There is reason to be optimistic about the health of the environment. One of the main obstacles of maintaining a healthy environment is the financial aspect. Profit may not be achieved in pursuit of a healthy environment, however the it will have greater rewards in the long run. Efforts such as using renewable resources, pollution and ozone awareness, proper insulation and many more are already taking place in an effort to preserve the Earth.
One of the main contributors to the planet’s clean air supply is the rainforests that, through the process of photosynthesis, generate much of the Earth’s oxygen. Unfortunately, deforestation is a major issue driven by the demand for work in the regions where rainforests are. Regions located near rainforests are generally financially challenged and have few resources. Land is used for the purpose of logging or farming, destroying the rainforest little by little in the process. A solution could be found in the international distribution of resources. Developed western countries could provide aid to the rainforest regions and help to improve their quality of life, eliminating the need for deforestation. Of course, this is a choice that voters and law makers would struggle to agree on. Western countries are reluctant to give up their wealth and freedom, even if it is for the common good.
Another obstacle to healing the planet is motoring. Fossil fuels are a nonrenewable source that emits pollutants into the atmosphere. The use of fossil fuels for automobiles cannot last forever. However, some solutions has been found. Electric cars are a good alternative and most ideal if they are charged with a renewable source. The Hydrogen engine is one of the best motor technologies developed, given that hydrogen is the most abundant element on Earth. These engines’ only emission is water, which is much more healthier compared to carbon dioxide from fossil fuels.
Though the health of the environment is an overwhelming problem, it can be remedied. The planet cannot heal overnight, but there are steps a single person can take to better and preserve the Earth. Proper insulation in the home is not only important for the health of its residences, but allows for less energy to be used towards heating and air conditioning. The car a person chooses to buy can also have a big impact. Even if one cannot afford an electric car, a car with good gas mileage will save money and reduce the pollutants (carbon dioxide) released into the air. Clean household products can also help a person to live a green life. Many cleaning products contain toxins such as bleach, ammonia, and aerosols. Even beauty products can contain harmful toxins that, once washed down the drain, can harm the environment. Buying more natural products can reduce the number of toxins a person spreads.
Saving the environment is a hard, long process to think about, put one person can make a difference. It only takes one person to start a revival. If the right steps are taken, revival of the planet can happen.