The Industrial Revolution, which began in the eighteenth century

The Industrial Revolution, which began in the eighteenth century, has had an ongoing influence on society as well as the relationship between humans and their environment. With the onset of industrialization came the drastic increase in urbanization, setting up of factories in places which were once biomes, and the rapid development of land. All this occurred without assessing the long-term impact to the environment. Recognizing the importance of the Industrial Revolution era and the ongoing impact it has had on the environment is essential to learning how to help the environment and correct the damage of that era.

Using the readings for this module, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, complete the following:

  • Identify three of the most environmentally negative      impacts of the Industrial Revolution and justify your choices. For      example, the invention of the automobile revolutionized travel in a positive      manner. However, this invention is causing some of the biggest      environmental problems as a result of the extensive use of oil extracted      from the earth.
  • Examine how these three negative impacts changed the      environment; list the mechanisms through which this happened. For example,      factories caused an increase in pollution through the release of toxic      waste, which led to diminished and lost fish populations in rivers.
  • Explain the effect of the environmental movement on the      process of industrialization in the United States during the 1970s.
  • Identify the laws passed to help ameliorate the      environmental issues in the U.S. or around the world related to these      three impacts. Have any laws been passed since this movement in the 1970s?      If there have been laws implemented, summarize the spirit of the law and      comment on the effectiveness of the law.
  • Based on your research, examine whether the state of      the environment has become worse or has improved as a result of these      laws. If you think conditions have not improved, suggest solutions or      steps that must be done to improve the situation.

Support your statements with appropriate examples and scholarly references. Be sure to include an additional page for references.

Write a 4–5-page paper (of content)in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.