NATURE PROVIDES A FREE LUNCH, BUT ONLY IF WE CONTROL OUR APPETITES
Good Morning America,
Rise and shine, Tuesday is here again, however; today is the third day of summer of 2020. Perhaps the most ordinary of all the days, Tuesday lacks the excitement of the weekend or the productivity of, say, Monday. Tuesday is business as usual, continuing on with the week. Each day is following in place, still hunkering down. Dan and I for about 80 days plus have been staying around our apartment, only going to the doctors.
I watched this movie several years ago, where no one left their home. They sat in front of a computer and controlled a robot looking like them out in the world. I really hope it doesn’t get to this in the future.
I have been posting on my blog about pollution in our world and how we can make a change to save our planet from being destroyed. The last series was on the pollution of our water. As I sit in front of the T.V. these days, it just shows political issues and bad things in many cases. I have seen history being destroyed, however; that is not the only thing that is being destroyed. Wake up, our environment is also doing that! So, my next series is going to focus on our temperature and how it relates to land pollution.
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value. R. Buckminster Fuller
Temperature – It is one of the major factors which directly affects the life in an area. The temperature on earth follows a general geographic trend. It is highest at the equator and keeps on decreasing as we move towards the poles. Temperature affects the various enzymatic reactions in living organisms. As a result, the biodiversity observed in the planet varies along the temperature gradient.
Let’s talk about air pollution!!
Temperature inversions have a great effect on air pollution. Whether it's a blanket of smog over a city or the melting of ice packs due to ozone depletion, atmospheric temperature inversions are intricately involved. They influence the scope and intensity of the effects of air pollution on a temporary, localized basis as well as long term and globally.
Under most circumstances, the temperature of the atmosphere decreases with height, meaning it gets colder the higher you go. However, a temperature inversion occurs when the atmosphere actually becomes warmer as altitude increases. This typically occurs within a defined layer of the atmosphere.
Temperature inversions, when they occur, have a major impact on air pollution and air quality. There are two types of inversions -- permanent and surface -- and each corresponds to a different impact.
Temperature inversions affect air pollution because they change the dynamics of air movement. Warm air rises in the atmosphere because it is less dense and, therefore, more than the cooler air above it. This tendency to rise is what creates the vertical development found in thunderstorms. However, a temperature inversion prevents this vertical movement, also known as convection. Stated differently, inversions function like an atmospheric lid or blanket. This smothering effect traps air pollutants and allows their concentrations to increase.
Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources. Ronald Reagan
Surface inversions are responsible for producing smog, trapping the pollutants produced by vehicles, fires and industrial activities. Furthermore, the hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides present in these trapped pollutants are converted into harmful ozone by sunlight, which reduces air quality. The stratosphere’s inversion traps pollutants within the stable layer, which is something that typically occurs when greenhouse gases are injected high into the atmosphere by volcanic eruptions. Without the vertical mixing provided by convection, these gases remain suspended within the inversion layer and result in a long-term impact on the global climate.
How can we solve air pollution, for our next generation? The unpredictable climate that we experience nowadays is due to global warming. The continued increase in the global surface temperature will cause an increase in the sea levels and its subsequent effects. The destructible global warming could be blamed on us humans due to the air pollution that we create and how it depletes the ozone layer.
1. OUR GOVERNMENT needs to enforce the Clean Air Act
Every nation has to take action in working out and implementing solutions to air pollution. It is but necessary that everyone should implement its own Clean Air Act to combat air pollution. The Clean Air Act, if strictly enforced by the government, will surely help improve its clean air standard, which in turn improves human health and results in a longer life span. The Clean Air Act of America, Canada, Europe and other nations explicitly and clearly identified the solutions to air pollution and why everybody should be concerned about it.
2. On an Industrial Level
Air pollution aggravates the health problems of elderly and others who have cardio and respiratory diseases. Though everybody plays a vital role in combating air pollution, the industry should be the most aggressive in the implementation of the Clean Air Act. Meeting the air quality standards by installing equipment such as smokestack scrubbers, electrostatic precipitators, and other filters will regulate the emissions of various pollutants.
The final goal of every industry should be to eliminate the use of fossil fuel and replace internal- combustion engines if long-term solution to air pollution is important to them. Other suggested solutions such as increasing electricity rates and gasoline prices would deter waste and inefficiency and will have an impact.
A DAY WITHOUT LAUGHTER 😁
Happy Tuesday 😊 A day with out Laughter is a day wasted 🤭 have a great third day of summer 😁 of 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣0️⃣🦋
3. What’s our responsibility
Air is the most important element to live. We could live for days without food and water but we could die faster in a few minutes without air. Polluted air contributes to various diseases and even destroys buildings, trees, plants, lakes and other living things. It is the responsibility of every individual to help curb the worsening air pollution that our mother Earth is experiencing now.
There are so many ways that we could help prevent air pollution from reaching its worst level. At home and at work, turn off the lights when not needed; change the light bulbs into low power ratings with high efficiency; buy air-conditioning and refrigeration units using refrigerant, which emits limited CFCs into our air; dispose old appliances or household materials with aerosols properly; walk instead of using the car when going to a place only a block away; and let your school children ride in a school bus rather than sending them to school with the family car, and the list goes on.
Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented. Barry Commoner
Until tomorrow, remember we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.