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 chemicals that can be used in fertilizers, to the development of more programs that focus on the non reliance of foreign oil. With everything going on in the world these days, it would be to America’s benefit to reduce the dependence on oil, especially from terrorist countries. Wind power, hydropower and biomass energy are just a few suggestions that can make a very positive change in America and the entire planet. Wind power can be used to generate electricity. “Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in the wind into mechanical power. This mechanical power can be used for specific tasks (such as grinding grain or pumping water) or a generator can convert this mechanical power into electricity to power homes, businesses, schools, and the like” (Wind). The benefits from wind energy are great and pros definitely outweigh the cons. “Wind energy is a free, renewable resource, so no matter how much is used today, there will still be the same supply in the future. Wind energy is also a source of clea... ... middle of paper ... ...and the sooner that America can reduce its reliance on foreign oil, especially with terrorist countries the better off the country will be. Works Cited "Department of Energy - Hydropower." Department of Energy - Homepage. Web. 31 Mar. 2011. "NREL: Learning - Biomass Energy Basics." National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Home Page. Web. 28 Mar. 2011. "Our Planet, Our Health." Center for International Earth Science Information Network. Web. 28 Mar. 2011. "The Energy Story - Chapter 10: Biomass Energy." Energy Quest Room. Web. 28 Mar. 2011. "Wind Energy Basics." Wind Energy EIS Public Information Center. Web. 28 Mar. 2011. "Wisconsin Company Successfully Tests Technology to Convert Cheese Waste into Renewable Energy." US Fed News Service, Including US State News: n/a. ProQuest Research Library. 2006. Web. 13 Mar. 2011
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