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Air Pollution

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Air Pollution

  1. 1. Can we cut down Air Pollution in the United States? By Jeremy B.
  2. 2. Thesis <ul><li>The United States should educate people to reduce air pollution created by our own industrialization, population growth and globalization. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Air Pollution <ul><li>Gases and particles in the air that are unhealthy for humans, plants and animals. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Major Sources of Air Pollution <ul><li>Motor vehicle exhaust </li></ul><ul><li>Heat and power generation facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial processes </li></ul><ul><li>Auto Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Fertilizer plants </li></ul><ul><li>Building Demolition </li></ul><ul><li>Fuel production </li></ul><ul><li>Forest Fires </li></ul>- (&quot;Air Pollution,&quot; 2001)
  5. 5. Effects of Air Pollution <ul><li>Global warming </li></ul><ul><li>Acid rain </li></ul><ul><li>Smog </li></ul><ul><li>Ozone depletion </li></ul>
  6. 6. Global Warming <ul><li>Average increase of the earths temperature and Troposphere </li></ul><ul><li>Which helps the climate patterns (The weather) change </li></ul><ul><li>Can occur naturally and with help from human activities -(&quot;Climate Change,&quot; 2008) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Global Warming (cont.) <ul><li>An example of this is all the ice melting in Antarctica resulting from Global Warming. </li></ul><ul><li>All of that melting ice is destroying habitats for many animals for example Polar Bears </li></ul>
  8. 8. Acid Rain <ul><li>When acid chemicals are swept into the air and into areas where it raining and the acid falls to the ground in the form of rain, snow, or fog (&quot;What Is Acid,&quot; 2007) </li></ul>(Stack, n.d.)
  9. 9. Smog <ul><li>Smoke and fog put together </li></ul>-(Tyus, n.d.)
  10. 10. Ozone Depletion <ul><li>This is when the Ozone starts to fade away because of the pollution so then the Ozone doesn’t protect the earth anymore from the UV rays </li></ul><ul><li>Cause by human activities </li></ul><ul><li>Causes Global Warming </li></ul><ul><li>- (&quot;Ozone Depletion,&quot; 1999) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Short-term Effects on Human Beings <ul><li>Irritation to the eyes, nose and throat </li></ul><ul><li>Upper respiratory infections like bronchitis and pneumonia </li></ul><ul><li>Headaches </li></ul><ul><li>Nausea </li></ul><ul><li>Allergic reactions -(NRDC, n.d.) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Long-term Effects on Human Beings <ul><li>Chronic respiratory disease </li></ul><ul><li>Lung cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Heart disease </li></ul><ul><li>Damage to the brain, nerves, liver, or kidneys -(NRDC, n.d.) </li></ul>
  13. 13. How Air Pollution Hurts Animals <ul><li>Causes respiratory problems </li></ul><ul><li>Acid rain can kill lots of fish and other animals </li></ul><ul><li>- (Coveney, n.d.) </li></ul>
  14. 14. How Pollution Hurts Plants <ul><li>When trees are burnt CO2 is released into the air </li></ul><ul><li>Some Pollutants damage leaves of trees </li></ul><ul><li>- (Socha, n.d.) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Industrialization <ul><li>The first fundamental pollution causes </li></ul><ul><li>Began the widespread use of fossil fuels like oil, gas and coal </li></ul><ul><li>- (Tropical-Rainforest-Animals.com, 2008) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Population Growth <ul><li>The second fundamental pollution cause </li></ul><ul><li>When there is a population growth there is a demand for food and other goods </li></ul><ul><li>When there is a scarcity for food and other goods they make the goods in factories and there is pollution going on there </li></ul><ul><li>- (Tropical-Rainforest-Animals.com, 2008) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Globalization <ul><li>When countries become more developed and use more stuff that causes air pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Major pollution cause </li></ul><ul><li>Effective facilitator of air pollution </li></ul><ul><li>-(Tropical-Rainforest-Animals.com, 2008) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Air Pollutants <ul><li>Waste productions generated by Biofuel Combustion, Industry, Refineries, and Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Come in gases, solids, and liquid forms which are released into the air </li></ul><ul><li>- (Tropical-Rainforest-Animals.com, 2008) </li></ul>
  19. 19. Types of Air Pollutants <ul><li>Sulfur Dioxide </li></ul><ul><li>Nitrogen Oxides </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon Monoxide </li></ul><ul><li>Ammonia </li></ul><ul><li>Ozone </li></ul>- (Tropical-Rainforest-Animals.com, 2008)
  20. 20. Sulfur Dioxide <ul><li>Colorless gas </li></ul><ul><li>Suffocating odor that smells like rotten eggs </li></ul><ul><li>Can irritate eyes, nose, and lungs </li></ul><ul><li>Contained within Fossil Fuels </li></ul><ul><li>- (Tropical-Rainforest-Animals.com, 2008) </li></ul>
  21. 21. Nitrogen Oxides <ul><li>Made by combustion of fossil fuels and cars </li></ul><ul><li>There are two types of Nitrogen Oxide </li></ul><ul><li>Nitric oxide which is colorless </li></ul><ul><li>Nitrogen dioxide which is a reddish brown </li></ul><ul><li>- (Tropical-Rainforest-Animals.com, 2008) </li></ul>
  22. 22. Carbon Monoxide <ul><li>Highly toxic gas </li></ul><ul><li>Colorless </li></ul><ul><li>Odorless </li></ul><ul><li>Tasteless </li></ul><ul><li>Caused by fossil fuel combustion </li></ul><ul><li>- (Tropical-Rainforest-Animals.com, 2008) </li></ul>
  23. 23. Top 5 Carbon Monoxide Causes
  24. 24. Ammonia <ul><li>Hazardous caustic gas </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture is the main source of ammonia mainly just livestock farming and animal waste </li></ul><ul><li>-(Tropical-Rainforest-Animals.com, 2008) </li></ul>- (Barb, 2009)
  25. 25. Ozone <ul><li>Colorless </li></ul><ul><li>Poisonous Gas </li></ul><ul><li>Sharp, cold irritating odor </li></ul><ul><li>Can be found in the stratosphere where it occurs naturally </li></ul><ul><li>Can also be found in the troposphere where it can be natural or from humans </li></ul><ul><li>Troposphere Ozone is a pollutant and is the lowest layer of the atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Stratosphere Ozone protects the earth by keeping UV rays from hitting the earth and is the upper layer of the atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>- (Tropical-Rainforest-Animals.com, 2008) </li></ul>
  26. 26. Education <ul><li>Teaching people about air pollution is the best way to get them to realize how big of a deal this is and how much we are in danger. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Groups to look into <ul><li>Clean Energy Group </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy Group </li></ul><ul><li>Greenpeace USA </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Defense Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Protection Agency </li></ul>
  28. 28. Clean Energy Group <ul><li>Organized in 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes new solutions for cleaner Energy </li></ul><ul><li>To find out more information about Clean Energy Group go too… </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cleanegroup.org/about.html </li></ul>
  29. 29. Renewable Energy Group <ul><li>REG is the leading biodiesel industry </li></ul><ul><li>They sell there products so that we can burn cleaner fuels </li></ul><ul><li>For more info on REG go to http://www.renewable-energy-group.com/about_reg.html </li></ul>
  30. 30. Greenpeace USA <ul><li>Came together in 1971 </li></ul><ul><li>Have offices in more than 30 countries </li></ul><ul><li>They try to stop global warming, save ancient forests, and many other things </li></ul><ul><li>To learn more about Greenpeace go to http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/about </li></ul>
  31. 31. Environmental Defense Fund <ul><li>Founded in 1967 </li></ul><ul><li>They deal with all environmental problems with four things </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strong Science </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative markets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate partnerships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Effective laws and policy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>For more info go to http://www.edf.org/page.cfm?tagID=382 </li></ul>
  32. 32. Environmental Protection Agency <ul><li>EPA leads the nation in environmental science, research, education, and assessment efforts </li></ul><ul><li>They mainly want to help keep humans healthy along with the environment </li></ul><ul><li>To learn more about the EPA go to http://www.epa.gov/epahome/aboutepa.htm </li></ul>
  33. 33. Work Cited <ul><li>Air Pollution. (2001, September 5). Types: Air Pollution [Air Pollution]. Retrieved January 3, 2009, fromCoveney, E. (n.d.). The effects of pollution on animals. In The effects of       pollution on animals [How air pollution effects animals]. Retrieved January 3, 2009, http://library.thinkquest.org/C011104 0/TheSite/thesite.php </li></ul><ul><li>Barb. (2009). Fabulous fumier. In Fabulous fumier [Ammonia]. Retrieved January 3, 2009,from http://www.frenchgardening.com/tech.html ?pid=3099955709430326 </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Change. (2008, October 29). Climate Change [Global Warming]. Retrieved January 3, 2009, from http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/basicin fo.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Coveney, E. (n.d.). The effects of pollution on animals. In The effects of       pollution on animals [How air pollution effects animals]. Retrieved January 3, 2009, from http://www.patmed.k12.ny.us/schools/hs/departments/sc ience/coveney/5Animals.htm </li></ul>
  34. 34. Work Cited (cont.) <ul><li>NRDC. (n.d.). How can air pollution hurt my health? In Health effects of air pollution [air pollution]. Retrieved January 3, 2009, from http://www.lbl.gov/Education/ELSI/Frames/pollution-health-effects-f.html </li></ul><ul><li>Ozone Depletion. (1999). Ozone Depletion [Ozone Depletion]. Retrieved January 3, 2009, from http://library.thinkquest.org/26026/Environmental_Problems/ozone_depleti on.html </li></ul><ul><li>Socha, T. (n.d.). Air Pollution Causes and Effects. In Air Pollution Causes [How air pollution effects plants]. Retrieved January 3, 2009, from http://healthandenergy.com/air_pollution_causes.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Stack, R. (n.d.). Acid Rain. In Citizens Campaign for the Environment [Acid rain]. Retrieved January 3, 2009, from http://www.citizenscampaign.org/campaigns/acid_rain.asp </li></ul><ul><li>Tropical-Rainforest-Animals.com. (2008, November). Air Pollution Causes. In Air Pollution Causes [Air Pollution]. Retrieved January 3, 2009, from http://www.tropical-rainforest-animals.com/air-pollution-causes.html </li></ul>
  35. 35. Work Cited (cont.) <ul><li>Tyus, H. (n.d.). Fossil Fuel: Petroleum. In Is the Technology for Renewable Resources Worth the Investment? [Smog Picture]. Retrieved January 3, 2009, from http://sitemaker.umich.edu/ section4group1/fossil_fuels </li></ul><ul><li>What is Acid Rain. (2007, June 8). What is Acid Rain [Acid Rain]. Retrieved January 3, 2009, from http://www.epa.gov/acidrain/what/index.html </li></ul>

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