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    such as decreased oxygen levels and biomass, researchers could determine that the ocean was able to regulate the spill for the duration before the well was securely closed. Throughout examining the evidence provided in both of the articles, I was struck by the ability of the ocean to self regulate. It was stated how a single degree of change of the ocean climate has dramatic effects, yet in this case no observable change occurred. The impact of a billion pound oil spill was unable to increase the CH4 in the ozone; a known greenhouse gas was controlled and mitigated. While this is the case, the ocean’s response to the oil spill proved how much we as the global population have trashed the environment. What other harmful chemicals are we allowing to enter our atmosphere? When occurrences such as these occur, and scientist are able to document the oceanic response, it makes me wonder how disastrously the world is being treated. With climate change due to increasing the ozone layer, begin caused primarily from human contribution, the shear volume of pollutants that we are releasing must be astronomical. This past weekend I have been watching the nominees of President Trump this past week defend themselves in the confirmation hearings with congress. In relation to this topic and the context of this class as a whole I have payed significant interest to the hearing of EPA administrator nominee Pruitt. Political views aside, as well as his previous history working in various…

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    Acrylonitrile Incident

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    On the night of July 1, 2015 in the east Tennessee town of Maryville (Blount County) a CSX train carrying a toxic/flammable material, derailed and caught fire which resulted in the evacuation of many residents within a two mile radius of the accident scene. The train was traveling from Cincinnati, Ohio to Waycross, Georgia when it derailed. Around 5,000 residents were evacuated including nearby businesses. The ruptured tanker car was carrying 24,000 gallons of acrylonitrile which is a colorless,…

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    the world over) today has been a huge victim of global warming. This attributes to high uncontrollable temperatures, rising sea levels, severe floods, and droughts as well as the depletion of the ozone layer. This does not only record fatal consequences for the earth, but for every living organism that lives on it; including humans. Automobiles, which include cars, trucks, steam boats, ships and trains are a huge cause of global warming. From emissions to production of raw material, to fuels…

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    Current situation 1995 was the final year in which Australia produced any CFC substances. No ozone depleting substances are produced within Australia today. (Department of the Environment and Heritage 2001) Management strategies to cease the import of CFCs were implemented into Australian borders. The total imports of CFCs decreased from 2101.0 tonnes in 1991 to 9.5 tonnes in 2000 (Department of the Environment and Heritage 2001; refer to Appendix B, Table 2). A small percentage of CFCs are…

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    immune systems, and increase the incidence of cataracts and skin cancer.” D D 2. If the atmospheric ozone layer disappeared, plants would be unaffected. “It was dead in a day.” A A 3. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are nontoxic compounds developed to be used in refrigeration systems. “...chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), nontoxic compounds that improved refrigeration.” A D 4. Most of the Earth’s ozone layer is at an altitude of about 25 miles above Earth’s surface. “While ozone can be found through the…

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    the ozone layer depletion, to the melting polar ice caps, and the poles switching global warming has become more of a problem. Global warming, as a result of these human activities, can have many large-scale consequences. The earth 's atmosphere is constituted to allow sunlight to stream in uninterrupted. After striking the earth 's surface, this solar energy is reflected as longer wavelength infrared radiation. Some of this radiation is subsequently trapped in the atmosphere by clouds…

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    Princess Mononoke Analysis

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    health of the natural world, first it is crucial to delve deeper into Myazaki’s messages expressed through Princess Mononoke. The first clear statement that Princess Mononoke establishes is that there are no characters of the story that are inherently evil or designated antagonists. Each character has their own ulterior motives to the conflict addressed in the story and this allows for a more nuanced comparison to the warnings Miyazaki was trying to stress to his viewers when the film released…

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    Introduction Ozone depletion has been regarded as one of the global environmental issues for several decades. It is defined by Martens (1) as the situation that the amount of stratosphere ozone layer is decreasing and being damaged. The major reason is that the ozone in the stratosphere protects us from the harmful ultraviolet radiation and absorbs heat from the infra-red radiation. Reducing the amount of ozone probably causes irreversible and permanent damages to human and environment,…

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    The harmful chemicals put into the earth’s atmosphere are not only damaging the ozone layer, but they are also harming the air that humans, animals, and many other things in nature take in every single day. In an article by Jennifer Bergman titled “Air Pollution” she states that air pollution can range from many things including, smog and acid rain. Smog is a fog or haze that is combined with smoke and other atmospheric pollutants. Smog makes it harder to see, and it also makes the air harder to…

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    Global warming is a major issue facing the world today. The earth’s physical temperature has gradually began to increase by one degree almost every year. A temperature increase of one degrees does not sound harmful but yet it has caused many natural disasters such as droughts and major storms like floods, tsunamis, and unexpected tornados. Fossil fuels, deforestation, and electrical power plants are some factors that have caused this global crisis. Fossil fuels, deforestation, and electrical…

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