Cheap talk versus concrete action.
We need to act now! Not just rhetoric but seriously implementing policies to rectify the reckless course we are on. There is no let, right or U turns here; just oblivion.
As the world continues to disintegrate at accelerated speed, climate change is back in the news. Since the 1950’s, governments have gossiped about how to keep the planet clean; unfortunately not much has been accomplished since. An excellent oratory skill without actionable commitment seems to be the motto.
The bitter Divorce between matter, time, and space.
Why should the government worry about climate warming and the future of our species?
- Finance and development are the primary governmental concerns. Pure air, food and water are secondary! The ruling power depends on how well the country’s slave labor is producing. All Industries require cheap hungry exploitable workers.
Money governs the world. Just ask the Supreme Court.
Obscure or difficult financial products allow governments to control and manipulate other countries. As a by-product this permeates the nauseating effect of the rich getting obscenely wealthier and an increasing number of middle class descending in the modern civilized hell. For some trying to drown the idea of a miserable existence, resorting to religious belief is the only way to keep their sanity.
The world will not transform until a specific leader convincingly make tangible modifications like reinventing and encouraging artisan jobs, eliminating big polluting industries, emphasizing healthy family values, and more.
Poisonous pollutants are known as carcinogens can be summarizing as:
- Asbestos: symptoms do not generally appear for 20 to 30 years.
- Benzene: commonly found in industrial areas, near roadways, in coal-fired and power plants. Mothballs, pesticides and deodorants are made of benzene and overuse in home.
- Benzopyrene :found after a forest fire, eruption of volcanoes, wood smoke, and in burnt food.
- Carbon monoxide: Transportation sources are responsible for 77 percent of nationwide CO emissions; with highway motor vehicles accounting for the largest portion.
- Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons or PAHs: Cooked foods: meat cooked at high temperatures such as grilling or barbecuing, and in smoked fish contain high amount of PAHs.
- Formaldehyde: found in hospitals, furniture, building materials and degradation of certain element, etc.
- Lead: from industrial sources, including iron and steel foundries, coal and fuel oil combustion, as well as wood burning. Lead remains in the soil near roadways.
- Mercury: ordinarily found in industrial areas, roadways, coal-fired and power plants. On December 16, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized the first ever national standards to reduce mercury and other toxic air pollution from coal and oil-fired power plants.
- Nitrogen dioxide: reaction when coal, oil, gasoline or diesel, are burned at high temperatures. Nitrogen oxides also are a building block of ozone smog.
- Particulate matter: dust, ash or soot. But may also be liquid aerosols, or solids suspended in liquid mixtures. From diesel trucks and buses to coal-fired power plants are the major source. Breathing high levels over a long time may decrease the development of lung function ultimately leading to cancer.
- Radon becomes trapped in buildings from the uranium in the soil and rocks on which homes are built. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer. The EPA estimates that radon causes between 7,000 and 30,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the USA.
- Sulfur dioxide: found in coal, oil, or diesel when these compounds are burned.
Ozone, a rare element can have negative devastating effect on all individuals. Ozone is a major air pollutant found in the air we breathe and formed by the mixture of sunlight and different gases like nitrogen dioxide and nitric oxides. These are produced by vehicles such as automobiles, trucks, buses, aircraft, locomotives, construction, lawn and garden equipment. Large industries and utilities, gas stations, print shops, consumer products are also culprits. Even many inhalers use chemicals like chlorofluorocarbons.
Invisible air pollutants
Invisible air pollutants like fine particulates are related to disorders like oxidative stress, inflammation, asthma, cancers, cardiovascular and respiratory ailments can increase or can be aggravated during summer months; especially with heat and humidity.
Gasoline exhaust fumes remain a group 2B substance causing cancer in living creatures. Diesel emissions, as a significant source of nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds and fine particle known as PM 2.5. Diesel emission may be a cause for lung cancer risks,
2011: a code red air quality alert Due to excessive hazardous temperature
A code red air quality alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region are unhealthful for the general population
Due to excessive hazardous temperature and humidity, the metropolitan Washington council of governments in association with Maryland and the Virginia department for environment quality, have issued a code red air quality alert Friday for the DC metro area.
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