Hi so my topic is going to be about pollution and how it is a major factor in climate change and global warming. I chose this topic because I think it is something that must be addressed and it’s a problem that we could easily overcome if we worked together. Plus I kind of talked about this topic in high school so I remember as few things:).
First of all what is pollution? Pollution is when water, air or land becomes very dirty. Pollution can come in 4 different types effecting different types of areas in the world. Air pollution affects the air, water pollution affects the water and marine life, land pollution affects the land destroying life and the environment and there is also noise pollution that can affect our hearing. Some of the major Causes of the Pollution Crisis are: deforestation, polluted rivers, sound pollution, air pollution, and soil pollution.
We all contribute to pollution in some way or another. Whether it is with a large amount or small amount we canstill cause major damage to our health and the environment. In people pollutants may cause respiratory and other health disorders such as asthma and allergy symptoms furthermore if the pollution is heavy enough, serious health problems, including cancer, can result from the toxins constantly breathed in through the air.
In order for us to solve this issue everybody needs to contribute to prevent pollution. Many small steps can make a big difference. People everywhere on Earth should obey laws, laws that protect their families, their neighbors, their friends. Responsible behavior of all individuals and a group effort can make all the changes we need for a cleaner, pollutant free community.
- Use Environmentally Safe Products
- Recycle Your Used Motor Oil and Filters
- Compost Yard Trimmings
- Report Illegal Dumping
- Pick up After Your Pets
- Dispose of Trash Properly
- Use Water Based Paints.
- Recycle Everything You Can!
- Take Your Residential Special Materials to a City of Los Angeles S.A.F.E. Center
- Don’t Litter!
- Wash Your Car On the Lawn
Pollution is a major problem all around the world. It has adversely affected the lives of millions of people and caused many deaths and health disorders. Pollution is gradually destroying our planet and is gradually killing ourselves too and that is why I feel so strongly about changing pollution because I don’t want to die of such a foolish issue which can so easily be changed.
So I have two links below the first one shows you some facts about pollution. The second one is a youtube video which I think is an effective way to show people about the problem of pollution.
Youtube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O_ZF0vQ0NE
Some sources I used and did not link them in te blog:
Articlebase. (Apr 14, 2006). Health Problems Caused By Air Pollution. Retrieved January 25, 2011, from http://www.articlesbase.com/environment-articles/health-problems-caused-by-air-pollution-22606.html
City of Toronto. (1998-2010). City of Toronto Environment Patrol. Retrieved January 25, 2011, from http://www.toronto.ca/environment/
P.S: I know this isn’t the best blog but I’m definately going to work on it.