Show MoreThe environment plays a significant role in life. It provides indispensible necessities to humans, animal life and plant life, such as water, food, shelter, and air resources. Meanwhile, human everyday actions and decisions are negatively impacting the environment, causing pollution, deforestation, overfishing. As the human population increases, it is understood that the environment will change; scenic roads become busy interstates, livestock pastures transform into shopping centers, peaceful forests are destroyed to make room for waste. It appears that the earth is being led to a dim future. As mere visitors of the earth, humans need to recognize the issues facing the environment and take action.
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It’s most significant outcome was to set up routine requirements for all federal government agencies to prepare Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements.
The year 1970 brought the Clean Air Act. This legislation was designed to manage air pollutants on a national level. In turn, it required the EPA to develop and enforce regulations to protect the general public from exposure to airborne contaminants. In 1990, amendments added provisions for addressing acid rain, ozone depletion, and toxic air pollution, established a national permits program for industrial sources, and increased enforcement authority.
Research published by the Polish Journal of Environmental Studies found that “long term exposure to air pollution from particulate matter less than 10 microns in diameters (smoke, dirt, and dust from factories, farming, and roads) and nitrogen dioxide and living near major roads can increase the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and can have a detrimental effect on lung function” (Spirić, Janković and Vraneš).
An analysis from the California Children’s Health Study points to ozone as a cause in the development of asthma in young people who did not previously have the disease. The study found that children who were active in outdoor sports in areas with high ozone concentrations were more than three times as likely to develop asthma as those who did not engage in outdoor sports during the five-year
Essay on The Effects of Global Climate Change
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Every human activity is having a particular effect on our climate. This was noted by the world in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro when it was open for signature by the United Nations Framework on Climate Change. In the Climate Change Convention, the international community agreed to prevent and combat the effects of climate change such as those in agricultural areas, melting icecaps and the increase in sea level. In 1997, governments took the next step and agreed to the Kyoto Protocol which set as its goal the reduction of greenhouse gases emitted by industrialized countries.
Global Climate Change is a fact, although there are always skeptics, do not represent in any way a majority group. That is why governments around the world have reacted to…show more content…
The accumulation of these gases in the atmosphere contributes to global warming. "If nothing is done, by 2100 temperatures could rise between 1.3 and 5 degrees, according to new scientific calculations."
Desagraciadamente, conferences of this type, which seeks to achieve a common goal beneficial to humanity as the emission reduction is not completed successfully. It is known that there are many interests at stake that impede their realization.
The atmosphere and the processes that maintain their characteristics are not very fast reaction time periods compared to humans. Solutions to the problems of the thinning of the Ozone Layer, Global Warming, a devastating climate changes, it is a matter of years, even decades. It is therefore a concern that must be immediate, you can not expect that the effects become too clear, as you probably already at that time is too late to act to find solutions
climate change scenarios for Mexico is very serious, due to the very impact of climatic changes but also highly vulnerable to social, economic and political life. In countries like Mexico, which lack the resources to address and mitigate, where possible, the impacts of climate change, this phenomenon will have major consequences.
People living in vulnerable areas, in substandard housing, in areas with water shortages, with serious pollution problems, or rain-fed farming, has no insurance, no food,