Edward Humes writes, “A hundred years ago, not a shred of plastic could be found in the ocean because there was no plastic at all (Humes, 136).” In chapter six, “Nerds vs. Nurdles” of the book, Garbology, Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash, Edward Humes asserts that humans are responsible for the plastic and its byproducts that pollute the oceans of the Earth. Informing the readers that the pollution is a serious problem is the first priority because many people are not aware that Nurdles are hidden below the waterline. Humes successfully builds his credibility by establishing the credentials of a prominent researcher, providing accurate information from reliable sources, and influencing readers with emotional appeals.
In the source used, Thomas Hayden’s (2002) article, “Trashing the Oceans”, the ethos argument is persuasive in its wording because of its easy to understand, inviting nature and relatability, while still informing the reader about the disturbing information coming from the accounts of a research vessel that goes by the title Alguita, a vessel that has been studying the oceanic garbage since 1999. This article has already displayed all three arguments of logos, pathos and ethos in just a few paragraphs. The compared article, written by John H. Tibbetts “Managing Marine Plastic Pollution” does not do this.
“Our Oceans Are Turning into Plastic… Are We?” written by Susan Casey makes valid points about humans ruining our land we all call home. Captain Charles Moore traveled the sea more than he traveled on land. Moore had seen the most beautiful sights and the most horrifying sights. On the day August 3, 1997 is when Moore had seen the most devastating sight of plastic. The author had asked, “How did all the plastic end up here? How did the trash tsunami begin?” Awareness must be raised to inform people about the negative effects plastic has on the environment as well as those who live in it.
What is the difference between a mockumentary and documentary? Most people state that mockumentaries are humorous whereas documentaries are more serious. Today I will elaborate on this, addressing how directors use techniques in mockumentaries to parody serious subject matters. In particular, I will analyse ‘Babakiueria’ (1986) by Don Featherstone and ‘The Majestic Plastic Bag’ (2010) by Jeremy Connor.
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
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
In the year 2013, Americans alone produced about 254 million tons of trash. Out of this huge amount of waste only about 34.3% of it was actually recycled, which equals about 87 million tons. The other 167 was used to fill up landfills and there is only so much room on earth left for this garbage to go. There is also the issue of littering that is not accounted for. The total amount of garbage that is dumped into the ocean annually adds up to 9 billion tons. This is ruining the habitats of the marine life and contaminating the water. The fault of this lies on everyone on Earth. 75% of people admitted that they littered in the past 5 years. There is even a garbage island floating in our ocean, mostly comprised of plastics.
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.
The topic of this research paper will cover over Ocean Acidification and the effects on marine ecosystems. Ocean acidification is the decrease in pH levels of the Earth 's oceans, due to overbearing carbon dioxide being brought by the atmosphere. The carbon dioxide is drawn by seawater, where the chemical reactions take place, which minimize the pH levels in the ocean, the carbonate levels and the important calcium carbonate which these sea creatures need. When carbon dioxide disperses in this ocean, it causes the levels of acidity to rise towards the the surface, where most shell growth in marine animals have been stopped and has created the cause of reproductive disorders in multiple fish. Part of the problem with ocean acidification is human activity. Ever since the industrial revolution commenced, around one third of the carbon dioxide released by human interference has been absorbed by the ocean, which is one of the reasons of the drastic change in climate as well. Without the ocean absorbing carbon dioxide, the carbon dioxide n the atmosphere would be drastically higher, with possibly increasing the levels of climate change.The point of the research is to see how will the pH affect the organisms in the marine ecosystem and does carbonation affect an organism’s mass and form. Many organisms that are part of the marine food chain are going to be affected by ocean acidification due the levels of acidity deteriorating the calcium carbonate within the animal. It turns out
Imagine what happens if we keep on polluting our planet? What happens to our future generation? Since plastic takes years to biodegrade, if we keep polluting our environment with plastic, then our future generation will suffer from the environment around them. It also means that plastic and other trash will continue polluting the ocean, which can cause thousands of sea animals to go extinct, providing us with less source of food. Not only sea animals, but animals all over the world might extinct or become endangered because of pollution. If our future generation has less food, people from all over the world will suffer from starvation. They will not only suffer from the lack of food, but also from the disease that pollution causes. Our world will become something so frightening and unsuitable for any living
Before, it was assumed that because the ocean was so big, vast, and deep, that the effects of dumping trash and littering into the sea will only have minimal consequences. But after decades of littering, we have seen the consequences. Oil spills, floating plastic, and toxic wastes
Plastic pollution is one of the types of pollution that effect the marine environment. It is impossible to give an accurate estimation of the amount of plastic that is being polluted into the ocean. However, in 1975 the global fishing fleet alone dumped approximately 135 400 tons of plastic fishing gear and 23 600 tons of synthetic packaging materials
The ocean is nowadays undergoing numerous environmental issues that further lead to marine pollution. Marine pollution is a very serious environmental issue that most of the countries of the world encounter. Aquatic littering is considered as one of the major causes of marine environment. The misleading use of the marine environment is extremely impacting the marine life and ecosystems. Moreover, the total amount of toxins and debris discharged by human beings is incredibly increasing in today 's world. Most of the waste produced on land is either intentionally or unconsciously discharged into the oceans. Marine pollution and aquatic debris can utterly destroy the oceans causing extinction of the marine creatures. Innovative techniques should be implemented in the law to prevent the marine environment from any further damage. In order to improve the marine environment, the government and the Environment Public Authority of Kuwait should take immediate actions that can influence the society and help in minimizing aquatic debris and pollution.
First and foremost, plastics have made a great impact on our lives. Plastic was an innovative material that was invented by Leo Hendrik Baekeland in 1907, who was living in New York state. The word plastic comes from the Greek word πλαστικός (plastikos), which means "capable of being shaped or molded". It was a very big innovation at that time. Did anybody know at that time, a few decades later, the sea would have more pieces of plastic than fishes? That is where the initial problem begins, a few decades later,
BP1: The world's marine habitat has been getting worse because of how bad the pollution has gotten. “ Over 80% of marine pollution comes from land based activities “ (source 5 ). This quote explains how most of the water pollution is caused by human activity. “ Plastic litter does not degrade, can be expected to last in the oceans for hundreds of years “ ( source 6 ). This quote is explaining how the garbage is not going away for a very long time and will continue to pollute the oceans until the litter is gone/