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Automobiles all around the world everyday, and their exhaust
destroys our air everyday. Our environment is a major aspect of our life
today. Many of us don’t take our Earth seriously and think that as long as
pollution doesn’t hurt them they can go ahead and throw garbage on the
ground or spill oil down the drain. Well to many people have that theory and
they are killing off our Earth and also physically harming themselves from
the air they breath and the water they swim in. Our Earth is fragile like a
human and people don't know. There are many different types of
environmental pollution (e.g. Water, air, atmosphere.)
Scientists believe that all cities with populations exceeding 50,000
have some degree of air pollution. Burning garbage in open dumps causes
air pollution, and also it smells pretty bad. Air pollution comes from many
different sources. One of the major sources is carbon monoxide which manly
comes from automobiles, but also burning of fossil fuels, CFCs etc. Air
pollution does not leave the Earth it all gets trapped up in the atmosphere.
This doesn't bother most people, and they think that it will not harm
them. People burn down forests and people burn fossil fuels, and CFCs from
aerosols. Every bit of this harms our atmosphere. Factories and
transportation depend on huge amounts of fuel billions of tons of coal
and oil are consumed around the world every year. When these fuels burn
they introduce smoke and other, less visible, by-products into the
atmosphere. Although wind and rain occasionally wash away the smoke
given off by power plants and automobiles, the cumulative effect of air
pollution poses a grave threat to humans and the environment. A big
example of smog is LA you can see the smog just hovering above the city. I
don't think any human alive should be subject to that kind of environment.
Scientist have discovered that over the South Pole the ozone has a high level
of ozone depletion. Air pollution causes global warming which scientist
believe is making the Earth warmer and melting ice up in the South and
North Pole. The country Holland has had water from the ocean got too high
for them and flooded into towns. Holland spent millions of dollars to put up
“dikes” which are big barriers in the water to prevent their town to be
completely submerged. With the ocean getting deeper coastal cites all
around the world could flood, billions of dollars would be spent to try to
prevent it, but in a while it could not be stopped. Instead of waiting and
having to spend all this money why don't we put it together today and try
different ways of preventing air pollution, it would be much easier than all
the trouble of stopping flooding.
Water pollution is another major aspect of environmental pollution.
Water pollution is scary because over 75% of our Earth is covered by the
ocean. Water pollution comes from many different sources around the
world. One major pollutant that destroys the ocean is oil spills. The oil from
an oil spill kills hundreds of sea animals from fish, to whales, to birds. over a
million tons of oil has been spilled into the ocean, and we are not able to
clean all the oil out. Most of the oil stays on the surface so when fish come
up to the surface they get the oil on their body, and it gets into their body
and gills. Birds land on the water to catch fish or take a break when the oil
gets on their feathers and they are to weighted down to fly off, they later get
to tired and just die from either poisoning from the oil or their body just not
being able to take it.
Another way our ocean is polluted is also from humans. We litter the
ocean with garbage from boats and we pour oil down the storm drains. All
the garbage is spread throughout the ocean and it poisons animals or fish,
and birds get caught up in it. When those little plastic rings that hold soda
cans together get into the water birds get them caught in their throats, fish
get caught in them. There are many different
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Environmental toxicology, Pollution, Air pollution, Water pollution, Smog, Oil spill, Fossil fuel, Outline of environmentalism, Marine pollution
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