Global Human Activities And How They Create Smog Essay

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Two Global Human Activities and How they Create Smog

Two Global Human Activities and How they Create Smog
Commuting by automobile everyday for work or other human activities may be an average recurrence in the American society but all of the convenience in arriving on schedule comes with a sacrifice, air pollution. Agriculture is also human necessity that releases vast amount of nitrous oxides that help create smog or air pollution; agriculture and transportation are the two human activities that create smog. Transportation directly relies on the burning of fossil fuels which affects the air quality of all areas and more effectively on densely populated areas. Different forms of transportation also affect air quality as well including trains, boats, and airplanes that all release nitrous oxide into the atmosphere of earth. The nitrous oxide emitted by automobiles are a problem for earth because many “high population areas have ground-level ozone problems [caused by the transportation and this phenomenon is called] smog(EPA)”. Smog or ground level ozone “is the brownish haze that pollutes the atmosphere, smog can make it difficult for some people to breathe(EPA)”. Though “coal burning was the major cause of smog in years prior to the 1960s, today it is more closely associated with automobile emissions and agriculture chemical released on open fields, which interact frequently with the atmosphere to create the particles that cause smog(EOEarth)”. The planet earth suffers…

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