The demand for reliable transport services across the globe keep on growing on a daily basis. The impacts the modern ways of transport are unfortunately detrimental to the health of the environment. Pollution has become a global disaster. Due to the influx of the fuel combustion engines in the quest to develop fast machines of transport; the health of our environment has been put in to massive jeopardy (Schoeman,, 2015). Atmospheric, land, water and noise pollution have all become real concerns courtesy of the contemporary methods of transport. To meet the enormous demand for transport; monster vessels have been developed to carry up to maximum capacity of load. Flora, fauna and humans have however become victims of the engine error of transport.
The fuel wastes for instance have been established as the most dangerous refuse from the engines of these vessels. Environmentalists’ have expressed their deep concern to the way the wastes products are casually managed (Rodrigue etal, 2016). These locomotives are made up of enormous non-biodegradable and radioactive components that end up in our environs. Such poor handling of waste products has led to harmful mutations affecting aquatic, land and the atmosphere. The developments in transport systems are definitely positive in the contemporary world.
Nonetheless, poor management of these developments has led to congestion in nearly every place across the globe. Because of the incessantly increasing demand of transport services; the atmosphere has become the mass refuse destination of harmful emissions. The modern efficient transport systems are definitely crucial to the economic and infrastructural developments across the globe. Nonetheless the demand pull trend for transport services has unfortunately exposed us to massive risks. The environment is deeply bleeding from the aftermath of exclusive engine era.
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