Problems of Our Planet

The rainforests are dying, unusual plant and animal species are becoming extinct, rivers and seas are being polluted, crops are falling to grow, people are dying of hunger and the air is being polluted. It is time we woke up to these problems and started repairing the harm.

One of the main problems is the ruin of the rainforests in South America. They are home of half the world’s species and to millions of people. Moreover, the rainforests fresh the air by absorbing carbon dioxide and give out oxygen. The trees are being cut down for paper or to make room for farm animals. As a result, birds and animals lose their homes and die. This damage is also bringing about changes in the climate, air pollution, flooding, deficiency and famine. If we continue to burn and cut down the rainforests as we are doing at the present, the earth will never be the same once more.

Another great problem is water pollution. Do you like swimming in the sea or drinking a cold glass of water on a hot day? These simple enjoyments may soon become a thing of the past. Factories are polluting our rivers and lakes with hazardous chemicals. Oil tankers are releasing solid, black oil into our oceans. Tons and tons of industrial and home waste are poured into our seas. As a result, sea life is endangered with destruction.

Air pollution is another important matter. The cars and factories in and around cities are giving off risky fumes. In the past few years, more and more people than ever before have developed allergies and inhalation problems. If we do not do something now, our cities will become unfeasible to live in.

Luckily, it is not too late to resolve these problems. We have the time, the money and even the technology to arrange the way for a improved, cleaner and safer future. We can plant trees and adopt animals. We can create parks for endangered species. We know how to put pressure on those in power to take action. Together we can keep our planet. All we need to do is open our eyes and act at once.