Are you shocked that our environment is becoming an issue in the world today? Climate change which means there’s a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods raging form decades to million of years, is the main culprit in damaging our earths environment. Humans causes global warming by burning fossil fuels, coal, oil and gas cause global warming. Over the past 200 years carbon dioxide has been increasing and applied to the earths atmosphere. Humans are the ones who are causing the most damage to the earths environment, that movements are being made to put the mistake that humans are making to cause climate change (global warming) into perspective of how harmful the things humans do in their every day lives can and will effect the environment, this is so we can help to improve those affects.
This essay has attempted to evaluate the potential renewable energy both in terms of sustainable development and reducible global warming. Renewable energy such as biofuel and wind energy can be seen as a safe, reliable and cost effective alternative to using fossil fuels for energy security. However the development of green energy has drawbacks so funds for research and develop for chance from lab-scale products into commercial products should be provided and these fuels will become increasingly expensive to use. Clearly more could be done to produce carbon-free energy and more efficient and reduced environmental impacts. Also awareness of the advantages of renewable energy has been steadily growing and it is expected that the share of renewable energy in the total generation capacity will increase in future.
Moreover, nearly its 93 percent emission is from burning coal that is also pegged on the utilization of electricity in industries (Haldar, 2011). Therefore, the immense production of electricity from burning coal in the United States among other countries will only increase emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere thereby increasing the effects of global warming. Carbon dioxide emission from burning gasoline is another cause of global warming. This cause is also increasi... ... middle of paper ... ...ea levels. Despite the increase melting of massive ice in these regions, nearly all nations in the world are experiencing the effects including destruction of land and properties, permanent relocation, and loss of lives among others (Haldar, 2011).
FOSSIL FUELS 3 It was Svante Arrhenius who proposed the effects of carbon oxide on our atmosphere. Arrhenius calcu... ... middle of paper ... ... to power our everyday things increased. Fossil fuels have done so much for us in the past but the question still remains; what do we do when the planet runs out. Along with building our world on a limited resource, the fossil fuels also have caused major problems for our environment. Because of the pollution that is emitted by burning fossil fuels, they have led to the major meltdown of the polar ice-caps, and increased the water levels by half-a-foot.
While all of these have been implemented to different extents, only nuclear power provides a solid and practical solution to the looming energy crisis. However, nuclear power produces radioactive waste that can pose serious effects on the lives of people as well as the environment. Other issues include high costs, accidents, waste disposal, and the finite supply of uranium. Although there is an overwhelming amount of controversy, it is a necessary step toward energy dependence that provides a short term solution to the decreasing supply of fossil fuels. In order to find a middle ground, nuclear energy should be utilized but should not be a primary source of energy in our distant future.
By keeping nuclear weapons, a nuclear war is more likely to happen. Nevertheless, a nuclear war will not happen because countries will know that there are other countries that have these weapons and it would be unwise to engage with the weapons. Volatile nations would be kept in check by fear of nuclear weapons. But, all it would take would be one nuclear missile to trigger a war. The war would be massive and devastating to everyone.
Solar energy relies on the sun to produce solar power, making it impo... ... middle of paper ... ...ut. It was caused by a faulty design and poor observance of safety. Fukushima was also caused by a faulty design, considering the area it was built on was susceptible to tsunami. One of the reasons why the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant was closed was because of the strong public opinion against utilizing nuclear energy. If only the people were well informed and not prejudiced against building a plant that would help our economy and ease our poverty a little, then we would probably be a little more successful right now.
The Threat of Global Warming Through the eyes of most scientists, global warming is seen as a very serious and severe threat. The actions taken by humans, such as industry and consumption of fossil fuels plus the increase in population and agriculture have played a big part in global warming. If something is not done soon the results could be very bad. By the middle of the twenty first century, there is evidence that the Earth will be warmer than it has been at any time in human history, and quite possibly since the end of the dinosaurs, some 65 billion years ago. If we stay at the rate we are now (fossil fuel consumption / growth in population) then within the next two century the Earth's air might not be fit to breath.
It has been 60 years and the soil is still radioactive. After the bombing of Japan, residues of the bomb float around in the atmosphere and may very well blown to other country and affect other people. This device limits land usage and also clearing of trees and plants (deforestation). Habitats are destroyed as well as families and animals are lost. If several more bombs were dropped, the planet would become off balance.
Sedimentary rock... ... middle of paper ... ...can escape through badly insulated walls and roofs. The three fossil fuels- coal, crude oil, and gas slowly formed over millions of years. These days, we use fossil fuels to power everything- homes, buildings, cars, computers, lights, etc. However, fossil fuels deposits will run out soon, which is a huge problem. Extracting, transporting, and burning fossil fuels are dangerous.