Environment

Maria Ryan

PROBLEM:

As both the population and the global need for energy increases, our environment gains more and more hazards. Two main factors that lead to a poor environment are:


1) The atmosphere


Pollution, climate change, and global warming all go hand in hand to affecting the atmosphere. The grossly increased number in automobiles made and used, release of fossil fuels and carbon dioxide into the air, and more reasons, are all causes of poor air quality.


2) Water


Water is polluted way too much. Chemicals are spilled, the water is contaminated, and people drink it. Sickness from water is actually very high, and also contributes to one of the highest death rates-- disease from water.


All over the world these things have happened, are happening now, and will continue to happen in the future. But it is important that the rates of pollution, deforestation, and other things that are harmful to the environment are put to an end.

What can you do to help?

-Carpool

-RECYCLE

-Turn off electronics when you aren't using them

-Hang dry clothes in the warm seasons

-Cut down your shower time, and don't take baths

-Use the cruise control in your vehicle

-Use rechargeable batteries

-Try to use reusable bags when shopping

-Just be more resourceful

3 areas drastically effected by pollution:

Agbobloshie, Ghana

Dzershinsk, Russia

Kalimantan, Indonesia

A quote from Al Gore

"As I have said for many years throughout this land, we're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the future of human civilization. Every bit of that has to change."

Al Gore

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