Is Airplane An Angel Or A Devil Essay

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Is airplane an angel or a devil?

Since the day the Wright brothers made the very first flight in 1903, the

world had never been the same. The creation of airplanes has ever changed the way

people had been living before. When asked to go on a vacation right now, we

atomically think of going on an air travel while almost none of us will even think of

going by ship. In wars, the military prioritize conquering the sky rather than taking

down all the enemy’s properties. Most importantly, airplanes have enabled us to

explore different places that weren’t accessible at all, giving us a chance to border our

horizons. It’s been 100 years since the day the first manned fight took place in

Florida, the Benoist flying boat
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We have both been benefited and

suffered in many perspectives, such as economically, historically, socially and

environmentally. Therefore, lets find out if this creation is really a fortune or a doom to

our human race.

World War 1 began 10 years after the Wright Brothers flow their first plane in

1903. Even though airplanes at that time were still in experimental stages, they still

played an important role in the military aspect. World War 1 is the first war to deploy

airplanes into the battlefield. With a top speed of 72mph and the ability of staying aloft

for three hours, the typical British aircraft at that time weren’t much of use in combat

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first. (Ari Unikoski, 2009) It merely assisted the military by providing reconnaissance

and minor harassment to the enemy troops. (2011) The airplanes would around in the

enemies’ skies and determine their movements and take pictures; also, the airplanes were

able to spot the enemies’ artilleries. (Chris Truemen, 2011) An unknown British General

once said, “The airplane is useless for the purpose of war.” While this was true in the

beginning of World War 1, the military soon realized aircrafts could be a greater use
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The flights

all together produced 705 million tonnes of CO2 last year while human activities created

over 36 billion tonnes. The global industry is only responsible for about 2% of the total

CO2 emissions and 12% from all types of transportation sources. (ATAG, 2014) It may

be true that airplane emission doesn’t seem to contribute a lot to global warming because

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its only 12% compared to 78% from road transport such as cars and busses. However,

this is not entirely true. It is necessary to first understand the how global warm, so called

the green house effect, works before making a judgment. Global warming is caused by

the huge amount of gasses stuck in the atmosphere. As a result, heat that would usually

escape into the space are blocked by the extra layer of gasses and reflected back to the

ground; therefore, raising the temperature. We all know plants have the ability to absorb

carbon dioxide and release oxygen, so most of the CO2 produced on the ground are

absorbed before it actually gets up to the sky. However, if the emissions are produced

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