Scientific Revolution, Industrial Revolution and Environmentalism
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The Diesel engine is a type of internal combustion engine that was invented by Rudolf Diesel in 1892. He received an official document for the diesel engine and his main focus was to invent an efficient alternative to the gasoline engine patent.
Problems it created:
The exhaust that is released from the engine is made up of pollutants that are very, it has a negative affect on the environment as well as people’s health. One of the main causes is air pollution, which may lead to help issues such as lung cancer.
The Diesel engine has a connection to the Industrial Revolution and Environmentalism. The Industrial Revolution because Rudolf Diesel developed it during that time and Environmentalism because diesel exhaust coming from the engines is an ongoing problem that affects our environment greatly.
The Diesel engine is probably the most common thing used today that negatively impacts the world we live in today. Although there are many alternatives we continue to use the harmful yet most affective one.
The discovery of Malaria was made on the 6th of November 1880. Theman that discovered it was awarded a Nobel Prize, his name was Alphonse Lavern, a French army surgeon. Malaria is a parasitic disease, which is transmitted by the anopheles mosquito. The mosquito infects the host with a one-cell parasite called plasmodium.
Problems it caused:
Malaria hurt the world more than help it and it has caused problems because diseases don’t usually solve anything, It has killed many people all over the world. The infected person may have feverish attacks, influenza-like symptoms, tiredness, diarrhoea or a whole range of other symptoms. Malaria is one of the leading causes of disease and death in the world. It is estimated that there are 300 to 500 million new cases every year, with 1.5 to 2.7 million deaths worldwide and occurs extensively in tropical and subtropical regions.
This disease relates to the scientific revolution and Environmentalism. It relates to scientific revolution because during that time period, science in general was created and so was the cure or the cause of such a disease. Also it relates to Environmentalism because malaria depends on the environment that people live in. Since it happens in poor and still developing countries, that means that things are still hurting people, that could be solved as a community. Such as unclean or sewage water or old/unclean food. Also malaria is caused by mosquitoes if there are many of mosquitoes in the area, then there will be a lot of people that have malaria especially if the mosquito bites are very effective.
Our world is different in many ways because of this. A disease like malaria is contagious and can be passed down from one person to another and soon enough many people will have it. Nothing good comes out of that, and it has changed our world, because even though we found a cure or medicine to help it stop, there still hasn’t been any official treatment.
Two inventors Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell both independently designed devices that could transmit speech faster and
electrically (the telephone).
What it solved
It provided people in the Industrial revolution with a faster way to connect with one another business wise as well as being able to contact people in far areas.
The telephone connects to both the Industrial Revolution and the Scientific Revolution. Industrial revolution so that the people could make orders according to business and receive them as well as the Scientific Revolution because it was invented and enhanced during that time.
The telephone helped our world today for business, communication and made room for more advanced creations such as the cell phone.
It was said that Acid Rain initiated at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Acid rain occurs when polluted gasses become trapped in clouds, mostly when pollutants released from factories react with water in the atmosphere of the Earth, acidifying rain.
Problems it created
Although it begun during the Industrial Revolution, Acid rain can cause buildings, statues and bridges to deteriorate faster than usual. another problem is it harms thousands of lakes, rivers, and streams worldwide. It disrupts lake ecosystems and kill wildlife in affected lakes, rivers and streams. Acid rain also damages soil and the tree roots in it. When soil is acidified, tree roots are damaged, leaving them not able to draw in enough nutrients to support the tree. When acid rain falls on trees, it makes their leaves turn brownish-yellow and the tree can no longer carry out photosynthesis properly. Another problem is it will harm people when they breathe in smog, acid rain in one of its
Acid Rain connects to the Industrial Revolution and Environmentalism. Scientific revolution because acid rain is formed when pollutants are released from factories and mixed with the atmosphere of the earth and Environmentalism because Acid Rain has a very harmful and lasting effect on the environment.
Acid rain still influences our world today and this issue is rising dramatically so is Industrialization which leads to more pollution meaning more acid rain.
Deforestation is the removal of a forest full of trees where the land is subsequently converted to barren land.
Problems it caused:
Deforestation turns fertile land into a deserted barren land, it is an ongoing threat to the environment and damages the ecosystem.
Deforestation connects to the Industrial revolution and Environmentalism. Scientific revolution because during that time they needed space for their new factories so they would cut down trees for space. Environmentalism because it is a threat to our environment
Deforestation has affected our world negatively and positively because it has raised awareness for helping the world as well as contributing to the extinction of animals and desertification.
Due to the poor working and living conditions of the Industrial Revolution, an easily communicable and fatal intestinal disease called Cholera became very common. During the Industrial Revolution, cities were crowded, overpopulated and dirty, which increased the spread of this deadly disease.
What problems it created/solved:
Cholera is an illness caused by a germ invading the bowels. The disease is usually spread by contaminated water supplies. The main symptom is severe diarrhea that leads to fluid depletion and death from dehydration. It has been a killer disease in Asia for over 1,000 years but the first of a series of seven pandemics arrived in Europe in 1817. It was one of the main killers during the Industrial Revolution. This deadly disease was water based and spread through filthy cities with ease, killing thousands. However today, it is easily avoided and cured.
Cholera connects to both the Industrial Revolution and the Scientific Revolution. It connects to the Industrial Revolution because it was very common at the time, and was caused by the lack of sanitation, and the poor working and living conditions. It connects to the Scientific Revolution because at that time many scientists were trying to find cures to decrease the spread.
Although Cholera was a major issue during the Industrial Revolution, it is not considered one nowadays due to the many cures found.
The Steam Engine is one of the most influential inventions in the Industrial Revolution by Thomas Newcomen.
Problems it solved:
The development of the Steam Engine came along with many advantages. Steam became one of the primary sources used in engines. During the Industrial Revolution, all parts of industry were dependent on the steam engine. The steam engine greatly enhanced the movement of people and cargo over land and the advent of the steam engine created the ability to convey people and cargo across bodies of water, as well allowing machines to produce materials faster.
The steam engine is connected to the Scientific Revolution and the Industrial Revolution. It connects to the Scientific Revolution because the whole idea of inventing the steam engine was thought of then and It connects to the Industrial Revolution because the steam engine was perfected and better developed by Thomas Newcomen during the Industrial Revolution and had a great impact on industrialization.
The Steam Engine greatly affected our world today. Since steam power became very common during the Industrial Revolution, more factories spread across the world and more products could be manufactured in a short amount of time. Steam engines are still commonly used today.
The microscope was invented in 1595 in the Netherlands, by Hans Lippershey, there were 2 other scientist that all worked in the same time frame which are Sacharias Jansen, and Hans Jenssen. A microscope is an instrument that produces a clear magnified image of an object viewed through it using a lens.
Problems it solved:
The microscope, was invented towards the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and permitted people in the Scientific Revolution to become familiar with things they could not usually see. With it they discovered many things such as germs, microorganism and small insects that are found on plants.
The invention of the Microscope connects to the Scientific Revolution and the Industrial Revolution. Scientific revolution because that’s is when it was enhanced and the electron microscope was invented and the Industrial Revolution because that was when it was first being tested out.
The microscope affected our world today because it allowed us to view thing we couldn’t see with the naked eye and discover treatment for many diseases etc.