“Each year 250,000,000 pounds of trash are littered in the U.S.”(“Eye-Opening Statistics”). That is a lot of trash that is in the oceans, streets, and in the wild. This is one of the many reasons why everyone needs to stop littering. “100,000 sea mammals, sea turtles , and
As the rate of plastic production exceeds the rate we get rid of it; it will soon overtake our oceans. In 2010 alone, it was estimated that over 300 million tons of new plastics were produced around the world, (QTD. By UC Davis USA on YouTube). Many oceans from North America and Japan are being polluted by our carelessness and are causing our marine life to suffer. Marine mammals such as seals are being found entangled in plastic fishnets and several drown.
FAO reported that 2008 was the second largest crop in history. That same year, according to Action International, five million children died of hunger. It has been shown that the planet can produce food for a population more significant than the current one. However, 1.02 billion people suffer from famine (1 in 6.5), and 100 million more joined last years. The poor are not responsible for hungry lives, without water and electricity.
Another thing that effects the blue crab 's ecosystem is its environmental threats. To begin, one of the environmental threats that blue crabs face is pollution. In the text, it states, “Approximately 6.4 million tons of plastic and other debris enter the oceans each year. And every year., more than 1 million marine animals die from eating or getting caught in this debris,” (Dignan 13). This shows that an environmental threat that blue crabs face is pollution because if about 1 million animals are dying each year because of pollution, we have a serious problem.
McKibben writes, “More than 46,000 pieces of plastic debris float on each square mile of ocean.”(334). The decline in the water quality of our oceans is a real epidemic. According to EcoWatch, about one million seabirds and one hundred thousand marine mammals die every year from the plastic debris floating in our oceans. Also, EcoWatch states that “In the Los Angeles area alone, 10 metric tons of plastic fragments—like grocery bags, straws and soda bottles—are carried into the Pacific Ocean every
1,400 square kilometres of cultivated and grazing land was lost, leaving 113,000 small farming households with nothing to economically support them. 20,000 missing cattle were reported, with many feared to have drowned or contracted disease leading to their death and to the loss of their owners. The initial damage was estimated at $500 million which was 12.5% of the country’s GDP in
About 80% of New Orleans was under water during Hurricane Katrina. They estimate there was $81 million dollars in property damages as a result of the hurricane in Louisiana and Mississippi, and over $150 billion dollars in the total economic impact. This was the most costly hurricane ever in U.S. history. One of the most recent hurricanes was Hurricane Matthew. Hurricane Matthew killed over 46 people in the United States, along with over 1,000 in Haiti.
According to Stat News, there are 100 deaths a day from opioid overdose and drug overdose kills more Americans under the age of 50 than anything else. Deaths by drug overdose is becoming worse at a quick pace. According to the National Center for
Over one thousand otter carcasses were found and an estimated two thousand eight hundred died from the spill. As a direct result of the spill, roughly three hundred harbour seals died. The oil spill later on caused a collapse of the Pacific Herrings’ population because nearly half of their eggs laid in 1989 were exposed to the oil (Liszka 1-30). These deadly outcomes changed their environment
It has also been established that that most people start smoking at the age between 12 and 14, in addition to the fact that 1,200 tobacco smokers die every from smoking (Eaton, 2003). This translates to about 1,4389,00 deaths every year. This is a great number of preventable deaths every year. Despite being of great economic importance, tobacco has brought about much more harm than good. In fact, those who smoke have their life span shortened by about approximately.