The Least Though Of Ways In Which Technology Impacts The Environment
Find Out How The Technology That We Love And Trust Is Impacting The Environment
Today, more than ever, is the century where enormous technological progress has been made. Indeed, technology has helped mankind in so many ways. But, how exactly are we going to grade technology in how it affects the environment? The debate on whether technology is greatly improving the environment or whether it is degrading it is a two edged sword.
There are two sides, both of which are genuine. But, how really does technology fare in its effect towards the environment? Is it safe to say that its contributions to mankind have outweighed the harmful side that it has? Or will the usefulness of technology make mankind to continue to exploit on its many unknown potentials and wonder?
It is technology that invented that the car. It is the product of the quest of mankind to look for ways to make the world a smaller place, and to make lives easier. The example of how technology has made car what it is today is a shining one about how technology is beneficial to humans and harmful with regard to the environment. The car has many uses and is greatly beneficial to mankind, without it, the world would probably be too slow to revolve or even be at standstill.
Through the years it is a piece of thing that has shaped how mankind do with everyday lives. Can you imagine yourself riding on a camel to travel from your home to your school? Can you fathom having to park your buffalo or your horse whenever you want to go shopping to the mall?
Indeed, how technology has made enormous achievements in the development of the car is overbearing. But with the so many things it possess, and how technology has made car helpful to man, remains questionable with the fact at how it impacts the environment. For one, the car is using non renewable fossil fuels, which in the near future would run out, and which today is causing environmental degradation. The smoke that cars emit in the many years back, were one of the causes as to why the ozone layer is depleted.
The crude oil that are used as lubricants are also causing some problems with regard to soil pollution and even water pollution; whenever they leak out of the car or whenever they are poorly handled and trashed away. Additionally, the batteries that are used by cars pose an alarming concern to how it will eventually affect the health of many people.
These facts about how technology developed cars are somehow overshadowed by the fact that there are still certain things that cars possess that are harming the environment. Decades back, there are remarkable changes in the technological development of cars that we now benefit from. For one, availability of “green cars” which does not run on fossil fuels is becoming commercially viable. There are now vehicles that run on water instead of the harmful fossil fuels.
Also, there have been significant improvements about the cleanliness of the smoke emitted by cars. Clearly, even technology has its side of imperfection; but, it is also technology, that like a phoenix will continue to die and be reborn, so that it will rise from the ashes as something new and better.