Antartica Ice Caps Melting
By: Kristin Finley
Water is very important to the world. Humans and animals have to have water to survive. That's why the is so much water on the earth. About 70% of the earth is covered in water. But the majority of water isn't fresh water. The majority of the water on the earth is salt water. salt water you can’t drink. If you were to drink salt water there would be a harmful chemical created in your stomach that could potentially kill you. The chemical is created because there is way too much salt in salt water that your body can handle. Only 2% of all the water in the earth is freshwater. But the majority of fresh water is trapped in glaciers and ice caps. We aren't helping with the problem though because we are polluting the world right now. We are polluting the fresh water by using chemicals and then with rain they go down in the ground and get out without fresh water. Also in poor countries there are people that use their water source as there bathroom. In turn with all this we are polluting our water. This is actually making it worse in parts of the world cause the polluting is causing global warming which in turn causes droughts in part of the world. In some countries water is so scarce that they're going to war over the little bit of water they got. so we need to stop polluting our water sources and be cleaner in the world.