Most people realize that the earth’s temperatures are getting warmer and warmer, but what does this really mean? And, how does the greenhouse effect factor into the extreme climate change? The global warming greenhouse effect has been an environmental issue for the last few decades because it involves everyone, and there are a number of ways that humans have damaged the earth and its natural resources.
The affluent multinationals out there with all sorts of money invested in the fuels that are slowly killing us, have a stake in demoting Global Warming as a problem. Here are some global warming myths that you might hear from the evil and the ignorant alike.
Consumer electronics, like mobile phones, computers, MP3 players and televisions keep people in touch with their work world, as well as for entertainment. What most do not think about when making an electronics purchase is what they will do with the item once it breaks or becomes obsolete. Each year in the United States alone, some three million tons of commodity and electronic waste, or e-waste as it is known, is thrown away. Where does that waste end up and how does it effect our environment?
For environmentally conscious homeowners, sun energy is a way to take advantage of a renewable resource while reducing their utility bills. Solar home systems require an investment up front, but the payoff on saved fuel expenses and reduced use of fossil fuels is priceless. Read on to discover some of the pros and cons of residential solar power systems.
As the need for alternative forms of energy increases, the need for cost effective alternatives increases as well and cost is one of the biggest concerns that most nations have with alternative energy resources. The majority of alternatives have relatively high start-up and maintenance costs, which can make them unsuitable as a cost effective energy source.
When drinking mountain water, or while eating wild blueberries, you probably do not think about how these things came about. Actually, a natural ecosystem is usually responsible for the water you drink or food you eat. Ecosystems provide “ecosystem services” that are the main cause of agricultural growth and many other processes that benefit humans.
Even though you probably do not think twice about waste collection and disposal, it has turned into a key environmental matter over recent years. It becomes an issue when landfills start running out of space and new locations are required to house the rubbish.