A glass bottle can take up to 1,000 years to breakdown. This was stated in the article “Plastic Problem.” THis makes me think if there's millions of plastic in the ocean and people are still polluting the ocean then the plastic is probably never going to go away unless we ban plastic. Once people use plastic, it goes into tight spaces or oceans and it is their but you don't see it. The extreme weather conditions make the plastic break down into tiny micro plastic pieces. These microplastics can even be in old closets or drawers.
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
Most of the trash and debris released into the oceans cannot decompose, leaving it floating in the ocean for many years. As the trash degrades, oxygen is used. This decreases the oxygen levels in the ocean, leading to the chances of survival of the coral and marine life to drop (“What Is Ocean”). Studies show that agricultural pesticides are being dumped into the ocean, causing the health of the Great Barrier
In the article, Huge Garbage Patch Found in Atlantic Too, Kara Lavender Law, an oceanographer at the Sea Education Association, went on record and described the situation in the Atlantic. "Many people have heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, but this issue has essentially been ignored in the Atlantic." In the Atlantic, this garbage patch spans roughly the distance from Cuba to Virginia and sits between 22 and 38 degrees north latitude. Same as the Trash in the Pacific Ocean, the trash in the Atlantic can filter for years, causing damage to marine life and the ocean. In the article, more than 7,000 students have gone off many research cruises were they deployed fine-mesh plankton nets to try and catalog the amount of plastic was caught.
Not only is Australia home to the Great Barrier Reef, but it is also the only continent in the world that is its own country. The Great Barrier Reef is the world 's largest coral reef system that stretches 1,250 miles off the Northeast coast of Australia. The coral reef support much of the marine life such as fish, sea turtles, and other marine mammals. In 1981, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, became in charge of the environmental protection of the Great Barrier Reef. Research found that because of the acidity in the ocean, the coral reef is at its slowest growing rate in at least 400 years.
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.
The chemicals are absorbed into the ground and travel into surrounding bodies of water. This makes sense as Cuba’s warm climate is ideal for farming and makes up a large part of its economic well being. Moreover, industrial liquids have recently been reported of being dumped directly into the water. The contamination that occurs due to the nickel industry is one of the most serious contributors of water pollution in Cuba. Roughly about 3 gallons of chemicals from only one of the three nickel factories are dumped into the
As our greed is ceaseless, humans became irresponsible with their own actions, producing excessive amounts of products, in which the majority of them are either thrown into the ocean or placed at the landfills. Hence the term sustainability, recycling and the 3R’s were published, in order to keep the balance.
Steve jobs used perseverance, passion and brilliance to overcome his hard life obstacles. To begin with, Steve jobs used perseverance to create the most valuable corporation in the world. Firstly, he has influenced the world in so many ways with his products. His fans consider him as a 21st century idol. As soon as Steve took building computer classes, in 1976 Steve started making computers to sell and still continued to make more products.
Vaccinations are the future of a disease free world that can easily save millions of lives. By properly educating the public about all of the positive benefits of vaccinations and all the lives that could be saved, we could one day live in a society of no illness like Brave New World. Disease has been around since the beginning of mankind and up until the late 1700’s, there were no cures available for deadly diseases. Early vaccines date back to the 1100’s when variolation was invented to treat smallpox. Variolation is the process of rubbing fluid from scabs on to superficial scratches on the surface of the skin (“Vaccine Timeline.”).