Sample Ecology Paper on Pollution and Wastes

Pollution and Wastes

            Human practices vastly trigger climate changes causing alterations in the global atmosphere and increasing greenhouse gases, cloudiness, as well as aerosols. The three lifestyles or human consumption patterns that vastly add greenhouse gases to the environment include drying clothes using dryers instead of hanging them out to dry, driving gasoline-fueled vehicles that raise the level of greenhouse gases, for instance, carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, resulting in climatic changes, and the failure to reuse and recycle items as required. The most common lifestyle that can be altered easily to reduce climatic change is incorporating the habit of recycling and reusing items. An individual can also consider using products that are harmless to the environment for instance water bottles that can be reused to avoid buying bottled drinks and water. If an individual resides in a city, for instance, he or she can also consider walking, riding bikes, or using public modes of transportation to avoid gasoline-fueled personal vehicles and thus reduce pollution.

Several techniques of managing toxic wastes are highly ineffective and could distort human health due to environmental pollution. Some of these techniques include using sanitary landfills, hazardous waste surface impoundment, hazardous waste deep injection wells, and the use of solid waste inclinators. Using sanitary landfill and solid waste inclinators release a greenhouse gas called methane that is over twenty times more vigorous compared to carbon dioxide. Using solid waste deep injections is dangerous as it contaminates water, distorts the ecosystems, and triggers earthquakes. Hazardous waste surface impoundments also trigger air pollution and endanger human life. The best way to manage pollution, therefore, is to reduce, treat, recycle, and reuse wastes instead of disposing them to the environment.