Science & Technology

Science and technology is a double-edged sword. New discoveries lead to new technologies. New technologies lead to either an easier life or an amusing entertainment or both. But, new inventions are not like a fitness program that only has good effect to your body. With high technology comes the bad effect that affects the human race directly and indirectly. You do not need to listen to read a lot of books and science magazines to see that the fast progress of technology is taking its toll and doing some serious damage to mother Earth.

Take for example refrigerators and air conditioners. People had been so dependent on them that they do not see that these appliances were emitting chlorofluorocarbons. Chlorofluorocarbons are the biggest contributor to the destruction of the ozone layer which results to global warming. Cars emit carbon monoxides that add to greenhouse gases. Green house gases acts as insulators that prevent heat from escaping the Earth’s atmosphere.

Global warming has caused the polar ice caps to melt. This melting will cause the ocean water to rise, eventually flooding countries and cities. Global warming has also caused major climate changes that resulted to calamities, taking millions of lives.Trees that were supposed to produce oxygen and sip down floods were cut down to be used as materials for building houses and papers. Forests are destroyed to build cities. Soil is polluted due to chemical fertilizers, insecticides and pesticides. Years from now, the Earth we loved will not be the same as it is today. The technology that was suppose to help us have a better life, had turned into a monster destroying our planet.