During school, we 've always been taught a little about pollution, how to recycle and even practiced a few things that will help improve this issue. This has been an ongoing issue for years and it can make some feel like what 's the use of trying to make a change now. Don 't get me wrong, things have been done, but more could be done as well. I myself could make a few changes too. If we really researched the damage that these things are doing to our precious earth we would want to do more. People would be surprised at the number of cans and bottles we waste everyday. "Plastic water bottles, one after another ---- 80 million of them get tossed every day" stated Mckibben. Many businesses that support recycling now have separate bins with labels such as plastic, paper, or cans. Although these bins are available, we still find those who still throw those items in the trash. If people took reducing the amount of waste we produce as serious as they take shopping and games we would have definitely seen more improvement since this essay was written in 2009. It 's never too late to make a change. “We may have waited too long—we may have wasted on last good chance. It’s possible the planet will keep warming and the economy keep sinking no matter what. But perhaps not – and we seem ready to shoot for something noble their than the hyper-consumerism that’s wasted so much of the last few decades” stated Mckibben. It 's never too late to take care of our earth so that our
In addition many believe that it helps our economy but it actually takes up more money that we can be using for something else that is also important. Over the decades we are fooled into believing that there’s been a big change ever since the issue was addressed and many of us started doing something about it but to this day pollution is still a huge problem all over the world. There is so much to improve on whether it’s on saving more money, less contamination, recycling outside of home and going out to public places to make our environment cleaner, etc. We need to do much more than just depending on recycling when we want to in order to make this environment better. There is so much more to it than recycling and if we did something else, then there would be hope for bigger and better changes but it’s all a matter of coming together with many individuals to make and see the
Due to the negative effects caused from plastic it will always play a role in our environment. One hundred different chemicals have been created after the 1950s to the current day. Something people do not realize is that throwing a plastic wrapper on the ground will end up in a birds stomach, burning plastic in a fire will end up in the air we breathe, and recycling plastic will end up back in our homes. The author states, “I don’t even shop anymore. Anything I need will just float
There’s a vast amount of issues going on in the state of Texas and no one seems to make an innovation. One of the biggest issue in the state of Texas is pollution in our cities. Based on my outside knowledge, no person seems to bother to make a change in our ecosystem. People seem to care less on how our environment’s health is and focus more in themselves, which is causing a more serious problem. Maybe not in that same time, but thorough the years, it’ll not just cause an issue in our environment, but also among ourselves. As an example, air pollution has been one of the main issues we face and choose to not attend.
When you think of the beach what do you think of? Would you say something along the lines of beautiful blue water, smooth white sand, graceful fish, a breathtaking experience, and much much more? But what if that wasn 't the case. What if all those magnificent things were false due to the reality of oil spills , dying fish, dirty water, and plastic in our oceans. These things really are happening in the world, its called ocean pollution. Because of this marine life is constantly dying, innocent fish are mistaking plastic for food and becoming sick, and eventually all that plastic will kill everything beautiful in the ocean . Ocean pollution does not only kill marine life, but it is also is killing birds and coral reefs. Would you like
It is not uncommon to hear about pollution today in America? When we watch our television there are always broadcast about oil spills and poor air quality, and how their are communities suffering from these pollutants. It is easy to watch the screen and think,” Wow! I am so glad we are not in that situation”. But the truth is contrary to this statement, there are harmful toxins being released into everyone’s community that often go unnoticed by residents in the area.It was quite shocking to discover the pollutants that were being released into Sumner County. What pollutants are being released into the community? Who is responsible for the pollutants being released? What effects do these pollutants have on our quality of life? In this assignment
Everyday people buy plastic things from the cafeteria, from plastic containers, lids on cups, and things as small as straws, and like 50% of plastic used it will be thrown away after one use. However, do you ever stop and think, what happens to the plastic? If you’re thinking that it just magically goes away you 're wrong. It will most likely end up in a landfill somewhere or in the ocean, and as you may think that your actions do not impact the world, think again. Everyone in the world has at least used one piece of plastic, adding to the problem of plastic pollution and helping certifying the terrifying statisticc that acooording to the 2018 Earth day video, “by 2050 there will more plastic in the ocean than fish”, which almost is impossible to think of. However, if we
The amount of plastic products that ended up in the ocean as of 2015 are quite high. How high you may ask yourself? No not 1 million but 9 million tons of plastic waste laid in the ocean as of 2015. Who could be responsible for most of this plastic in the ocean? Surprisingly its china, they are responsible for 2.4 million tons per year. That 's 30 percent of the global total. The top countries most responsible for the plastic pollution issue are as following, China, The Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Egypt, Malaysia, Nigeria, and Bangladesh.What are we gonna do about it? Switch bag materials or don 't even provide bags just make the people bring their own bags and then they can continue to reuse them and then we won 't have the issue of plastic ending up in the ocean. Innocent animals we haven 't even discovered yet are dying because people can 't walk 10 feet to a trash can. If you could save your mothers life by walking a couple yards to the nearest trash can would you? Of course you would! Dumping plastics into our oceans is a huge problem for our environment and the people that live in it.
In “Is Fish Farming Safe?” Terry McCarthy states that the current way of fish farming is ruining our water and eco systems by dumping waste. Elizabeth Kolber essay “The Acid Sea” discusses about the carbon dioxide we are pumping into our oceans, and Susan Casey “Our Oceans Are Turning into Plastics… are you?” focuses on how we are dumping plastics and garbage into our oceans. While despite these author’s talking about different topic they all agree about future ramifications of having wastes in our oceans and waters.
In my area there has an escalated amount of pollution. The amount of pollution has affected the protected wildlife areas and parks. Polluted rivers are killing the wildlife, and animals are in danger because of the heavy amounts of pollution. A lot of people aren 't properly recycling their waste and that affects the environment, and the wildlife living in it, greatly. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has been trying to raise awareness around pollution since 1967. Their goal is to find effective, science-based solutions to the pollution that is destroying the Chesapeake Bay.
There are other ways also that affects the ocean through global warming. Plenty of things that are happening to the ocean are associated to global warming. One important thing is warm water which is caused from global warming and it is harming and killing algae in the
About 71 percent of our planet Earth is covered by water, and the majority comes from the oceans (about 96.5 percent of all Earth’s water). It remains as the most expansive, diverse, and mysterious places on planet Earth. But it is being threatened by the pollution by people and nature itself. By polluting the habitat of marine organism will indirectly affect the ecosystem of the marine life. Marine life is dying and as the result the oceanic ecosystem is threatened.
Although civilization has allowed people to place themselves in a different category than nature, humans are a part of the natural world. With this power also comes the responsibility to act in ways that don’t harm other forms of life. In Silent Spring, Rachel Carson brings to light the harmful effects of DDT and pesticide usage. At the time, common citizens weren’t concerned about the environment, and accepted pesticide use as a method to eradicate insect problems. However, by focusing on these single issues, people were missing the larger picture. Not only were pesticides killing the intended targets, but they also killed other forms of life as well. Similar to the main idea of “Thinking Like a Mountain,” people missed the larger consequences of their actions. By focusing on only human desires in regards to the environment, the needs of all other life on Earth is neglected. Even when humans are taken into account first, some of these decisions can actually cause more harm than good. Destroying the Earth is simultaneously destroying humans, because they depend on the environment for survival. Eradicating one species of insects, for example, can have serious unintended effects. These pesticides can kill of pollinating insects as well, which in turn reduces crop outputs. All living things in the natural world depend on one another, just as people depend on one another in human environments. It is the responsibility of all people to protect this delicate
When companies catch fish in the ocean they can’t tell which ones have been polluted and which ones haven’t. They look the same. When we eat marine animals that contain plastic, we in turn now have plastic in ourselves. The plastic will slowly kill us, just like it does with marine animals. Also, the ocean filters the air we breathe, and like said before, supplies 80% of the oxygen we breathe. Pollution causes the ocean not to function properly and oxygen levels can and will diminish. The ocean is also home to medicines that treat heart disease, cancer, and more. The plants or animals that give us these medicines are endangered as long as marine pollution exists. The remedies can be lost causing more people to die because of the lost medicines. Without our oceans technologies and other necessities will simplify and go back to the way they were centuries
Attention-getter: How many of you been around people who are smoking in public places? Probably, most of us have at least noticed people smoking in CMU campus even it is a non-smoking campus. Secondhand smoke is really harmful to anyone who inhales it in. As smokefree.gov stated, the smoke “contains over 7,000 harmful chemicals, at least 250 of which are known to damage… [ones] health.” Also, the secondhand smoke “can… stay in the air for several hours after somebody smokes.” Therefore, it is harmful to secondhand smoke.