What are the types of environment?
What are the most important sources of air pollution in the world? High on that list is human activity—car exhaust gases, heating and cooling homes, burning fossil fuels to generate electricity and similar activities.
One of the most important factors in poor air quality is poor urban planning. When people are grouped together in a disorganized way, it becomes difficult to get to work, buy groceries, or get the kids to school. All of these tasks suddenly require a personal vehicle, which means more exhaust, more fuel, and more time away from home. The result is many illnesses and diseases in the society such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory diseases.
Dependency on Fossil Fuels
Although many developed countries have made great strides in transitioning to sustainable energy, most of the world remains dependent on fossil fuels—coal, natural gas, and oil— In power their industry. According to BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2016, the world’s oil and natural gas reserves will run out in about 50 years, while coal reserves will last for about a century.
However, perhaps the most pressing fact is that the world’s dependence continues to contribute to the problem of climate change. An estimated 750 billion tons of carbon is at risk of being released into Earth’s atmosphere if we use up all of our known fossil fuel reserves.
There will be more plastic than fish in our oceans By
it is estimated that there are about 3,500,000,000,000 fish in our oceans right now (that’s a lot of zero!). So you can try to imagine how much plastic there could be in the oceans by 2050…
According to economists such as Nicholas Stern, the climate crisis is a consequence of multiple market failures.
Economists and environmentalists have been urging policymakers for years to increase prices for activities that emit greenhouse gases (one of our biggest environmental problems), the lack of which represents the biggest market failure, for example through carbon taxes, that would encourage innovation in low carbon technologies.
Global Warming Solutions
Some solutions to this environmental problem are as follows:
The number one way to prevent climate change is to move away from fossil fuels. Renewable energy sources such as solar energy, wind energy, biomass and geothermal energy are better alternatives that help reduce global warming. (texajp_7)