Air Pollution and Health and Safety
As society and populations across the world become increasingly developed, so too does the number of vehicles and the amount of electrical power that needs to be generated to satisfy their requirements. This has a dramatic negative impact upon the environment as well as affecting the health and wellbeing of human, plant, animal, microscopic... in fact all life on earth.
As far as vehicle emissions are concerned, these can contribute to the creation and build-up of smog in the air which not only makes visibility poor and increases the risk of collisions amongst vehicles, but also impacts people's respiratory systems and can aggravate conditions and cause breathing difficulties amongst sufferers of conditions such as asthma and bronchitis.
Electricity is often produced by the burning of certain fuels to create steam which spins turbines. Whilst the adoption of green energy is on the increase, these fuels are still primarily fossil fuels such as coal and oil. The burning of these fossil fuels results in the release of harmful and toxic gases into the atmosphere which can damage the ozone layer and increase the build-up of so-called "greenhouse gases" which prevent heat escaping the planet and back into space. This contributes to an increase in the average temperature of the planet, bringing about negative consequences such as the melting of the polar ice caps which results in higher sea levels and coastal flooding, more extreme and destructive weather and a failure of established crops which provide food for a particular area.
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