The words acid rain regroup all kinds of acidic precipitation, like snow and dew, and also dry deposit. The acidity comes from evaporated pollutants emitted in the atmosphere by industrial activities, such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Carbon dioxide isn’t the greatest cause of it.
What are the Consequences of Deforestation on the Natural Water Patterns?
This problem applies specifically to deforestation. Since forests have a climate of their own, cutting vast areas of trees will have an impact on water patterns. How can it have such an impact? Forests acts as an enormous reservoir of water, which attracts humidity and creates rain clouds. Rain clouds are formed when the water… Continue reading What are the Consequences of Deforestation on the Natural Water Patterns?
What Are the Different Types of Water Contaminations?
One of the first real steps regulating the environment goes back to 1868 with the Fishing Act. The law called for a fine for whoever would contaminate the water with chemical waste. Today, water contamination is still a very big problem. We only hear about it when a big industrial ship such as the Exxon… Continue reading What Are the Different Types of Water Contaminations?
What is an Ocean Current and What Would Lead to Their Disappearance?
An ocean current is a continuous movement flowing in the ocean. It is caused by many forces such as solar heating, winds, gravity, earth’s rotation, and many more, which explain the fragility of its constitution.
How Does the Sea Level Rise and What are the Problems Related to It?
One of today’s prevalent water issues is the rise in sea level. It is mainly caused by two phenomena: global warming and ozone depletion. The water expands as it gets warmer, and also the sea level rises when chunks from ice shelves located in the two poles fall into the water.
What Does “the Cost of Doing Nothing” Mean?
We saw that external costs exist and are related to pollution. In order to fight pollution, we need to invest capital to improve our equipment and repair the damages already incurred. Paying for these damages is unavoidable. Ignoring the problem only leads to an increase in natural catastrophes, drought, species extinction, disease, starvation, and an… Continue reading What Does “the Cost of Doing Nothing” Mean?
What Is Sustainable Development?
Sustainable development is economical exploitation specifically structured to satisfy our present needs without reducing the wealth or health of future generations. Since it avoids any kind of irreversible damage, it inevitably assumes that economical growth functions in harmony with the environment and surrounding ecosystems. Under this principle, the amount of available wealth would be the… Continue reading What Is Sustainable Development?
From Industrial Revolution to Industrial Evolution
The era of industrial revolution is noted by population growth and the emergence of industries. These two factors brought higher consumption and higher production. Consequently, human activity is capable to massively exploit the world’s resources. Industries has as much impact on the planet as a city population has on their municipality or a family on… Continue reading From Industrial Revolution to Industrial Evolution
The Sixth Massive Phase of Extinction
Life on earth combines an amazing 40 millions different species. Insects, animals and vegetation normally spread in areas where their morphology can deal with the climate and where they can better feed themselves. This is known as the ecological niche and it can be destabilized.
What are the problems related to the rise of the sea level?
A water issue that we can easily point out today is the rise of the sea level. It is mainly cause by two phenomena: global warming and ozone depletion. As the ocean temperature gets warmer, the water expanded. Also, both phenomena have direct effects on the vast land of ice lying on the two poles.… Continue reading What are the problems related to the rise of the sea level?