Negative Essay: How Technology Can Help The Environment

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“You can 't make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable.” (Deepak Chopra)5 The environment plays an enormous factor whether an innovation is introduced or not. The effects an innovation has on the environment can either make or break the entire project. If the effects are negative, then it is likely the project will not reach it’s next stage. However, technology is a brilliant thing. Many people in todays society do not look past cell phones or the internet, and therefore do not realize that technology can actually help the environment. Fortunately, engineers have created many innovations that can alter how things are done, and in turn improve the quality of …show more content…
(EnviroIngenuity) Solar Panels are a neat invention created within the years 1950-1954, by Gerald Pearson. It allows the option of using burning fossil fuels to be eliminated, which in the long helps the environment, in turn helping the air quality that humans intake. Water treatment plants are an incredible innovation that allows water to be reused by purifying it before the next use. There are also disadvantages to technology. This could include knowing certain applications that could aid in a specific field, however are unable to attain the device due to a lack of resources. However, it is because of the advanced technology that new innovations are created in helping the environment. The more the environment is being helped, the more society will benefit from …show more content…
Since the sun is one of the most copious resource next to hydrogen, it is usually used to give off heat and light. Now that the sun is being used for energy, the use of fossil fuels can be omitted, which consequently harms the environment. Switching to solar panels as a main energy converter, not only protects the environment from “global warming, air quality deterioration, oil spills, and acid rain”, but protects “humans [from future] health problems caused by air pollution from the burning of coal and oil.”9 Solar panels are used in houses which helps generate electricity during the day and all of the stored up energy can be used during the night. Solar panels can also be used in planes, cars, solar powered lasers, spacecrafts and space stations. The benefits that come within solar panels is that by using the sun, the key renewable resource is being used; which is what environmentalists encourage society to do. The other benefit behind solar panels is its low maintenance. After installation, they constantly create electricity and it does not require any mechanical parts that could potentially fail.8 Solar panels allow cities to create a city wide grid that can help save energy in certain homes that can improve on footprints. With the invention of solar panels, people are able to save money and put that money towards other

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