Impact Of Technology On The Environment

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Technology makes our lives easier but hurts the environment. When innovators create technology, many people use these products, which negatively impacts society. When people use more electricity than they need to, the vast amount of electricity being used affects the pollution and the environment, like when a computer is on for too long, it can burn out or slow down, which is expensive to fix. Old technologies have been hurting the environment. We use so much technology; it has negatively impacted the quality of water and air. Also, we use so much technology that has impacted climate change. However, there have been some shifts in technological innovations towards creating eco-friendly technology that will help the environment. Instead of wasting …show more content…
Conversely, the man-made electricity affected the environment and caused more damage towards global warming. For example, all the pollution from the technology causes the oceans to rise, which in turn can cause cities to be underwater. Once people started using solar panels, scientists saw that this could decrease the climate change and decrease the damages of the environment. On the other hand, people still use non-eco-friendly technology, which could ruin the environment. If people use eco-friendly technology like solar panels, it will help the environment and be economically cheaper. Since there is a problem with global warming and people are trying to find a way to prevent global warming to continue. Solar panels allow us to reuse resources like the sun to conduct electricity instead of wasting carbon dioxide or coal. In the article, Benefits of Renewable Energy Use, the author states:
“Human activity is overloading our atmosphere with carbon dioxide and other global warming emissions, which trap heat, steadily drive up the planet’s temperature, and create significant and harmful impacts on our health, our environment, and our climate.” (Union of Concerned
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The less resources we waste, the less pollution we get. For example, if we use less coal or natural gas, the environment will not negatively impact our health. Since solar panel reuses energy from the sun, there has been less pollution in water or in air. While the sun is giving energy than coal or natural gas, the water is not affect from pollution, which means that the agriculture or drinking water is not affected. Electricity from natural gas or coal depends on the water resources so if there is a drought or heat wave, then electricity will be at risk. On the other hand, electricity is being reused and is from the sun so they do not depend on water as much. Solar panels can be located anywhere to get access to electricity. Once people have started using solar panels, the numbers from the statistics of pollution has decreased. However, people still use natural gas or coal to conduct electricity. Solar panels help the environment to prevent pollutions, which positively impacted the

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