Pollution and Climate Change

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.

                Here are some solutions for your neighbourhood that I picked up:

  • 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.

Facts: http://library.thinkquest.org/11353/facts.htm

Youtube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O_ZF0vQ0NE

Some sources I used and did not link them in te blog:

ž  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

ž  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.

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4 Responses to Pollution and Climate Change

  1. avatar Steve says:

    Your post needs a title! I’ve added one for you for the moment, but feel free to change it if you prefer something else…

  2. >>Pollution is when water, air or land becomes very dirty.

    I have to smile at this. 8) Land is already pretty dirty to start off.

    How about something along these lines…
    Pollution is the stuff that we add to water, air, or land that isn’t normally there and is harmful to us.

    Definitions like these are important because they are the foundation on which we create objective data from observation. For example, dumping motor oil down the sewer is pollution, but adding a fertiliser to a garden (in moderation) isn’t. Definitions aren’t the glamorous end of science, but they are critical never the less. 8)

  3. avatar Abayomi says:

    Maybe you should talk about your experience in high school on this topic. Hearing someone’s personal experience can often make a much bigger impact than hearing a bunch of facts. What piece of information from the course struck you the most so far and why? Your blog is very factual, how can you communicate the information in a more engaging way? Which group of people do you think will want to come back to the blog and see what else Brittni wrote?

  4. avatar jp says:

    Hi Brittni,

    You’ve got a good start to a post, and some good feedback from others. Here’s mine.

    Choice of topic:
    – This has potential. The term pollution can refer to so many things and it’s not entirely clear to me how you are relating pollution to the challenge of climate change exactly in your post. I think part of the problem I have with your draft is that you mostly talk about pollution, and do so in very general terms (e.g. “Pollution is a major problem all around the world.”) I suggest you consider a more specific question you want to discuss rather than the very general topic of “pollution and climate change”. For instance, “What are the different effects of various pollutants on climate change?”, or “Has the recent focus on climate change made us forget about air pollution?”, or maybe find a specific type of pollution to narrow in on, as Juliette did in her blog post on the Asian Brown Cloud/Haze.

    Use of resources:
    – You’ve found some good resources so far. Keep at it, and be sure to reference them in your blog post in addition to, or instead of, at the end of your post so that it’s clear which resource the information came from.

    Style / Coherence:
    – You write very sincerely and straightforwardly, and you’ve organized your piece well so that it’s easy to understand.
    – I find that your writing is a little too casual in parts for a blog post (e.g. your first paragraph).

    Understandability / Clarity:
    – As I said above, I think this entire post will read much better once you have a clear and specific topic to discuss.

    Insights / Originality:
    – At the moment this post is more a summary of source material, and you’ve done a good job of stating things concisely even if a little too abstractly at times.

    Good use of blogging features:
    – Okay. Remember to put your links inline in your post, and avoid linking big blocks of text since it’s difficult to read.

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