climate change that is permanent and irreversible. The impact of global warming will not only ... ... middle of paper ... ...e sources."
Global Climate Change and Small Businesses: The modern society is experiencing tremendous challenges with regards to access and availability of energy for sustainable development. This is primarily because of the problem of global warming or climate change, which has devastating effects on individuals, businesses, and the society. Actually, it is expected that global warming or climate change will continue to have significant socio-economic and environmental consequences for several countries across the globe, especially developed countries. These regions are characterized with increased changes in temperature and precipitation patterns that contribute to frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. As global climate change continues to have significant effects on the society, these effects are also felt by small businesses in the renewable energy sector.
1. Introduction Technological progress and the development of new knowledge are important drivers of economic growth and are a key factor in ensuring that the shift to environmentally sustainable growth happens at least cost to the economy. According to Kemp (2009), environmental innovation (eco-innovation) consists of new or modified processes, techniques, systems and products to avoid or reduce environmental damage. Environmental innovations "are not limited to innovation in products, processes, marketing methods and organisational methods, but also include innovation in social and institutional structures" (OECD, 2009, p. 13). Environmental innovations against general innovations may lead to economic and environmental benefits, the so-called
Secondly evaluate the sustainable development of biofuel and wind energies. Finally conclude arguments on potential renewable energy to replace fossil fuels. Owing to the increase in the global population accompanied by an increase in energy demand as a result oil price crisis. Many governments... ... middle of paper ... ...f renewable energy or carbon-free debate and argument. This essay has attempted to evaluate the potential renewable energy both in terms of sustainable development and reducible global warming.
The threat of global warming has never before been so real, as is being felt now. With the Inter-governmental Panel for Climate Change giving out dire warnings of climate change and pollution in the environment, there has come about a sizeable literature to understand the phenomenon and to cope with it. There has been an increase in concern worldwide as to the deterioration of environmental quality and its impact on human lives. In particular in the field of economics, there have been pertinent questions raised in order to understand the linkage between environmental pressure and economic activity. In what way does environmetal quality affect economic activity?
Since these initial findings, there has been significant research into determining whether or not this relationship exists. Do all factors in environmental quality systematically correlate with economic development? Of course, there are many other variables that may impact environmental quality, however, many of these variables are endogenously embedded in the model and are related to the development of society as the economy evolves. For instance, does the EKC model fails to determine whether the solution to preventing environmental decline is more economic growth; or if pollution is simply an unfortunate output from economic development that we are responsible for abating once the benefits from production outweigh the negative environmental and human health costs. The American economist Simon Kuznets is famous for winning the Nobel Prize in 1971.
However, scientists are keeping track of the planet’s vital signs. These vital signs are showing that Mother Nature does not agree with the excessive demands on natural resources. Evidences collected by scientists are showing frequent abnormal natural disasters (NASA). These abnormal natural disasters are consequences caused by global warming. Global warming is a global dilemma and everyone is endangered whether or not they were the cause for the increasing global warming.
A major concern of people from all demographics and religions is the environmental crises are taking place in the US and all over the world today. Many aspects our daily lives in the capitalist society we live in are causing grave destruction to our planet. Issues such as global warming, bottling water, and the search for oil and fossil fuels are some of the most known environmental crises taking place in the US. I believe the US could in fact find safe, profitable solutions to many of these problems as long as it is willing to be proactive and address the serious issues at hand while they can be corrected. If the US does not step in and set regulation and new laws on the big businesses and individual citizens that are causing these crises, our environment as a whole will continue to suffer irreversible affects.