This essay takes the view that it is already too late to address the current colossal effects of pollution on environment and the only way to redeem ourselves is to adopt technology as an aide to developing cleaner solutions. Scientists, policymakers, and laypeople are beginning to evaluate and understand the gravity of the situation and interpret data about environmental change in a new light: progressive, incremental degradation of environmental systems is not as tolerable as it once was, and to combat that, small time measures can only achieve so much. Big bold measures are needed to make a difference now. New technology is the medium that will help address the issue of environmental issues from a "prevention" perspective rather than a "solution".
Both developed and developing countries air pollution is a common hazard. While acid rain is more common in developed nations, serious air pollution is more common in the developing nations. Millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide and nitrogen are released into the atmosphere by industry and vehicles. These gases react with rain, mist, snow etc and fall as acid rain, far removed point of origin being transported by winds that blow. Air pollution is considered to be worst in Canada, USA, Central and northern Europe. ...Show more