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The Advance of Technology and Pollution Here is a quote that I believe tells the entire story of mankinds existence Mans long adventure with knowledge has to a very marked degree been a climb up the heat ladder Today the flames grow hotter in the furnaces The creature that crept furred through the glitter of blue glacial nights lives surrounded by the hiss of steam the roar of engines and the bubbling of vats And he is himself a flame -- a great roaring wasteful furnace devouring irreplaceable substances of the earth --Loren Eiseley anthropologist and essayist 1907-1977 Man the Firemaker As this quote from Loren Eisely suggests the relationship between the advancement of technology and the increase in pollution has gone hand in hand throughout the ages of mankind Humans are very much responsible for their actions and have and will continue to feel the impact of the carelessness that they have shown toward mother earth Studies of temperature records preserved deep in the underground rocks show that the Earth has been gradually warming over at least the last 500 years These studies done by scientists in the US and Canada show that the trend of the increase in climate has increased on an increasing pace during the 20th century which was the warmest of the past five centuries Since 1500 the Earths temperature has increased by about one degree Celsius with eighty percent of that increase during the last century In the northern hemisphere the five-century long change has been 11 degrees with 06 occurring since 1900 There have been numerous extreme changes in the climate throughout the world that have had astonishing effects on the people wildlife and environment Many of these events have led to people having to vastly change their lifestyle or have to move out the area due to the fact that living conditions are unsafe In the summer of 1998 Dallas
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