Water For Life

How Oil Ruins the Environment?

Water For Life

Water is an abundant resource on Earth and all living creatures, including humans depend on it for survival. A large percent of Earth is made up of water. Saltwater has too much salt in it for people to drink. Drinking too much of it can be harmful or even deadly. Most of Earth is saltwater. Freshwater makes up a near two percent of of water on Earth. Of that two percent most of the water is frozen in remote locations. Freshwater is mostly used to grow food to feed the world’s population. Smaller amounts are used for household and industrial purposes. As Earth population rises the demand for freshwater also rises. A higher population means more food, water, and basic necessities are needed for survival. Earth does not have an unlimited supply of freshwater. Many of our water sources are drying up for overuse. Also, people are wasting water do to leaky faucets, etc. Our water sources are being polluted by human waste and harmful chemicals. In some places around the world especially third-world countries, this pollution is so severe that it can cause death. By burning fossil fuels it has a major affect on the environment. The chemicals that are released into the atmosphere can lead to global warming. This can cause severe weather events such as flooding, drought, and large storms. In certain places global warming is causing drought which is resulting in large loss of animal and human life. Countries are beginning to fight over water rights. Water is the driving force behind all modes of life. Without it, life would cease to exist.

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And the oil spill turns the water colors and then the oil gets up on land and stays on the sand and land plus nests with eggs.

Problem/Causes

Oils are very toxic and they are caused by oil leaks or explosion this is mainly in the Gulf of Mexico. Oil well or rigs. can explode and ignite and then animals can be killed. No animal can keep there normal body temperature because of oil, which is called hypothermia. Without certain thing like trees or other plant land can disappear and then they don't know how to get it back without paying to fix it. It kills little animals like snails, crabs, or bugs maybe they also suffer. This causes people to not go to the beach and they have to recover it .
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This shows that waste, oil spills, and pollution in gallons is crazy, NASA considers that this was one of the biggest oil spills.

Effects/Impacts

Some animals, plus people suffer with a lot of effects. There is damage to natural resources and land loss. There are many different types of oils like heavy and light oil. Touching oils are harmful to humans the fumes are bad to be around too. They also have different types of oil which are heavy oils and light oils. With the light oils things act differently to than the heavy oils. Oil make everything look gross and unappealing to look at and somethings die like fish, snails, or maybe get animals sick.

Solutions

You always have to fix what you mess up including oil spills. You can always clean-up and then pay to restore land or any plants that died plus anything else. If you don't clean it up as fast as possible more animals will get sick or die and there will be problems in the future. It could put people in industries around that area to lose they jobs or have a struggling business like fish markets. Plus reef in the ocean die just as the plants on land die too and they are a beautiful part of the ocean. There are a lot more reasons oils spills are bad and that is why they have to clean it up.
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Animals can’t keep their normal body temperature when covered with oil so then a lot animals end up dying.