Pollution is known as ahazard in our environment that can cause harm to not only us humans but theanimals also living in the environment around the world. It has caused many problemsranging from lung cancer to the greenhouse effect. Currently it is effectingour everyday lives and we need to step up and do something about it because weare the ones mostly causing it.
One of the greatestadversities we face in the world today is pollution. The pollution is from the air,water and soil. The number one pollutants are industry and motor vehicleexhaust fumes.
In addition to this, nitrates, heavy metals and plastic areother toxins that cause pollution. Air pollution is caused by the gases andtoxins that are released by industries and factories. Then, there is water pollution.
Water pollution occurs through oil spills, urban runoff, and acid rain. Soilpollution occurs when industrial waste is added into the soil that takes awayits essential nutrients.Pollution is not always theresult of human action. It can also be the consequence of naturaldisasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes, other severe stormsand earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. These can all cause pollution thatoften results in drinking water supplies being contaminated by sewage andpetrochemical spills from broken tanks from boats, cars or storage tanks.Pollution harms a lot ofspecies and has a huge impact on the environment.
One being environmentdegradation. This occurs when there is an jump in the amount of carbon dioxidein the atmosphere which leads to smog restricting the sunlight causing plants notto grow due to the lack of photosynthesis. Another example, would be the healthof humans. Chest pain, congestion, throat inflammation, cardiovascular disease,respiratory disease.
These some of diseases that can be causes by air pollutionfrom the chemicals and other types of things put in the air. One last example isOzone layer depletion, this stops ultra violet rays from reaching the earth.Lastly would be infertile land. Due to the use of insecticides and pesticides,the soil may become infertile and plants may not be able to grow due to lack ofvital nutrients needed for the plants to thrive.I firmly believe that we cannotstop hurricanes, tornados and any other natural disasters that cause pollution.However, we can find ways to decrease energy. By turning off lights, computersor and electrical things in your house off that are not in use.
We can useenergy efficient light bulbs. There are also other ways but people wouldn’t do them,like using public transportation. Someone like myself would not because I havemy own car and a lot of other people do to so that wouldn’t beuseful. Another way is driving smart, like going the speed limit and conserveyou gas in your car. Lastly a good idea would be planting a garden.
A lot ofpeople have gardens because they like fresh and cleaner food. Protecting the environment requiresparticipation from everyone on earth. We can say all we want that globalwarming isn’t happening yet there are changing that take place every day since we’vebeen young. We need to protect ourselves from pollution because it can harm us tremendously.From killing the environment to the diseased that we can get we need to takecare of the earth better than we do.