How Science Can Cause and Solve Environmental Problems

Give a brief description of an oil spill and how it can be cleaned up using science.

Oil spills happen usually because someone spilled oil from the oil tankers and the oil will go into the ocean. It is a release of liquid petroleum into the environment and it’s a form of pollution caused by humans. The ecosystem beside it will often be affected by oil spills. It can be cleaned up by using different methods. The method I researched is using oil skimmers. Oil skimmers is a machine where the machine extracts oil from the water. This method can be very efficient and can save money from wastewater treatments.

Is science good for humanity? Do the benefits of scientific discovery outweigh the problems it causes?

Yes, science is good for humanity because it helps us to improve our world and solve problems. Science can help us improve our technology and it makes our world more convenient. For example, we as humans, we need improvements on certain branches such as transportation. With science, we developed trains, cars, planes, boats, etc. With these, we can travel easier and we won’t need to take months to be at a destination. No, I don’t think the benefits of science discovery outweigh the problems because even we develop a new type of technology or discovery something, there will be an automatic problem that will appear. For example, if we developed planes, we will need to consider the problem of letting a lot of pollution in our world. Although we solved a problem, there are still questions or problems we need to solve after that. That’s why I think benefits do not outweigh problems.

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