THE ENVIRONMENT WILL CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE UNTIL POLLUTION PRACTICES ARE ABANDONED
I’m grateful that its Wednesday - hump day,
How has your week been? It’s the middle of the week and I feel warm and grounded. In Virginia the weather has been in the 90’s and it is very humid. Last year, Dan and I was able to go walk to the mall around the corner from our place and we would walk the mall.
It’s been too hot to walk outside, like we have been. Because of the corona virus, this year we have not gone for we are still hunkering down. I’m waiting for more information, until we venture out among people. Its still uncertain what this virus can do and I don’t want to get caught up in it.
Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence. Elon Musk
We better get use to it, for this is the new way of life. We live in a digital world, spinning to the tune of electronic notices at every step. From the moment we wake to the moment we slumber, digital tunes hum songs of futurism in our ears.
The songs are both quiet and loud, and they motivate our momentum. The digital world inspires impetus and the continually fluctuating concept of business: past the beginnings of bartering, past shipping trade, past trains and planes traversing the globe, and onward into the future of electronic commerce. Software and technology are used to help streamline efficiency and customer satisfaction in a world where information is one click away, and everything has become a digital representation of its former self.
I think that, in a digital age, album covers are becoming a lost art. Virgil Abloh
Today I am going to continue on land pollution, but turning the topic to what is industrial pollution and how it affects each and every one of us. With the coming of the Industrial Revolution, humans were able to advance further into the 21st century. Technology developed rapidly, science became advanced, and the manufacturing age came into view. With all of these came one more effect, industrial pollution. Earlier, industries were small factories that produced smoke as the primary pollutant.
However, since the number of factories were limited and worked only a certain number of hours a day, the levels of pollution did not grow significantly. But when these factories became full-scale industries and manufacturing units, the issue of industrial pollution started to take on more importance.
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. ~ Aldo Leopold
Any form of pollution that can trace its immediate source to industrial practices is known as industrial pollution. Most of the pollution on the planet can be traced back to industries of some kind.
Industrial pollution is wreaking havoc on Earth. Every nation is affected, and there are people who are working tirelessly to increase awareness and advocate for change. The activities causing pollution include; burning coal, burning fossil fuels like oil, natural gas, and petroleum, chemical solvents used in dyeing and tanning industries, untreated gas and liquid waste being released into the environment and improper disposal of radioactive material.
You ask what causes industrial pollution? There are several reasons; lack of policies to control pollution, unplanned industrial growth, use of outdated technologies, presence of a large number of small-scale industries, inefficient waste disposal, leaching of resources from our natural world, natural resource use.
The effects are greater than we ever thought and effects not just us, but the whole environment. The effects of industrial pollution are far-reaching and liable to affect the ecosystem for many years to come. The soil pollution is creating problems in agriculture and destroying local vegetation. It also causes chronic health issues to the people that come in contact with such soil on a daily basis.
Air pollution has led to a steep increase in various illnesses, and it continues to affect us on a daily basis. With so many small, mid and large-scale industries coming up, air pollution has taken a toll on the health of the people and the environment. By and large, the issue of industrial pollution shows us that it causes natural rhythms and patterns to fail, meaning that the wildlife is getting affected in a severe manner. Habitats are being lost, species are becoming extinct, and it is harder for the environment to recover from each natural disaster.
With the rise in industrial pollution, global warming has been increasing at a steady pace. Smoke and greenhouse gases are being released by industries into the air, which causes an increase in global warming. Industrial pollution continues to cause significant damage to the earth and all of its inhabitants due to chemical wastes, pesticides, radioactive materials etc. It affects wildlife and ecosystems and disrupts natural habitats. Animals are becoming extinct, and habitats are being destroyed.
Cadmium enrichment of soil can also be associated with industrial pollution. Topsoil’s contaminated by mine spoil showed a wide range of Cd concentrations.
Industrial effluents are commonly discharged to surface water drainage systems after clarification in tailing ponds. Recent investigations have disclosed very high concentrations of Cd in the overbank and bottom sediments of the rivers.
There are ways to control this type of pollution, but will they! The issue of industrial pollution is critical to every nation on the planet. With the increase of the harmful effects of industrial pollution, there are many agencies and individuals who are working to reduce carbon footprints and live and work in an eco-friendly way. There are steps that can be taken to seek permanent solutions to the problem.
First, adopting new technology, efficient training of employees for safe use and development of better technology for disposal of waste, and being more conscientious about the use of raw materials can help control industrial pollution at the source.
Second, recycling as much polluted water in the industries as possible by increased recycling efforts to reduce industrial pollution.
Third, organic methods should be adopted to clean the water and soil, such as using microbes that use heavy metals and waste as feed naturally. Cooling rooms or bins need to be developed that allow industries to recycle the water they need instead of pushing it back into the natural water source it came from.
Fourth, consideration of location of the sites and the potential impact on the surrounding environment can help reduce harmful consequences.
Fifth, by developing and implementing adequate treatment facilities for handling industrial waste and proper habits can reduce pollution.
Good morning Wednesday⛵A perspective that is so very true - One man's trash is another man's treasure. Have a wonderful Hump Day🐪
Sixth, rebuilding habitats by planting more trees and plants can help give wildlife back their homes, and the trees can help purify the air with enough oxygen, and act as a buffer against the environment.
Seventh, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works to correct the damage from industrial pollution. There should be more stringent rules to take action against the companies who do not follow proper protocol and more significant rewards for the companies who operate properly. It requires creating policies that prevent misuse of land.
And eighth, being a responsible company or industry should require regular environmental impact assessments that are reported for evaluation. If there are harmful impacts discovered during the review, necessary actions to correct the negative consequences should be developed and enforced.
If you noticed, every type of pollution has a solution, its up to us to make the change!
“Just like the way a beautiful butterfly can’t come into life without its transformation cycle from egg to larva, caterpillar to pupa and finally to a brilliant creation, to become a successful digitally transformed organization, similar transformational stages are essential.” ― Enamul Haque, Digital Transformation Through Cloud Computing
SHERRY'S MEXICAN-AMERICAN BUNCHES
Sherry's Mexican-American brunches, with different ingredients to make a unique dish each time.
Tomorrow, I will reveal the ingredients and the instructions.
Until then, I’m going to leave you with this saying - In tough times, some of us see protecting the climate as a luxury, but that's an outdated 20th-century worldview from a time when we thought industrialization was the end goal, waste was growth, and wealth meant a thick haze of air pollution. Alex Steffen