Essay on Green Gases

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Green Gases

QUESTION 1: Technology owes Ecology an Apology. Indeed, in my opinion, technology does owe ecology an apology. This is because ecological imbalances were as a result of the Industrial revolution, which could be said to be the beginning of the non-ending technological advancement cycle. During Industrial revolution, we began altering or climate and environment through changing agricultural and industrial practices. Before the industrial revolution, human activity released very few gases into the atmosphere, but now through population growth fossil fuel burning and deforestation, we are affecting the mixture of gases in the air, which in turn affects all other species in the world. The water bodies have been major victims
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Then one might ask, "What is the problem with these essential details to life?" The answer is, is that when these gases are produced in excess they can warm the temperature of the earth directly with the increase of themselves. Therefore, since statistics show that the greenhouse gases have increased, the earth's temperature has increased also. This produces what is called the "greenhouse effect" and is very detrimental to earth's future. The "greenhouse effect" is a naturally occurring event, which happens because the greenhouse gases have capabilities to trap solar energy from the sun. As mentioned above, the greenhouse gases have increased steadily since the birth of industrialization to our planet. Therefore these gases are trapping more energy from the sun than are being emitted back through our atmosphere towards outer space. This makes our planet warmer than it used to be, which is causing major potential problems to the planet. "Rising global temperatures are expected to raise sea level, and change precipitation and other local climate conditions. Changing regional climate could alter forests, crop yields, and water supplies". It could also threaten human health, and harm birds, fish, and many types of ecosystems. Deserts may expand into existing rangelands, and the character of some of our National Parks may be permanently altered." (EPA Web Page) For

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