Science in Environmental Protection
The relationship between science and environmental protection is a complicated one. This post will explore how scientific advancements have helped to make the world cleaner, safer, and more sustainable over time.
Here are some of the advancements that science brought to save the environment:
– The modern environmental movement began in the mid-1900s with a push for conservation.
– Scientists have studied and documented animals, plants, habitats, and other aspects of the environment since ancient times. However, it wasn’t until 1864 when Ernst Haeckel coined the term “ecology” that people started to pay attention to the consequences of their actions.
– Science has made it possible to identify and eliminate pollutants that harm both humans and animals, like mercury poisoning in fish or lead paint exposure in children.
– Cars emit greenhouse gases which help to trap heat inside our atmosphere; these emissions can be mitigated by electric cars if they become widespread enough.
– Scientific studies have shown that global warming is real and has resulted in an increase of dangerous weather, like hurricanes or wildfires.