Pollution Overdose in Dubai

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Pollution Overdose in Dubai
On the outside it is…
But it is really…
By: Ben Palmer, Period 9
Dubai developments
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Dubai has tons of oil making them very rich
Dubai built: Underwater hotel, Ski dome (in desert), world’s tallest building, &
artificial islands
In process: Air- conditioned beach, A city dedicated for sports, Dubailand (theme
park)
24/7 construction is going on in Dubai
Fastest growing city in the world
Each place gets constant irrigation
Growth of Dubai
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Dubai has grown by a million people in about 35 years
Over 13 years (1990-2003) created a whole skyline
Despite this, there is only 1 sewage plant for 2 million people
Over 800 buildings have been built in the past 10 years (over 500 foot buildings)
Breathable air has gone significantly down
Construction Waste
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Plenty of carbon gets emitted from all the construction
Carbon left in the air poisons people and causes some sicknesses
Having to send unlimited oxygen to the underwater hotel cost lots of $ and air
Besides destroying environment, it destroys Dubai’s almost perfect wealth
Artificial islands are also taking land away, and leaving their footprint in that place
Leaves leftover construction metals, woods, and other objects, on beaches
Sewage Waste
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Over 3,000 tanks of waste in Dubai
Waste left on beaches transfers into water
Trucks often drop sewage into storm drains
Kills off all algae=making less breathable air (algae creates oxygen)
So much waste they had to shut down salt removing power plant
Usually take from 12-16 hours for the sewage to get deposited
Water Pollution
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Dubai has the worst water systems in the world
Red tide, and other disease are all over the coast of the Dubai coast
All raw sewage is sent to the Persian gulf making (over 22 mil tons so far)
Undrinkable water, has to be taken from oasis’ and streams
Oil from ships also sometimes leaks into the water
Water processing isn’t perfect, sometimes poisons like E.coli left in water
Light Pollution
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Due to increased buildings and lights in Dubai- there are fewer visible stars
Dubai is one of the most light polluted cities in the world
Dubai’s light pollution travels over many miles
Dubai’s steps to stop it: use less powerful lights or more energy efficient lights
Dubai light pollution still continues to grow
Traffic Pollution
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Traffic emissions are one of the highest causes of traffic pollution
Dubai has one of the highest amounts of traffic in the world
Also has extreme amount of cars per person, more than 600 per 1000 people
Cars have a high amount of gasoline, rather than modern cars
Very little public transportation (per capita)
However, there are plans to change this like no lead gasoline and etc.
New Taxi and Car Plans
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There is hope for car pollution: cars will emit less fuel, from now on in Dubai
All cars 15 years or older will not be registered
All vehicles over 5 years old will not allowed to be fixed if broken
New electric taxis are coming out to weaken noise pollution, only 10 so far
Each car will have two engines instead of one, it will suppress gas emission
Changes speed over time so accelerometer doesn't spurt more gas out more
steady
Air Pollution
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Dubai has the highest ever air pollution rate buildup
Usually caused from hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and oxides
Air pollution is usually made by construction, or taxis
Has not enough attention to pollution, is an unknown pollution place to be talked
about
Pollution grows a thick ozone layer
More than half of the air pollution is from construction
Air Pollution Control
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IRENA= worldwide organization to reuse energy
IRENA is set up in Dubai this year, plans to stop air pollution, and control it
Environmental Protection and Safety Section has been monitoring Dubai’s air
pollution since 1988
EPSS helps spread the word and get people involved in helping Dubai of problem
Dubai Carbon-Neutral Developments
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Only carbon- neutral city so far= MASDAR city (carbon-neutral city= no overall net
release of CO2)
MASDAR CITY also creates power for homes with solar power
Nebula Dubai Building consumes CO2 with plants outside buildings
Has a hotel development powered by water
Masdar City
Nebula Dubai Building
Plans to Stop Pollution
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Dubai plans to have laws to reinforce recycling
Garbage and sewage will be monitored
Old automobiles will be rid of
Slow down growth of city and plan more
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