Technology and the Environment

As we all know, humans have been on earth for a fair amount of time. Have you ever noticed the toll that we are taking on the environment, however? There are both good things and bad things that are a result of humans


Smokers

The impact smokers have on the environment is detrumental. For one, the smoke pollutes the air. The polluted air contributes the the hole in the ozone layer which is thinning slowly but surely. Also, there are a lot of people that leave their cigarrettes on the beach, in the grass, and on the ground. Animals could find them, eat them, and possibly die, only because somebody was ignorant enough to dispose of their cigarrettes improperly.

Factories

Although factories are a good source on nonhuman resources, they are terrible for the environment. To begin with, factories take up a lot of space. They are usually developed where there has been no actual developement in the past few years. That takes away from the amount of CO2 being converted because you have to cut down trees. Secondly, factories produce a lot oof smoke, which can harm the environment in more ways than one. Lastly, hot water is dumped into cool water in a river, lake, pond or bay. The difference in temperatures can promote algae growth and cause disruptions to the fish and other water wildlife