Global Warming: It Can Be Stopped The world has changed drastically in the past 50 years from the hippie era to fast food consumers. Some people believe that the change in industry and the advancement of technology and industries increase, so does the pollution. The earth has been affected by people having a lifestyle in which they are careless and lazy. It is understandable that society wastes. It is easier to just throw all your garbage in one bag rather than sort it into recyclable bins. This new lifestyle is causing us to go into global meltdown. Since the world is changing at an unbelievable rate due to pollution and mistreatment of nature, countries need to join together and become more eco-friendly to stop global warming. There are three main types of recyclable wastes. They are paper, plastic and cans (metal). All of these can be reused by recycling, but yet some choose to litter these products. While driving in your car you are more than likely to notice these products on the grounds or in the ditches. These renewable resources are often in the form of receipts, cups, soda cans, bags, or bottles. People should pick up a habit of not littering. The government can do many things to help with pollution. They can create acts against pollution, such as littering. If you get caught littering you can be fined and have to pay hefty fee. However, the government should increase the fee so that there is less pollution. States also have the power to control their own pollution by setting their own pollution levels. Smog detection laws have been created in some states to help against pollution (Mongillo 7). To control smog, states require a certain level of catalytic converters on Smog, states require a certain level of catalytic converters on cars. A catalytic converter is a part that is placed in the exhaust system of your car to reduce smog (10). The sea is one of the most important aspects of the earth. So many creatures live in the sea. These beautiful creatures are slowly dying due to the increase of pollution in the sea. Pollution in the sea is mainly the result of man dumping its non-renewable wastes into the ocean. This is the main cause of the destruction of coral reefs, mangroves, and salt marshes (49). It is not only the ocean and sea that is becoming polluted, it is water everywhere. In the United States 218 million people live within 10 miles of a polluted river, lake, costal area or stream (36). Water pollution can come from one of two ways. One way is where dangerous substances are emitted directly into a body of water. These substances can come from power plants, factories or mining operations (42). The other way is when harmful substances get into runoffs that lead into a larger body of water (42). These substances can come from pesticides, acid rain, fertilizers or road construction (42). The Fourth of July holiday is also a contributor to the polluting of waters. Many people near the coast line go the beach on the Fourth of July to shoot off fireworks. Thousands of pieces of litter from fireworks fall to the ground on these beaches. Most people do not pick up every piece of garbage that falls from their fireworks. Those pieces of garbage left behind end up in the ocean and the high tide comes and washes them away. This is an example of how the coastline has started to become toxic for all sea life near the coastline. Breathing clean air is one of the most amazing feelings. I can not imagine life without being able to breathe clean air. Living in North Dakota we are privileged with some of the cleanest air known to man (56). Air pollution is a major problem in bigger cities such as Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. These cities have to create their own laws on air pollution. One major law that was created was the law that limited smog output. Along with the advancement of technology, so came hazardous pollutants. Smog is a prime example of a hazardous pollutant that is
Global Warming Paper Cameron Conolly
For years many people have believed that we are causing the Earth to warm up faster. Global Warming is the heating of the climate. Others believe it is due to natural climate processes. Either way, we know that Global Warming is a serious issue for our Earth.
One of the reasons we think Global Warming is occurring is because of Orbital Variations. “Orbital Variations” is part of a theory developed by Milutin Milkankovic. An astonishing fact about Milankovic…
Rise of Modern Science
Following years of debate publicly on whether global warming is due to natural activities or is the result of mankind, evidence suggests that extreme climate and weather changes are caused by humans. Over the years, the earths’ climate has wavered many times, from periods of record breaking heat to the ice ages. Changes in the sun’s force and the earths’ course around it, along with natural elements such as; erupting volcanos…
Global warming, also called climate change, has become a topic of concern
over the past decade. Climate has changed drastically over the past decade, “From
2001 through Feb, 2011 the atmospheric carbon dioxide increased by 22.2% of the
total increase from 1800 to 2001” (Pangburn). Although I wasn’t completely aware
of global warming and it’s circumstances until recently, I can honestly say that it is a
issue to be concerned about. Global Warming is an indisputable…
GLOBAL WARMING: NATURAL OR MAN-MADE
There is no question that there is an increase in Earth’s temperature and we are experiencing what is referred to as global warming. The Earth has experienced this many times in history on a much larger scale, but, humans did not exist (and would not have been able to exist) at the time. The questions now are whether human actions are accelerating the process of global warming and possibly decreasing Earth’s future sustainability; and, if so, what, if anything…
What Are the Causes of Global Warming?
What is global warming? According to NASA Earth Observatory, global warming is the unusually rapid increase in Earth’s average surface temperature over the past century primarily due to the greenhouse gases released as people burn fossil fuels. Global warming is the warming near the earth's surface that results when the earth's atmosphere traps the sun's heat. The earth is getting warmer. The changes are small, so far, but they are expected to grow and speed…
By L Nickerson
How do you feel about Global Warming? Is it real? What are the effects of it? How can we help stop or slow it down? In this paper I am going to explain how global warming has a direct effect on the modern.
To start yes, global warming is very real. The effects are harmful and as you keep reading this paper you will find what has happened because of it. One way we can slow it down is the Green Movement. The Green Movement is when Recycling, The Clean…
Global Warming: Rodriguez Tony P.3
Global warming is caused primarily by carbon dioxide from burning coal, oil and gas.
Certain gases that trap heat are building up in Earth's atmosphere. The primary culprit is carbon dioxide, released from burning coal, oil and natural gas in power plants, cars, factories, etc. (and to a lesser extent when forests are cleared). The second is methane, released from rice paddies, both ends of cows, rotting garbage in landfills, mining operations…
endless debate going on about global warming. Some people say that global warming is a threat to us socially, economically, politically, and immediate actions should be taken to minimize it. Whereas, other people say that global warming is beneficial and is a natural process that is required for the sustainability of life on earth. Hence, in my opinion, global warming is a potential threat that causes harm not only to humans, but also to the planet as a whole.
Global warming can be defined as the increase…
Is it caused by us?
“…Climate change is now with us. It will not go away.”(Musil, 17) Many of us have noticed that our Earth is getting warmer. We seem to ignore what is going on and just continue with our everyday life. There is evidence that our climate has been getting warmer ever year. Some scientist believe it is because of green house gases. Green house gases include the carbon dioxide from gases that our industry produces, methane gases that cows put off, and some believe…
Our world is forever changing. Since its formation, naturally occurring earth processes have influenced the climate causing it to either warm or cool. In the past, these natural cycles have resulted in global climates that are very different from what we are experiencing in the year 2013. Take for instance the last ice age of the Pleistocene epoch. Still at work today, these natural influences have recently been overshadowed by the human influences on climate, said…