Water and air pollution are the main types that continuously affect the entire world. There are several ways that the air and water are polluted. The bad news is the we, people, are the main reason and source why our supposed to be clean, fresh air and water are polluted.
There are many people around the globe that has no access to safe water. Because of this fact, the number of people that are dying increases every day. Then there are numerous garbage wastes that are dumped in the ocean each year. Most of these wastes are made of plastics that can result to water pollution. That’s why the sea and marine life is also affected.
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People cannot survive in places where there is a high level of pollution. There is a likely change for them to get sick, such as asthma, diarrhea, lung cancer, and worse death. Most places that are high in pollution are cities where you can find several factories, vehicles, and wastes. Factories and vehicles release harmful gases that pollute the air and affect the ozone layer of the earth.
The ozone layer is the inner earth’s protection. Once it is damaged, the earth can cause climate changes or global warming. Recently, scientists have discovered that the ozone layer is now damaged and the result is that we feel unusual heat during summer and extreme cold or snow during winter. Not only that, some places encounter strong typhoons that damage properties and trees, and even cause death in humans.
Seas, rivers, and lakes are also affected by pollution. If we actually notice many water forms are dirty and polluted. You will find block of wastes from paper to plastics that trap the water to normally flow, and make bad odor that can harm our health and the air.
One example is the Mississippi river that holds a high number of metric tons of nitrogen that pollutes the Mexico Gulf every year. This makes the Mexico gulf a dead zone. There are also other rivers and lakes that are greatly polluted, which make the fish and other water creatures dead. Even lakes are polluted these days, too. In the US, almost 50% are polluted. We will also suffer the consequences with this result as people won’t be able to swim, fish, and eat seafood.
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It is devastating to hear this truth, but, it is not the end of the world. There are several ways to prevent or lessen pollution. It must not be about pointing others to do solution, but must be first expected by our own selves.
One thing you can do is to simply throw wastes properly and separate the biodegradable from the non-biodegradable ones. This helps a lot in eliminating or lowering the amount of waste dumped in your neighborhood.
Another easy thing you can do is to recycle or reuse things that are recyclable. Some stuff, especially made of plastic and glass, do not decay. They can be only reprocessed and reused for other things. You also need to practice recycling things for re-use. Better yet, find a recycling center where you can distribute those things if you have no time or reason to reuse them.
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Water and air are two of the most important elements on earth. Without these, it is impossible to live. No people, animals, and plants can live without them. These are things that make us alive, breathe, and be comfortable. As the assigned keeper of this world, we should be responsible in taking care of our environment. At the end of the day, it us who will gain benefits or suffer from consequences. So, it is better that we do the right things in order to have a much better living.