Industrial Revolution

opinion Essay
1128 words
1128 words

There have been many changes in the Earth's climate. However, the carbon dioxide levels have been higher in the past one hundred years than the entire earth's history. With the rise of industrialization in third world countries and to keep up with the power demand in modern countries. Pollution is becoming a major problem, a plague of sorts. It's becoming more and more a part of our daily life. It is affecting the health of our planet and it needs to be stopped. People have begun to realize that what we're doing isn't healthy for us and the planet. But we're beginning to wonder, isn't it too late? To get to the bottom of the problem we have to go back. To the year 1810 when the first industrial revolution was in swing? Actually, we can …show more content…

Many countries are coming to the realization that they are going to have to make some sacrifices also. The main problem with clean up acts like this is that it's very hard to just switch the countries main power source. This will also hit the economy of China as over 180,000 companies are to be affected by the war on smog. Some companies have lost over 15 percent of sales due to the new rules put in place. The consequences are clear and will people stick to the program or revert to their old ways. This goes for many other countries too. Countries are banning gas and diesel-powered cars in the near future. Many governments are starting to phase out the usage of gas and diesel powered cars some as little as 2030. This change is mainly happening in European countries like Norway and the Netherlands but India and China are also pushing for an all-electric car future. Some Latin American cities and Los Angeles have agreed to end the sale of gas or diesel powered cars in their cities. Only .22% of all cars on the road in the United States are electric but they are becoming increasingly popular. China who has one of the worst pollution cases in the world, ironically produces more electric cars. However, they are mostly exported to other countries. Countries are also switching to other forms of energy that are better for the environment. Wind Farms have made a major appearance in the United …show more content…

“Three years ago, at the Communist Party’s annual congress, Premier Li Keqiang declared war on air pollution in China. At the party congress this past March, he renewed his vow “to make our skies blue again.”(Gardiner, Beth). China is one of the most polluted countries in the world with its rapid rise of industrialization. It is planning on cutting back on wood and coal as China's main power source and heavily investing is wind and solar power. Due to the rise in industrial capabilities. China has begun to produce many products including eco friendly cars. Engineers are trying to make cars that run on cleaner energy sources and produce less harmful emissions. Some innovative ideas include making cars that run on electricity and others that run on biofuels. Shell is design a car that will run on hydrogen and emits only water. Only a small percentage of cars on the road are electric but the numbers are increasing every day. Electric cars are expensive with each car costing on average around thirty to forty thousand dollars. This means that most people don't have the money or charging stations are not available in their area. However with the steady rise of the industry. Electric cars are to become more easily

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that pollution is becoming a major problem, affecting the health of our planet and needs to be stopped.
  • Opines that to get to the bottom of the problem, we have to go back to 1810 when the first industrial revolution was in swing.
  • Explains that it will take a lot of time, money, and effort to fix pollution. countries are banning gas and diesel-powered cars in the near future.
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