- The Government
- United States of America
The world is coming to an end, and it’s our fault. The world, and its people, is to blame for the self-destruction we are causing for ourselves.
We all know its true, and we all know that it won’t be long until the damage we are causing can not be fixed. The Earth's ozone layer protects all life from the sun's harmful radiation, but human activities have damaged this shield. Less protection from ultraviolet light will, over time, lead to higher skin cancer, cataract rates and crop damage. This problem will destroy food, plants, and even its inhabitance. The destruction of the ozone will lead to many environmental problems; such as heating up the ocean, causing more hurricanes/tsunamis, melting the Polar Regions, bringing huge floods and mudslides at coastlines.
Skin cancer, optical sensitivity, and other human being issues will escalade and be the reason for many unfortunate deaths. For over 50 years, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) were thought of as miracle substances. They are stable, nonflammable, low in toxicity, and inexpensive to produce. Over time, CFCs found uses as refrigerants, solvents, foam blowing agents, and in other smaller applications. Other chlorine-containing compounds include methyl chloroform, a solvent, and carbon tetrachloride, an industrial chemical.
Halons, extremely effective fire extinguishing agents, and methyl bromide, an effective produce and soil fumigant, contain bromine. All of these compounds have atmospheric lifetimes long enough to allow them to be transported by winds into the stratosphere. Because they release chlorine or bromine when they break down, they damage the protective ozone layer. The ozone layer is a vital part of our world, without it, we will not survive. The earth has taken such good care of us in the early years, now it’s our turn to take care of the earth.
We must act today before it’s too late. We want the government to invest more in the production and use of ozone-safe materials, such as; Hydrogen, Ethanol (corn-based power), Solar, Wind, and countless other materials.
We, the undersigned, agree that it’s time to act, today, while we still can.
The Earth's ozone layer protects all forms of life from the sun's destructive energy, but human behavior has broken this shelter. A smaller amount of natural defense from ultraviolet light will lead to elevated amounts of skin cancer, cataract rates and crop damage. The ozone layer is a vital part of our world, without it, we will not survive.
The earth has taken such good care of us in the early years, now it’s our turn to take care of the earth. We must act today before it’s too late.
We want the government to provide more funds in less harmful, or virtually harmless, materials like; Hydrogen, Ethanol (corn-based power), Solar, Wind, and immeasurable added resources. We also want the government to abolish the use of Ozone harming power sources like Gasoline, Coal, ect.
The Stop the Use/Production of Ozone Harming Power Sources petition to The Government was written by Kale Ray and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.