Ecological Crisis: The Destabilization Of An Environment

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An ecological crisis is the destabilization of an environment, that contains a population or species ("Ecological Crisis"). This destabilization is can be caused by numerous factors, that imbalance the environment. Take for example the worldwide issue of global warming. The environment that is affected in this example is planet Earth. Some factors that are influencing this event of global warming is pollution. Pollution is the introduction of contaminates into an environment that causes adverse change. Hence we have the development of an ecological crisis. The main ingredient in pollution that causes such adverse changes is carbon dioxide. Because of carbon dioxides chemical properties, carbon dioxide absorbs heat effectively. When pollution …show more content…
These substances can eradicate this protective layer and cause catastrophic ecological changes. So the million dollar question is, how do we prevent this damage? Another issue we face in today 's technologically filled world is the developing concern of natural resource scarcity. With the focus of this essay a little more clear, now we can discuss some ideas on how to prevent ozone depletion and prevent natural resource scarcity. Earth is the only known planet that can support human life. Even if we discovered another planet that we could survive on, the technology required to get to this planet and restart civilization is a bit out of reach, for now. Also a mass relocation of Earth 's population would be a massive modern day Noah 's Ark story. Four ingredients have made life possible on Earth. These ingredients include water, energy, time, and the process of recycling (Q. Charles). A major factor that has enabled us to be alive today is time. Evolution takes thousands to millions of years. This time allows for a species to develop. Also the chemical balances in Earth 's atmosphere has also taken a long time to find the correct balance. Water allows all life and the Earth 's environment to conduct chemical reactions that are vital to …show more content…
Using coal as an energy production resource is a high producer of greenhouse gasses without regulation policies. In 2013 it is estimated that coal produced up to 39% of energy in the U.S. (U.S. EIA). The use of coal facilities that use coal for energy production produce vast amounts of green house gasses. Unless these facilities are regulated and upgraded with better technology, production of high levels of carbon dioxide will continue. The good news is that coal is becoming replaced by natural gas and other alternative methods that have reduced or virtually no greenhouse gas production. Natural gas is leading the way for alternative energy production to coal. As discussed earlier natural gas is a vast resource that produces low levels of greenhouse gasses. Other forms of energy production that would help further reduce carbon dioxide levels include solar and wind energy. These two forms of energy production have virtually no negative effects to the environment. These two methods use Earth 's naturally produced wind and the sun 's rays to produce free clean energy. According to a National Geographic article, the sun beats the Earth with enough solar energy in one hour to run the entire world for a whole year ("Solar Power")! It may not be practical to capture all of this energy around the globe, but it gives us a representation of what we are capable of attaining. The best way to harness this free energy from the sun

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