In the introduction section, the paper describes in detail what the environment is and how the human race takes it for granted. In this section, the thesis statement is also given out and the materials to be used in this paper are listed. In the section of effects of pollution, the paper starts by describing the tendency of the human race of destroying the environment in the name of creating new development. In this section, the far-reaching effects of environmental destruction are listed and explained. Some of the effects that have been recorded are radiations that make the earth to be unfavorable to live in as these radiations can cause diseases or even mutations that are unfavorable. The other effect described in this section is about extinction of some animal species due to the climate not being suitable for their survival. The final effect outlined in this section is global warming that causes the ice on the poles of the earth to melt. When this ice melts levels of waters in the ocean rises, the coastal cities hence become submerged in the oceans. The section is summarized by showing how human beings are digging their graves by destroying the environment.
In the section of Air and water pollution the paper describes how air pollution come about and the effect of air pollution. It is evident that one of the primary impacts of air pollution is global warming and harmful radiation reaching the earth surface. The major effect of water pollution brought out in this section is loss of marine life.
In the section of climate change and global warming the cause has been identified as the excessive carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and some of the effects of climate change and global warming are described. Finally in the conclusion section a summary of everything is given and challenge the human race to conserve the environment.
Environment is all that surrounds us. Human beings have a tendency of destroying their environment in the name of making progress. Most of the humans are ignorant of the fact that if we destroy our environment we are destroying our self since the effects of environmental destruction are long lasting. This paper tries to explain the effect of environmental pollution, air and water pollution and finally climate change. The paper bases its arguments on three novels and one movie. The novels and the movies have instance of the human beings destroying the environment in the name of making progress while sense they are creating a long term problem.
People are the funny creatures as they always destroy the environment thinking that they are making progress. They have a tendency of disturb the natural ecosystem habitat by cutting down of trees for construction, through industrialization where they release harmful gasses to the environment. A good example of the nature of the human being is brought out in the novel The Word for World Is Forest where the human invades this planet rape it and decides to colonize it. The same case as of this planet happens when human being discovers a natural forest and decides it is the place where he will build a city. The practice deforestation hence more carbon dioxide accumulates in the atmosphere and, as a result, experience effects it will be in this easy.
Destruction Of the environment is like a person destroying himself. In the novel environmental destruction has resulted to radiations that destroy human life. People who remain on the earth live in clustered town. There are radiations poisoning that causes deaths, gene damage, and the can cause illness such as cancer. The land becomes unable to support life of any organism. Both flora and fauna become extinct due to the radiations. Animal extinction result to them being sold at prices of Sidney's catalog. Where the prices of extinct animals are in the example of the last animal sold. An individual who is not financially able to purchase an animal, go on to buy artificial robot? In the novel when the sheep of protagonist Rick Deckard died of tetanus, he replaces it with an electric replica. The model helps him to maintain the illusion that he is among those individuals who own animals (Galvan, 415).
Environmental destruction results in radiation that makes the earth unfavorable to support life. Human beings are forced to move and colonize planet mars. Human are compelled to create androids to use them on the colony world. The androids escape from Mars to the earth for their freedom. Humans are forced to hunt them down and kill them. Before they kill them, the humans have to perform the test to determine if they have an android or a human. The effect of tests affect the animal life hence the animal continues to be extinct (Galvan, 425).
In the novel, we see the earth dying slowly because of human activities that lead to environmental degradation. Human are seen to be the primary cause of environmental destruction through their activities hence they destroy the earth. In the novel ship breaker, we can see how environmental damage can ruin human being. Due to global warming waters level in the sea increases hence the coastal cities become submerged. As a result, human loses lives hence they pay dearly for their ignorance of not conserving the environment.
Some animal species become extinct. It can be by the movie revolution where the main actor tries to save the sharks in the ocean. He discovers there is no need for him to try and save the shark while everything else becomes extinct. In the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? We see all animals are on the verge of extinction hence the humans are forced to buy models of animals so as to feel like they are among individuals who own animals.
Air and water pollution
The movie revolution is about conservation of the environment and the idea brought out is that the whole world does not get into a revolution we shall lose everything. The movie is of great importance as it shows how human activities will make the earth creature to be extinct. A human activity like industrialization release greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere those results to global warming. Through water pollution, we are endangering our marine life hence is about time we stop this dangerous behaviors that will destroy our ecosystem hence we shall lose everything. The importance of this movie is that it is educating us on the importance of taking care of our environment. It clear that if we do not look at our environment we are doomed since the ecosystem may be unable to support life. Due to excessive levels of poisonous gasses in the atmosphere human develop respiratory diseases. Respiratory Complications can be attributable to the inhalation of toxic gasses.
As the movie begins, we can see Stewart battle to save the sharks that are becoming endangered species and may soon be extinct. As he is on this adventure, he can understand that there is no point to try and save the sharks and loss all the others marine life. Human activities like industrialization releases greenhouse gas that destroy the ozone layer hence resulting in global warming (Dembicki, 14). The gasses also interfere with the chemistry of the atmosphere hence in turn leading in acid rains that cause death of living organisms. From this movie, one learns it is time we change and start to conserve our environment before we destroy ourselves. The film inspires the world to go to the revolution because it is the only alternative if we still need the earth to continue supporting life. The movie is of great importance as it tries to explain the long term effects of destroying our environment through human activities (Dembicki, 22).
Climate change and global warming
The release of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere the ozone layer is destroyed the earth hence experiences global warming. Global warming results to melting of the ice hence leading to increasing in water in the ocean and, as a consequence, major coastal cities may be submerged. In the novel Ship breaker, the sea levels have raised and sunk major coastal towns. Increase in the levels of water in the sea can be attributed to global warming that cause increases in temperature hence ice in polar region melts. Destruction of the ozone layer can also result in radiations that are harmful life of living organisms.
Climatic change has a far-reaching effect since we see that some animal species become extinct due the ecosystem not being able to sustain it. In the movie revolution, Stewart se no point in saving the sharks the earth loses everything else. Different animal species are adapted to different ecosystem hence when there is climate change they may go to extinction due to the environment not being favorable for their survival.
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