Environment Pollution: Effect and Problems
Environmental pollution is currently the biggest challenge facing the world today. The only thing that makes our planet livable out of all those eight planets in the environment. The environment is a very broad term it cannot be explained into one simple sentence. There are many sources of pollution and each one has its own effect on the environment and living organisms. To put it lightly we usually refer air when we talk about environment and how polluted it is being with each passing day. We sometimes forget that behind all these industrial advancements there are natural resources that are being compromised. Pollution occurs when the natural environment cannot destroy an element without creating harm or damage to itself.
We are already seeing its effects in the form of global warming, contaminated seafood, increased cases of lung diseases and more. Ocean and river water is being contaminated killing most of the marine life, smoke emitting from vehicles is making difficult to breath for everyone and garbage thrown out openly conducting land pollution is a serious health threat to every living being. Industrial waste is one of the main causes of water pollution, by creating primary and secondary pollutants including sulfur, lead and mercury, nitrates and phosphates, and oil spills.
The causes of pollution are not just limited to fossil fuels and carbons emissions. Pollution is not only fought for environmental lawyers or NGO’s working for it, but it is also a fight that everyone has to take a part in. We all need greener earth, clean water, and fresh air to live. There are many other types of pollution including chemical pollution into bodies of water and soil through improper disposal practices and agricultural activities, and noise and light pollution created by cities and urbanization as a result of population growth. We need to remember that natural resources are not infinite if we will not start to work on another plan soon we will be left with a destroyed land, no tree, water with a high dose of chemical in it and huge deal of smog in the air.
The effects of pollution can be seen every day, all around you. There are people out there who are making Earth a better place to live and fighting for environmental laws but as long as all the big corporations and research centers will not think about another way the planet and all the species living on it are in danger. Pollution is destroying ecosystems and drinking water, and wreaking havoc on human and environmental health.
We can all make this environment better by even just planting a tree or throwing our garbage in the recyclable dust bin and even stopping someone from throwing garbage on the roads where the public’s health is exposed. It is the responsibility of every living person to protect the environment, and with the population ever increasing, pollution problems are only going to get worse unless we do something about it. It is our planet and it is our job to save it.