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and aerosol sprays continue as staples of everyday life for humans, and many of thoseproducts contain toxicants and carcinogens that cause harmful effects (Carslaw, 2006).The use of a shampoo, cleaning agent, and draining fluid most likely ends with theproduct escaping through the plumbing system and polluting the water systems.Everyday humans expose themselves to large levels of nitrogen, phosphorus, andammonia stemming from use of cleaning products and other products in the home or atwork (Carslaw, 2006). Many people often fail to sort out waste properly, causing harmfulmaterials to end up in the local landfill site. Once at the landfill, the buildup of municipalwaste will become a toxic sludge leachate, which can seep into the surrounding soil andgroundwater, polluting the local environment (Gentil, 2011).The increased pollution and deforestation has led to massive changes to the globalclimate. In the US for example, the North East region has experienced extreme coldweather, while the South West region experiences extreme hot temperatures and droughts.If deforestation continues and pollution is not correctly managed, then we will continueto see drastic temperature fluctuations, along with potential shortages to food and water.Future Climate Change: 50 Years Down the RoadI believe that in the future, the amount and variety of resources will lookdrastically different compared to those available today. Fossil fuels will be the firstresource to disappear, and I predict that no fossil fuels will remain 50 years from now.4
Future Climate ChangesEven with greener vehicles and efficient technology, carbon emissions remain high due tothe constant reliance on fossil fuels for energy within the transportation, industrial, andresidential sectors. Once all fossil fuels have been exhausted, one of two events willoccur: Humans will find a suitable replacement and wisely utilize this energy source toensure sustainability, or humans will exploit the energy source in a similar fashion tofossil fuels and the cycle will repeat itself. Not to be pessimistic, but based on pastbehavior I believe humans will continue to exploit resources in an unsustainable matter,so long as the economy is put before the environment.