Rio De Janeiro Water Pollution
By: Mackenzie Unruh
As Earth's population increases the demand for freshwater also increases. More people means more basic goods such as food and other materials. Also, Earth does not have an unlimited supply of water. Many of our water sources are running out. We are also wasting a lot of water because we have inefficient drain systems. Our water sources are also being polluted by human feces and harmful chemicals. In some areas of the world, the pollution is so severe it causes death.
The continued practice of burning fossil fuels is having a harmful effect on the environment. Extreme drought due to climate change is resulting in a large loss of life. An increasing demand for freshwater has lead to conflict between countries.
Water is the foundation of all life. Without it, life as we know it would cease to exist.