The Ozone Layer

Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Weapons A major problem concerning the world today is the disposal of nuclear weapons. With the Cold War, we have seen a massive build up of nuclear weapons, and no, that we are no longer in a state of global warfare, what is to be done with them? As a result of the build-up in nuclear weapons during the cold war the world is now facing major environmental problems trying to deactivate them, and in addition major debate are occurring on the policies of disarmament and deterrence as solut
The Enviromnetal Degradation as a Result of Overpopulation
The Enviromnetal Degradation as a Result of Overpopulation
The Enviromnetal Degradation as a Result of Overpopulation 1 Introduction There are simply too many people on our planet, and the population is not showing any signs of slowing down(see Figure 1). It is having disastrous effects on our environment. There are too many implications and interrelationships to discuss in this paper, but the three substances that our earth consists of: land, water and air, are being destroyed. Our forests are being cut down at an alarming rate, bearing enormous impact
AIR POLUTION
AIR POLUTION
AIR POLUTION Problem The first thing people see, in the morning, when they walk outside is the sky or the colored sun. Is this world giving us the privilege of seeing the natural colors of the sun through all the layers of pollution within the air (Dinanike 31)? Not only are beautiful sights such as this hidden behind the pollution this world causes everyday, but an increase in diseases, infections and death occurs. What causes pollution? What can we do to prevent it, and get rid of it? Is it fa
Air Pollution
Air Pollution
Air Pollution Then the sky turned red, toxins over head, everybodies dead, everybodies dead. (GutterMouth; Nitro Records; 1995) In 1948, the industrial town of Donora, Pennsylvania suffered 28 deaths because of the thick smog. Air pollution is an ecological problem having to do with toxins in the air. There are a few things the human race has done to try to prevent air pollution from taking such a serious toll. Two of these are the Clean Air Acts and the increased use of solar power over coal po
Global Warming
Global Warming
Global Warming The greenhouse effect, in environmental science, is a popular term for the effect that certain variable constituents of the Earth's lower atmosphere have on surface temperatures. It has been known since 1896 that Earth has been warmed by a blanket of gasses (This is called the ďgreenhouse effect.Ē). The gases--water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), and methane (CH4)--keep ground temperatures at a global average of about 15 degrees C (60 degrees F). Without them the average would
Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Weapons Eric Sajo Research and Writing 12-2 10/21/96 Mrs. Krantz A Nuclear weapon is any weapon that gets its destructive power from the transformation of matter in atoms into energy. They include missiles, bombs, artillery shells, mines and torpedoes. Another name for nuclear weapons are Atomic bombs or Hydrogen bombs. The United States was the first country to ever use a Nuclear weapon in battle against Japan. The major arguments for a test ban was first proposed in the 1950’s. Today,
Our Radiant Planet- Depletion of the Ozone Layer
Our Radiant Planet- Depletion of the Ozone Layer
Our Radiant Planet- Depletion of the Ozone Layer Ozone is a relatively unstable form of molecular oxygen containing three oxygen atoms produced when upper-atmosphere oxygen molecules are split by ultra violet light. Stratospheric ozone is found in a broad band, extending generally from 15 to 35km above the earth. Although the ozone layer is surprisingly thin, it acts as a protective shield to the earth, as it filters out most of the harmful solar ultraviolet radiation (in particular UV-B) that w
The Potential Effects of a Depleted Ozone Layer - Detrykowski
The Potential Effects of a Depleted Ozone Layer - Detrykowski
The Potential Effects of a Depleted Ozone Layer - Detrykowski And God said, let there be light and there was light and then God saw the light, that it was good ( Genesis 1: 3-4 ). Undoubtedly, light is good. Without light man could not survive. Light is the ultimate cosmic force in this universe allowing man to progress and flourish. In the form of heat, light from the sun warms the Earth. Light, also, is the single most important factor influencing the growth and development of plants. Photo
Privately Owned Gasoline Powered Vehicles Should Be Limited
Privately Owned Gasoline Powered Vehicles Should Be Limited
Privately Owned Gasoline Powered Vehicles Should Be Limited February 25, 1995 Social Studies 10H The automobile has become a very important part of today's society. It is a necessity to own or to have access to a car in order to keep up with all of the competition of the business world, and also one's social demands. Most people would not be able to travel around a country or the world without this incredible machine, for it provides freedom and mobility, even for people who do not own a car. Un
The Atmospheric Ozone Layer
The Atmospheric Ozone Layer
The Atmospheric Ozone Layer The stratospheric ozone layer exists at altitudes between about 10 and 40km depending on latitude, just above the tropopause. Its existence is crucial for life on earth as we know it, because the ozone layer controls the absorption of a portion of the deadly ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. UV-A rays, including wavelengths between 320 and 400nm, are not affected by ozone. UV-C rays between 200 and 280nm, are absorbed by the other atmospheric constituents besides oz
Study of Environmental Issues Associated with Industrialization
Study of Environmental Issues Associated with Industrialization
Study of Environmental Issues Associated with Industrialization Although our industrial ways seem to be a very progressive step into the future, there are many flaws to the way many things are today. Things have definitely changed over the past century, as we can currently do things much more efficiently then before. The cost of this efficiency may seem inexpensive in many ways, however we do not realize that the cost of these new technologies do not just include money, time and labour, but it a
The Greenhouse Effect
The Greenhouse Effect
The Greenhouse Effect Our world is suffering, and it is suffering from something people call the Greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is caused by humans over pollution of the earth. If we do not stop this soon the earth will die. We have caused this over many years of over industrialization in this growing world. We think that bigger is better, so we make vehicles bigger and better, and we make pretty much everything else bigger as well. So we make larger factories to build these larger
The Potential Effects of a Depleted Ozone Layer
The Potential Effects of a Depleted Ozone Layer
The Potential Effects of a Depleted Ozone Layer And God said, let there be light and there was light and then God saw the light, that it was good ( Genesis 1: 3-4 ). Undoubtedly, light is good. Without light man could not survive. Light is the ultimate cosmic force in this universe allowing man to progress and flourish. In the form of heat, light from the sun warms the Earth. Light, also, is the single most important factor influencing the growth and development of plants. Photosynthesis, a p
Time To Change
Time To Change
Time To Change The earth and many of its contents, thanks in large part to humans, is deteriorating and it has been for quite a time now. It is overwhelmingly populated with both ignorant and lazy people. In effect, not much is being done to prevent this deterioration. For instance, we are killing off vital animal populations every day. We have caused the extinction or endangerment of numerous species for absolutely no reason other than selfishness. An example is the poaching of elephants. We ar
Steps Towards an Ecosociety Dealing with Air Pollution
Steps Towards an Ecosociety Dealing with Air Pollution
Steps Towards an Ecosociety: Dealing with Air Pollution By: Jonathan Roitman For: Dr. Rao Course: Poli 385/2 This essay identifies and explains the problem of pollution facing humanity today. It will also propose one of the first ideas which could more effectively limit air pollution, Emission Credit Trading. This can be seen as one of the first steps in the development of an ecosociety. The notion of a viable ecosociety has created considerable problems in terms of deciding the most effective a
Walter Miller in the novel A Canticle For Leibowitz mocks the way we a
Walter Miller in the novel A Canticle For Leibowitz mocks the way we a
Walter Miller, in the novel A Canticle For Leibowitz, mocks the way we are as humans, particularly in those ways that lead to regressive thinking. The novel pokes fun at the attention to impractical details, such as to the spent copying the Leibowitz blueprints. Miller also mocks humans by describing the inordinate amount of attention and energy given to a spiritual being such as Leibowitz, as today's society worships God. Finally, the most absurd way Miller mocks today's society occurs when he
There are many problems right now in the society Some of these problem
There are many problems right now in the society Some of these problem
There are many problems right now in the society. Some of these problems can be easily solved, or can be impossible to solve depending how bad it is. Many people think these problems should be solved by the governments, since they are in charge. But we can also solve these problems if we get together. Not all the problems, but some that can be solved. I think the three major problems in the society today are: unemployment, violence, and pollution. The first problem in the society right now is u
Rich Knowledge PowerJason D
Rich Knowledge PowerJason D
Rich, Knowledge & Power.... Jason D. If I had to choose between being rich & fame, having great knowledge or power, I would choose knowledge. I would choose knowledge over the rest because if I had a lot of knowledge then it would be easier to pass exams in school, and learn things easily and quickly that would lead to a good job which would lead to rich. If i get good at that job then I may even become famous, and with all that i would have power. Choosing knowledge over the others is also bet
Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the
Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the
† Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the issues being confronted today. the '60s was a decade of social and political upheaval. in spite of all the turmoil, there were some positive results: the civil rights revolution, john f. Kennedy's bold vision of a new frontier, and the breathtaking advances in space, helped bring about progress and prosperity. however, much was negative: student and anti-war protest movements, political assassinations, and ghetto riots excited
Life in the 1900's was depressing and was an era filled with extremely
Life in the 1900's was depressing and was an era filled with extremely
Life in the 1900's was depressing and was an era filled with extremely hard and strenous work that didn't offer any future for the average canadian in doing better. If you were an average wage earner you would be virtually stuck in the same job for the rest of your life, while rich maintained their wealth mainly caused by the low taxes. Living conditions were poor for average canadians and even worse for the arriving immigrants. At this time some of the modern convienences were just being invent
In the 1970s natural hazards were an important subject of topical stud
In the 1970s natural hazards were an important subject of topical stud
In the 1970ís, natural hazards were an important subject of topical study, as the nature of their impact on human populations and what they valued was increasing in frequency at quite a rapid rate (Burton, Kates, White, 1978). During the 75 years after 1900 the population of the earth increased by a staggering 2.25 billion people. People who needed land on which to live and work. As the population rose people were dispersed in more places and in larger numbers than before. The predominant movem
GY202 Geographic Thought
GY202 Geographic Thought
GY202 Geographic Thought Essay #1 - The Five Themes in Geography September 6, 1995 John Doe During the 1980's the United States showed unacceptably low test scores on simple Geographic tests. The point Committee on Geographic Education could only attribute these results to Geographic Illiteracy, not only on the part of the students, but more importantly on the educators themselves. By 1984 it had become inexplicably clear that immediate action must take place to counteract this ongoing problem
Pollution why is it still running rampant in our environment today Are
Pollution why is it still running rampant in our environment today Are
Pollution, why is it still running rampant in our environment today ? Are there no laws to control or stop it ? In regards to these questions, Canada has a great many laws to stop and regulate pollution. But despite this, why is it still happening. What are Canada's so called enforcement measures and are they effective ? We have the Environmental Bill of Rights and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, just to name a few. Sure some polluters break these laws and get caught, but all they ge
Nuclear Weapons explosive devices designed to release nuclear energy o
Nuclear Weapons explosive devices designed to release nuclear energy o
Nuclear Weapons, explosive devices, designed to release nuclear energy on a large scale, used primarily in military applications. The first atomic bomb (or A-bomb), which was tested on July 16, 1945, at Alamogordo, New Mexico, represented a completely new type of artificial explosive. All explosives prior to that time derived their power from the rapid burning or decomposition of some chemical compound. Such chemical processes release only the energy of the outermost electrons in the atom. See
Today we are more concerned with our environment than ever before Simi
Today we are more concerned with our environment than ever before Simi
Today, we are more concerned with our environment than ever before. Similarly, it is my belief that we are more knowledgeable about our earth's environment than did previous generations. I do not believe it would be an understatement to say that the planet earth is in serious jeopardy--from the shrinking rain forests, to the polluting of the oceans and land, to the ozone layer problem. Nevertheless, for purposes of this discussion, it is my intent to focus on pesticides as one particularly ramp
Chlorofluorocarbons CFCs
Chlorofluorocarbons CFCs
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) CFCs are a family of man-made gases used for various industrial purposes. First developed in the 1920's in the United States, CFCs have been used in large quantaties since 1950. The industrialized countries can account for over 80% of CFCs use. CFC-11 is used primarily as a propellant in aerosol cans, although its use has been phased out it is still used in the production of plastic foams. CFC-12 is used in foam production as well as cooling coals of refrigerators and
Environmental Air Pollution
Environmental Air Pollution
Environmental Air Pollution My views of the environment are rooted in my belief in creation. I do not believe that life on earth began spontaneously, nor do I believe that the earth is so delicately balanced. I donít believe that the earth and its ecosystem are fragile. Many radical environmentalists do, they believe man can come along, all by themselves and change everything for worse. After hundreds of millions of years, they believe that we are the last two generations of human existence. And
Life in the 1900s
Life in the 1900s
Life in the 1900ís Life in the 1900's was depressing and was an era filled with extremely hard and strenous work that didn't offer any future for the average canadian in doing better. If you were an average wage earner you would be virtually stuck in the same job for the rest of your life, while rich maintained their wealth mainly caused by the low taxes. Living conditions were poor for average canadians and even worse for the arriving immigrants. At this time some of the modern convienences wer
Cold Fusion
Cold Fusion
Cold Fusion Cheap, clean, easy to create, and plentiful amounts of energy have been sought for a long time. The closest to this would be Cold Fusion. For the world today, cold fusion would be the best for our energy needs. Charles Frank first devised the basic idea for Cold Fusion in 1947. At the time he was at Bristol University in England where the Physics Department was leading the world in the study of cosmic rays. Cold Fusion is a possible form of energy. This energy is obtained as two atom
What more must be done to save the planet Earth from pollution
What more must be done to save the planet Earth from pollution
What more must be done to save the planet Earth from pollution? Planet earth is dying: the ozone layer is depleting, global temperatures are rising, polar ice caps are melting, the air has become a dwelling for toxic vapours and the ground is being impregnated with tonnes of harmful waste. In manís attempt to dominate earth, he is slowly but painfully destroying this planet by a process termed- pollution. As a result, earth needs to be saved from the introduction of harmful chemicals and substan
Arctic Ozone Loss More Sensitive to Climate Change Than Thought
Arctic Ozone Loss More Sensitive to Climate Change Than Thought
Arctic Ozone Loss More Sensitive to Climate Change Than Thought May 18, 2004 Chemistry Per. 5 (April 26, 2004) Recently, NASA has conducted studies which help to prove the relationship between Arctic ozone loss and changes in the temperature if the Earthís stratosphere. Considering the damage done to the ozone the dangers of the ultra violet radiation is more threatening than ever to the Earthís surface. The results of the conducted tests led researchers to believe that the depletion was due not
Genetically Modified Foods to Eat or not to eat
Genetically Modified Foods to Eat or not to eat
Genetically Modified Foods: to Eat or not to eat Abstract Genetically modified (GM) foods have been around for quite some time. Chances are, just about everyone has eaten some type of GM food product. With the new and developing technologies that the biotechnology industry has to offer, the GM food market has risen in leaps and bounds. A genetically modified food is a food that has had its genetic make-up altered in some way by DNA technology. It can involve the transfer of genes from one organi
Global Warming The Truth
Global Warming The Truth
Global Warming: The Truth 1 English 101 3rd Draft of MP# 4 According to the National Academy of Sciences, with accelerated global warming during the past two decades, there is now new and stronger evidence that most of the warming over the last 50 years is due to human activities (U.S. EPA 1). These activities have altered the chemical composition of the atmosphere through the buildup of greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gasses occur naturally with in our atmosphere. Energy from the sun drives the ea
Global Warming
Global Warming
Global Warming Global warming occurs when the levels of greenhouse gasses rise and less infrared light, or heat, escapes the earth's atmosphere. Thus, the temperature experienced on Earth begins to rise. Climate change is a part of the Earth's history. There have been dramatic fluctuations in overall average temperature for the past 150,000 years that suggest a direct association with carbon dioxide levels. In the past the temperature highs and lows have been in tandem with carbon dioxide level
The Problem Of Global Warming
The Problem Of Global Warming
The Problem Of Global Warming The Problem of Global Warming First discovered at the turn of the century by the Swedish scientist Arrhenius, global warming was initially thought to only cause increased greenhouse gases from coal combustion emissions. It wasnít until fifty years later that the real causes and effects of global warming would be discovered. A British scientist by the name of Calendar correlated the 10% increase of atmospheric Carbon Dioxide between 1850 and 1940 with the observed wa
EARTH
EARTH
EARTH The Earth, man's home, is a planet. The Earth has special characteristics, and these are important to man. It is the only planet known to have the right temperature and the right atmosphere to support the kind of environments and natural resources in which plants and man and other animals can survive. This fact is so important to man that he has developed a special science called ecology, which deals with the dependence of all living things will continue to survive on the planet. Many mill
Hemp the Miracle Fiber
Hemp the Miracle Fiber
Hemp the Miracle Fiber Hemp, the fiber of the cannabis species of plant is making a comeback after years of being ignored for synthetic substitutes. Entrepreneurs are beginning to look at the benefits of marketing it. Governments are starting to see the advantage of allowing it to be grown. but the United States, in all likelihood, will miss the boat. Hemp is after all, another name for marijuana and here in the United States growing and marketing this type of vegetation can get a farmer in seri
Global Warming
Global Warming
Global Warming What is global warming, and how is it affecting the Earth and it's inhabitants? Global Warming is sometimes referred to as the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is the absorption of energy radiated from the Earth's surface by carbon dioxide and other gases in the atmosphere, causing the atmosphere to become warmer. The greenhouse effect is what is causing the temperature on the Earth to rise, and creating many problems that will begin to occur in the coming decades. For th
Is there a population problem Let me show you an example I'm just goin
Is there a population problem Let me show you an example I'm just goin
Is there a population problem? Let me show you an example. I'm just going to do some simple timing. Everybody can count down with me is they wish. (Count down 10 seconds) During the 10 seconds that passed, the human population on Earth increased by 27 people according to the Population Reference Bureau. It's not just a statistic but a fact - This means that 27 more people were born than died in that 10 seconds. Hopefully these 27 new people will be able to find food and shelter. Actually overpo
About oxygen
About oxygen
about oxygen Oxygen is a Group 16 element. Oxygen is the third most abundant element found in the sun, and it plays a part in the carbon-nitrogen cycle, one process responsible for stellar energy production. Oxygen in excited states is responsible for the bright red and yellow-green colours of the aurora. The atmosphere of Mars contains about 0.15% oxygen. About two thirds of the human body, and nine tenths of water, is oxygen. The gas is colourless, odourless, and tasteless. Liquid and solid o
The February 17 1992 edition of time magazine's cover story started li
The February 17 1992 edition of time magazine's cover story started li
The February 17, 1992 edition of time magazine's cover story started like this: The world now knows that danger is shining through the sky. The evidence is overwhelming that the earth's stratospheric ozone layer-our shield against the sun's hazardous ultraviolet rays-is being eaten away by man made chemicals far faster than any scientist had predicted. Now this is interesting rhetoric, but there is no evidence here to support this article at all. Where are the facts? The studies? What I will
1960's
1960's
1960's By Jonny Skoo Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the issues being confronted today. the '60s was a decade of social and political upheaval. in spite of all the turmoil, there were some positive results: the civil rights revolution, john f. Kennedy's bold vision of a new frontier, and the breathtaking advances in space, helped bring about progress and prosperity. however, much was negative: student and anti-war protest movements, political assassinations, and g
From far off in space you can see our home surrounded by a blue ribbon
From far off in space you can see our home surrounded by a blue ribbon
From far off in space, you can see our home surrounded by a blue ribbon with a faint tint. The ribbon is almost transparent and is used as a filter to protect all living organisms from the sunís hazardous radiation. It lets just the right amount of light through to supply everything with energy. We know this ribbon, or filter, as the ozone layer. The ozone layer is needed to support life on Earth. In the past thirty, to forty years, it has become evident that something is eating away at the ozo
Concern with the environment is being voiced by people throughout the
Concern with the environment is being voiced by people throughout the
Concern with the environment is being voiced by people throughout the world. Today, it is not unusual to read about environmental problems. One problem that is important to all of us is the depletion of the ozone layer. One question being asked is, does the depletion of the ozone cause a danger to our health? Many experts would say yes. Today, the ozone is depleting in the summer as well as in the winter and not just over Antarctica, but over other countries such as the United States. Many coun
Our atmosphere has a mixture of gases including nitrogen oxygen and wa
Our atmosphere has a mixture of gases including nitrogen oxygen and wa
Our atmosphere has a mixture of gases including nitrogen, oxygen and water vapour. There are also small quantities carbon dioxide, methane and other gases called trace gases. The Greenhouse Effect happens when Sunlight passes through the atmosphere, warming the earthís surface and the land and oceans give off heat, into the atmosphere, this balances the heat energy. Water vapour, carbon dioxide and some of the other trace gases can absorb part of this heat. This lets it warm the lower atmosph
Air pollution from automobiles is a major environmental and health pro
Air pollution from automobiles is a major environmental and health pro
Air pollution from automobiles is a major environmental and health problem in many cities across the United States and around the world. Air pollution comes from the comes from the combustion process that leave the engine through the exhaust system and the crankcase. In engines using unleaded gasoline, the compounds in the exhaust are typically hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and oxides of nitrogen in diesel engines. The exhaust includes particulates that are related to smoke, and in engines usi
Ozone is a pale blue gas that protects the earth from the suns ultravi
Ozone is a pale blue gas that protects the earth from the suns ultravi
Ozone is a pale blue gas that protects the earth from the sunís ultraviolet rays. Ozone is produced by electric discharges. I believe that ozone depletion effects everyday life worse than people think because: 1) restrictions on ozone depleting chemicals effects the products people buy; 2) ultraviolet radiation causes skin cancer; 3) ultraviolet radiation effects soybeans, one of the key crops in modern agriculture; 4) risks of harming the ozone layer restricts transportation. Restrictions on o
What a nice day A balmy sixty degrees out Children are outside playing
What a nice day A balmy sixty degrees out Children are outside playing
What a nice day. A balmy sixty degrees out. Children are outside playing ball. What a wonderful time of the year this is. I just hope that when mom opens up her Christmas present tomorow, she likes it. Scientists have proven that the Earth gets hotter and hotter each year. More and more people are born each day and the population of the Earth is continuously growing. The more and more people that populate the Earth, and the United States of America in general will require more and more energy.
Media and Politics of the Seventies
Media and Politics of the Seventies
Media and Politics of the Seventies The price of gas was only around a 51 cents a gallon but in 1970 the amount of negativity in the world was at an extremely high level, with tension coming from all kinds of sources. Such as an assassination attempt on Pope Paul VI in the Philippines. However many of the troubles came from the Vietnam war and then later with inflation. But the greatest troubles stemmed directly from the US government not listening to the people. The bulk of that tension was st
ENVIRONMENT
ENVIRONMENT
ENVIRONMENT The Environment has become a very important issue world wide. People all over the world have been polluting and gradually destroying the earthís environment for many years. For the most part, this destruction has been done with out knowledge of the dangers to the health of every living creature on earth. Time is running out and immediate action must be taken. We can all recycle, reuse and reduce many normal every day products that we use at home and at the workplace. For instance ho