ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

Automobiles all around the world everyday, and their exhaust

destroys our air everyday. Our environment is a major aspect of our life

today. Many of us don't take our Earth seriously and think that as long as

pollution doesn't hurt them they can go ahead and throw garbage on the

ground or spill oil down the drain. Well to many people have that theory and

they are killing off our Earth and also physically harming themselves from

the air they breath and the water they swim in. Our Earth is fragile like a

human and people don't know. There are many different types of

environmental pollution (e.g. Water, air, atmosphere.)

Scientists believe that all cities with populations exceeding 50,000

have some degree of air pollution. Burning garbage in open dumps causes

air pollution, and also it smells pretty bad. Air pollution comes from many

different sources. One of the major sources is carbon monoxide which manly

comes from automobiles, but also burning of fossil fuels, CFCs etc. Air

pollution does not leave the Earth it all gets trapped up in the atmosphere.

This doesn't bother most people, and they think that it will not harm

them. People burn down forests and people burn fossil fuels, and CFCs from

aerosols. Every bit of this harms our atmosphere. Factories and

transportation depend on huge amounts of fuel billions of tons of coal

and oil are consumed around the world every year. When these fuels burn

they introduce smoke and other, less visible, by-products into the

atmosphere. Although wind and rain occasionally wash away the smoke

given off by power plants and automobiles, the cumulative effect of air

pollution poses a grave threat to humans and the environment. A big

example of smog is LA you can see the smog just hovering above the city. I

don't think any human alive should be subject to that kind of environment.

Scientist have discovered that over the South Pole the ozone has a high level

of ozone depletion. Air pollution causes global warming which scientist

believe is making the Earth warmer and melting ice up in the South and

North Pole. The country Holland has had water from the ocean got too high

for them and flooded into towns. Holland spent millions of dollars to put up

?dikes? which are big barriers in the water to prevent their town to be

completely submerged. With the ocean getting deeper coastal cites all

around the world could flood, billions of dollars would be spent to try to

prevent it, but in a while it could not be stopped. Instead of waiting and

having to spend all this money why don't we put it together today and try

different ways of preventing air pollution, it would be much easier than all

the trouble of stopping flooding.

Water pollution is another major aspect of environmental pollution.

Water pollution is scary because over 75% of our Earth is covered by the

ocean. Water pollution comes from many different sources around the

world. One major pollutant that destroys the ocean is oil spills. The oil from

an oil spill kills hundreds of sea animals from fish, to whales, to birds. over a

million tons of oil has been spilled into the ocean, and we are not able to

clean all the oil out. Most of the oil stays on the surface so when fish come

up to the surface they get the oil on their body, and it gets into their body

and gills. Birds land on the water to catch fish or take a break when the oil

gets on their feathers and they are to weighted down to fly off, they later get

to tired and just die from either poisoning from the oil or their body just not

being able to take it.

Another way our ocean is polluted is also from humans. We litter the

ocean with garbage from boats and we pour oil down the storm drains. All

the garbage is spread throughout the ocean and it poisons animals or fish,

and birds get caught up in it. When those little plastic rings that hold soda

cans together get into the water birds get them caught in their throats, fish

get caught in them. There are many different things