Our "Living" Planet

By Francisco Villegas and Kendra Clarke

During The Industrial Revolution

Social

In Europe before the Industrial Revolution eight of ten workers worked in the countryside and most goods were made by a crafts person. Urbanization due to the enclosure method allowed for the workforce necessary to operate the factories.

Economic

New farming methods that were developed during the agricultural revolution, intended to keep the ground nitrogen rich and able to grow as many crops as possible have negative impact on the environment the runoff from fertilizers stimulate the growth of algae that deplete oxygen supplies in the water source leaving "dead zones", places where no fish or sea life can survive.

Political

The coal smoke abatement society was formed in 1898 making it one of the oldest environmental NGOs (Non governmental organization)

MODERN DAY COUNERPART

The world today is played with a multitude of environmental issues that stem form the Industrial Revolution. Global warming has caused the somewhat unpredictable fluctuation in the the weather that has resulted in the destruction of biomes. An example of this would be the Arctic ice melt. The higher temperatures causing the melting of the sea ice melts which raises the sea level. This is problematic because of how close some places are to the sea level. In the island nation Maldives over half the nation population lines 6 feet above sea level. Also in the U.S an E.P.A showed that 22,400 sq.miles along the Atlantic