Environmental Issues Caused By Irresponsible Use of Energy

Air Pollution

The quality of air seems to get worst every year. Air pollution happens when harmful substances mix with the air. This threatening because air is something we can’t live without. The air we breathe goes right inside our body and can damage our organs such as lungs. The primary cause of pollution is the emission of smokes and steams from our cars and from coal industry. Here are the substances produced from flue-gas desulfurization and other human activities that involves burning materials: Sulfur oxides, Nitrogen oxides, Carbon monoxide, and toxic metals.

Climate Change

You probably don’t need a lecture anymore about climate change because it is a constant topic in news and environmental announcements. And you can feel and notice the difference the changing patterns of the weather. Climate change can be natural caused or human made. What is not acceptable is if it is human made. The truth is we are the biggest factor of this problem. Irresponsible use of energy contributes to climate change a lot. We produce unnecessary heat that gets trapped inside Earth’s surface and the aftermath is so tragic such as: Sea level changes, glaciers melting, animal dying due to much heat, el nino, and many more.

Cases Of Environmental Degradation

Sadly to say, environmental degradation is very obvious but we are not taking adequate action to do something about it. We have organizations that keeps on reminding everyone what they could do to contribute, but without proper application, they meant nothing. One of the singes of environmental degradation is the disturbance in our environment. Notice that forest fires become more common than before. Check the news and find out how animals are trying to survive the harsh environment caused by us. Compare the rivers and oceans before, they used to be clean and very pleasing to look at. Now, there are garbage everywhere. The blue waters turned to brown, the healthy coral reefs are now dead, and the green mountains turned bald. Do we really have to suffer to realize the impact we have done to our environment?

What You Can Do?

Start from home. If everyone do the little right things we are supposed to do, then it will be a great help to our environment. Start investing to solar energy appliances and devices. It might be a stretch at first, but in the long run, you will reap the benefits of your efforts.