The Way to Deal with Environment Pollution

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Environment Pollution has become a major issue during the 20th century as today’s society produces goods which are very harmful to the environment. The Land, water and air are all increasingly affected by a range of pollutants like; noises, heat, smoke, chemicals, manure and radioactive isotopes. Once in the environment, many pollutants are diluted, dispersed or broken down into harmless materials, but other may be concentrated or transformed into more damaging forms. And more importantly , damage caused by pollution may not be covered immediately, because it is not as easy as it seems. “Every year, the burning of fossil fuels releases about 5.6 billion tons of carbon dioxide in the air- an amount that is expected to increase”(Teaser 35). Even though carbon dioxide is a gas that plants survive on, an excess amount proves to be harmful. Carbon dioxide molecules absorb heat energy. The greater the amount of carbon dioxide in the air, the greater amount of heat energy is absorbed, which results in global warming. “In fact, America is the largest carbon dioxide producing nation (Schneider- 33-34).” There are several ways to reduce pollution; however, considering the economic problems America is going through, it’s a difficult issue.

One of the ways to deal with pollution considering the economic problem is to give out marketable pollution permits. Marketable pollution permits are a combination of command and control and market-based technique to the task of restricting pollution emissions. Major polluters can bid for a permit that allows them to generate a fixed amount of pollution. These permits can be resold: The government can systematically decrease the amount of pollution permits available so that total pollution emissions can be controlled. For instance, if the government allows two companies A and B to produce 30 units of pollutants. However, the companies produce 32 units of pollutants and company A finds a way to reduce their pollutants...
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