Environmental Health Hazards and Climate Change Reply Paper
“Environmental health hazards are ubiquitous in communities across the US and place people at risk for disease or injures” (Nies, & McEwen, p. 252, 2016). Review of the environmental protection agency site, I am choosing climate. Many sources of greenhouse emissions trap heat and make the planet warmer. Sources of emissions are transportation, electricity, industry, commercial and residential, and agriculture…in this order. “Human activities are responsible for almost all of the increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere over the last 150 years” (United States Environmental Protection Agency, Jan., 2017). Climate change is always a big political topic. I didn’t know the extreme effects and the correctability available.
Based on the required reading, I have chosen climate for my living area. I could address theses concerns by promoting car pooling and use of mass transportation to cut down on the number of cars generating the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions. Electricity production can be significantly reduced by utilizing solar power. Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity. In reading this week’s assignment, the effects, and realizing something we can do, we are installing solar for my home. Solar energy has many benefits and is a truly renewable energy source. The only one notable disadvantage to solar is the sun does not shine 24/7. I have started telling people what I have learned about solar energy, what we are doing, and encouraging others based on the many benefits of the use of solar energy. Among the many reasons as to why go solar are improving the environment, and cutting energy which is a great home efficiency upgrade!
Nies, M.A., & McEwen, M. (2016). Community/Public health nursing: Promoting the health of populations (6th ed). St. Louis, MO: Saunders/Elsevier
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s My Environment http://www.epa.gov/myenvironment (Links to an external site.)
United States Environmental Protection Agency (Jan., 2017). Sources of greenhouse gas emissions. https://www.epa.gov./ghgemissions/sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions (Links to an external site.)