World in Danger Humans have been inventing tings throughout history. Recently these inventions needed the burning of fossil fuels to power them. Burning the fuel releases carbon dioxide into the air, warming the Earth’s surface. The global warming is weakening plants and animals all over the Earth. World leaders should sign a binding agreement to lessen the effects of global warming because it may save the world from devastation. Signing a binding agreement may help the environment, but countries just beginning to industrialize would have to help reduce the green house gasses even though they’re not responsible for it. Countries’, such as those in the middle-east, economy that relies heavily on the sale of oils would affected a lot. Their jobs would be lost and people would need to be retrained. Kyoto Protocol has asked the world to work together and help reduce the emission of green house gases. Not all the countries agreed to help. In fact, the United States of America, one of the leading countries emitting carbon dioxide and other harmful gasses didn’t participate (Kyoto). Bush, who was president at that time, had turned down the request because the Kyoto Protocol cost too much and would also make many people lose their jobs. He said that America would help reduce green house gas emissions on their own promising to cut sulfur dioxide emissions by 73% and nitrogen oxides by 67% (Bush). The United Nations has a big role in reducing the effects of global warming. However, in the Charter of the United Nations Chapter IX: International Economic And Social Co-Operation, Article 55, “higher standards of living, full employment, and conditions of economic and social progress and development.” The United Nations is also responsible for keeping world peace and world order. What is green house effect? It’s the extra heat from the sun trapped on the Earth’s surface due to the increased amount of green house gasses in the air. Heat and light from the sun is shined onto Earth. Some is reflected and the rest is absorbed. Some of the reflected heat is absorbed by green house gasses. This becomes extra, unwanted heat. So far, the average temperature of the Earth’s surface has increased by 0.74°C and is expected to increase by 1.8°C to 4.0°C over the next few years (The Greenhouse). Around the world in places such as Asia, Antarctica, and the North have giant glaciers. Trapped heat from the sun has warmed even the behemoths of blocks of ice, causing them to melt. The water from the ice caps flows out and increases the water levels all around the world. Right now the sea levels have increased by several centimeters (What is Global Warming?). Organism, plant and animals, are weakening from the change in climate. Producers aren’t making enough food because they cannot live in such a temperature. Such changes can destroy an entire ecosystem. Some of them may, but the gasses are blocking the
Association, the IAEA and Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy contend that nuclear power is a safe, sustainable energy source that reduces carbon emissions. I will tell you why nuclear power is a good and reliable source of power.
Nuclear energy is the world's largest source of emission-free energy. Nuclear power plants produce no controlled air pollutants, such as sulfur and particulates, or greenhouse gases. The use of nuclear energy in place of other energy sources helps to keep the air clean, preserve…
Produces carbon dioxide and salt precipitates when reacting that could
harm the environment
Why rain is naturally acidic:
Unpolluted rainwater has a pH of around 5.6
Gases in the atmosphere where rain forms react with water to form acids
H2O + CO2 - H2CO3 (carbon dioxide reacts with water to form carbonic
NO - NO2 + H2O - HNO3 (nitric oxide is oxidised in air to form nitrogen
dioxide then reacts with water to form nitric acid)
SO2 + H2O - H2SO4 (sulfur dioxide reacts with water to…
432689094424500There are many different uses of water in industry such as fabricating, processing, washing, diluting, cooling, or transporting a product; incorporating water into a product; or for sanitation needs within the manufacturing facility. Some industries that use large amounts of water produce such commodities as food, paper…
Biodiesel is an ideal fuel; due to what it is made from,availability,compatibility, reductions of emissions,and energy balance.Biodiesel is an efficient alternative to diesel. “Biodiesel is the fastest growing alternative fuel in America today.”(Tickell 104).
Biodiesel is a vegetable based cleaner - burning fuel.Biodiesel fuel can be produced from any type of vegetable oil.This source crop can be produced in all regions of the United States.
Biodiesel is a renewable fuel, a natural resource…
humans and animals to the effects of air pollution. The three most important pollutants are ozone, sulphur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide, with a greater impact on annual crops than perennial crops. The Gauteng State of the Environment Report (1995) highlighted the most significant air quality issues as follows; Global warming due to the generation of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, ozone and methane, acid deposition where sulphates and nitrates in the atmosphere are deposited in rain, mist…
Two main sources of biogas = anaerobic digestion (AD) plants and landfill sites.
Anaerobic digestion =
The natural breakdown of organic matter into carbon dioxide, methane and water, by microorganisms.
Sources= Excrement from farms (cows, chickens etc.), sewage, plant material.
End products = Methane, carbon dioxide gases (biogas), water and some organic material (digestate).
Biogas can be burned to produce both heat and electricity - methane can be used as vehicle fuel or injected…
world’s emission of carbon dioxide. In addition, Americas own approximately 30 percent of the world’s vehicles, drive farther each year than the international average and burn more fuel per mile. Freeman also states that according to the report, GM, the number one U.S. automaker, produced as much carbon dioxide in 2004 as American Electric Power Co., the nation’s largest operator of coal-fired power plants, and all the automakers resisted government restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions because…
2013). Two of the most common types of primary pollutions are carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide. Air pollution comes in many forms, including liquid state, gas state, and solid state. When carbon dioxide or nitrogen oxide mixes with other pollutants, they can become hazardous to society and the environment (Greenfacts, 2013).
Carbon oxides forms two well-known oxides, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide (Encyclopedia, 2013) Carbon monoxide is a very scary gas, it can hurt, or kill someone very…
acid deposition, which can be found in a wet or dry form. Wet deposition can be anything from rain to sleet, snow, or fog. Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, which in turn reacts with the water molecules in the atmosphere and produces acids in which the sunlight increases the reaction rate. Since sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide easily dissolves in water, it can be carried far by the wind, damaging lakes, streams, forests, plants, and animals.
power stations is carbon dioxide (CO2), which is a major contributor to global climate change.
Although power plants are regulated by federal and state laws to protect human health and the environment, there is a wide variation of environmental impacts associated with power generation technologies.
The purpose of the following section is to give a better idea of the specific air, water, and solid waste releases associated with oil-fired electricity generation.
Burning oil at power…