Pollution is known as a
hazard in our environment that can cause harm to not only us humans but the
animals also living in the environment around the world. It has caused many problems
ranging from lung cancer to the greenhouse effect. Currently it is effecting
our everyday lives and we need to step up and do something about it because we
are the ones mostly causing it.
One of the greatest
adversities 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 vehicle
exhaust fumes. In addition to this, nitrates, heavy metals and plastic are
other toxins that cause pollution. Air pollution is caused by the gases and
toxins that are released by industries and factories. Then, there is water pollution.
Water pollution occurs through oil spills, urban runoff, and acid rain. Soil
pollution occurs when industrial waste is added into the soil that takes away
its essential nutrients.
Pollution is not always the
result of human action. It can also be the consequence of natural
disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes, other severe storms
and earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. These can all cause pollution that
often results in drinking water supplies being contaminated by sewage and
petrochemical spills from broken tanks from boats, cars or storage tanks.
Pollution harms a lot of
species and has a huge impact on the environment. One being environment
degradation. This occurs when there is an jump in the amount of carbon dioxide
in the atmosphere which leads to smog restricting the sunlight causing plants not
to grow due to the lack of photosynthesis. Another example, would be the health
of humans. Chest pain, congestion, throat inflammation, cardiovascular disease,
respiratory disease. These some of diseases that can be causes by air pollution
from the chemicals and other types of things put in the air. One last example is
Ozone 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 of
vital nutrients needed for the plants to thrive.
I firmly believe that we cannot
stop hurricanes, tornados and any other natural disasters that cause pollution.
However, we can find ways to decrease energy. By turning off lights, computers
or and electrical things in your house off that are not in use. We can use
energy 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 have
my own car and a lot of other people do to so that wouldn’t be
useful. Another way is driving smart, like going the speed limit and conserve
you gas in your car. Lastly a good idea would be planting a garden. A lot of
people have gardens because they like fresh and cleaner food.
Protecting the environment requires
participation from everyone on earth. We can say all we want that global
warming isn’t happening yet there are changing that take place every day since we’ve
been 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 take
care of the earth better than we do.