Pollution

By: EJ Dzialo and Tyler Woodward

Thesis Statement

Pollution is a serious global concern that our world needs to prevent.

Importance

Pollution is important because because air pollution can damage trees, crops, other plants, lakes, and animals. In addition to damaging the natural environment, air pollution also damages buildings, monuments, and statues.

Statistics

  1. More than 1 billion people worldwide don’t have access to safe drinking water

  2. 5000 people die every day as a result of drinking unclean water.

  3. People who live in high-density air pollution area, have 20% higher risk of dying from lung cancer, than people living in less polluted areas

  4. Every year around one trillion gallons of untreated sewage and industrial waste is dumped in the U.S water.

  5. Pollution kills more than 1 million seabirds and 100 million mammals every year.
  6. 14 billion pounds of garbage are dumped into the ocean every year. Most of it is plastic.
  7. Approximately 40% of the lakes in America are too polluted for fishing, aquatic life, or swimming.
  8. While children make up 10% of the world’s population, over 40% of the global burden of disease falls on them. More than 3 million children under age five die annually from environmental factors.
  9. Pollution is one of the biggest global killers, affecting over 100 million people. That’s comparable to global diseases like malaria and HIV.
  10. Americans make up an estimated 5% of the world’s population. However, the US produces an estimated 30% of the world’s waste and uses 25% of the world’s resources.

What can we do about this issue?

What people around the world can do is pick up all the trash around parks, cities, even the ocean, if there's a piece of trash floating in the water or wherever, pick it up and dispose of it properly. Also if you you stuff on the beach pick it up so people and animals don't step, especially if it's glass, if you drop a glass bottle and it smashes and there's glass all over place pick it up because if someone or something steps on it, one, they will bleed a lot even an animal, and two, it will hurt badly and no one wants that to happen.

Conclusion

So, if people just like us stop polluting the world and effecting all the animals even sometimes people and try to clean up the environment and all the trash around it and dispose of it properly, then the world and everything around it will a lot more cleaner and healthier for animals to live in and they won't go extinct because sometimes animals like fish and other mammals that live in the sea will die because of all the pollution and all the chemicals that are in the water that the fish and sea animals breath in.