The decision to recall the trailers would be best for the Company and for society as a whole. When adding the pros and cons of doing nothing about this new found manufacturing flaws in the trailers, the cons out weighs the pros. With out a recall the company will see a 12,000,000-dollar increase in insurance premiums alone, with the loss of business and legal fees the business can potentially go under. The effects on society are even greater. With an estimated risk of 22 deaths that has the potential affected hundreds of people in society.
Entering the twenty-first century, six billion people inhabit the earth. A number that is expected to double in a hundred and twenty years, yet only 4% of that world population live in the United States. Even though the United States has only 4% of the population of the world, it still uses 25% of the world’s resources. Coal and oil are a major energy provider around the world, particularly in the US., countries without these abundances have turned to nuclear energy, due to its supreme effectiveness. Nuclear energy produces more energy per unit weight than coal and oil, releases no pollutants into the atmosphere, and is less cancer causing than the burning of coal and oil.
The Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing On the Environment Dependence on foreign oil has long been a concern of Americans. Therefore many arguments have ensued between officials in charge of finding a solution to that dependence. While those arguing had their heads turned, an entity far more menacing than foreign oil began drilling deep into American soil in an effort to gain access to previously unreachable stores of natural gas contained in the shale beds deep within the Earth. That entity is a government sanctioned method called Hydraulic Fracturing or fracking. While fracking does have the power to reduce American dependence on foreign oil, that process leaves the Earth, air, and water contaminated and inhabitable Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking) involves a method of injecting water, sand and chemicals into a drilling site, those chemicals have shown to be hazardous to human health and well- being.
Last month the average gas price was $3.54 per gallon, today gas is averaging at $3.04. Prices have been lower these past couple weeks, but prices are still high especially with how bad our economy is right now. A great way to save money and to help our economy is to go green. One way to do that is to drive hybrid vehicles instead of fossil fueled vehicles. Not only will you be saving money on fuel but you will also be helping our planet.
Recycling Recycling has become a slight dilemma in the world today. Some look at it as a way to save the planet, while others look at it as a waste of time and money. In the United States, the Local and State Governments are more depended on to deal with waste management, including recycling, than the U.S. government. It has been attempted to push legislation through Congress to authorize minimum national recycling rates, however, nothing has come out of the committee hearings. (Moss, Doug.
These things are much needed in our country and it will limit the cost of foreign oil. We should limit our dependence on foreign goods and services and put our people back in the work field. But don’t take my advice; you make your decision, to drill or not to drill? References The Pioneer; (February 26, 2009). Oil drilling in Alaska will help save economy: By Fong, Bryant; Retrieved May 12, 2010 from http://whitmanpioneer.com/opinion/2009/02/26/oil-drilling-in-alaska-will-help-save-economy/ Environment 360; (November 17, 2008).
This is largely due to the fact that the actual process of converting nuclear energy to electricity results in absolutely zero carbon dioxide emissions. Surprisingly, nuclear power plants also emit less radiation than coal-based power plants. Nuclear power plants reduce our dependence on non-renewable fossil fuels (Foreign Oil). While uranium – the chief material used for nuclear energy production – is similarly mined from the ground, the high availability of uranium ore is enough to power the world's electricity needs for an estimated 200 years. Additionally, because energy production is not tied to oil and coal prices, the operation of nuclear power plants is an affordable alternative to traditional energy production.
Solariums should be banned Each year over 1 million people around the world the world use solariums. That estimates about 4000 people per day. Using Solariums results in 1 in 6 people get melanomas. In total 7,215 people get melanomas each year, yet we still allow them to be used. What has to be done before we shut down these horrid creations?
Unfortunately, only 2,400 of the 80,000 water dams in the country are being used to produce electricity. (bionomicfuel.com) The pros to hydropower would be there is little to no carbon dioxide being generated, so there will be no air pollution which could add to global warming. If you construct a dam, it can generate electricity for years or decades to come. Wind turbines can use our wind as a free resource such as solar panels can use these free resources. The cons would be loss of land.
Imagine a world where we have used up all of our nonrenewable resources and no longer have gas to power our cars, no coal to make energy, and no natural gas to power you household items. Well it might not be too hard to imagine, because it is predicted that in less than 75 years we will use up all of our natural gas, oil, and coal deposits. This is just one of many reasons that the government needs to put more funding into green energy. They not only need funding to find new sources of renewable energy but they also need to invest more in products that produce clean energy like solar panels, windmills, and turbines in dams. Climate change has been a center of attention for many years now, however it seems that very few changes have been made to slow or stop it.