We know about CO2 emissions, but we're blind to the problem. Not anymore! This camera calls out emissions EVERYWHERE that are driving climate disaster. Now that we can actually see the problem, will we finally see real change ? The effect is startling - far more pollution rising into the air than we ever actually see from vehicle tailpipes and factory smokestacks. Greenhouse gases , which include carbon dioxide, methane and other gases, cannot be seen because their molecules are shaped so as to allow the hot light from the sun to pass through - like the clear glass of a greenhouse, while trapping the heat. And when that sunlight warms the ground, its energy converts to heat that radiates back toward space also in the form of light, but in a different wavelength called infrared. But because of the particular shape of greenhouse gas molecules, the heat from the space-bound infrared light remains trapped inside the earth's atmosphere. That's global warming. Credit: WASTE ED
Poverty deprives people of adequate education, health care and of life's most basic necessities- safe living conditions (including clean air and clean drinking water) and an adequate food supply. The developed (industrialized) countries today account for roughly 20 percent of the world's population but control about 80 percent of the world's wealth.
Poverty and pollution seem to operate in a vicious cycle that, so far, has been hard to break. Even in the developed nations, the gap between the rich and the poor is evident in their respective social and environmental conditions.