Pollution is Destroying Our Planet Essay

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The Earth is a beautiful place to live in, it’s amazing how many things we take for granted. When you can’t be bothered leaving your bed, you don’t think about the experiences you can have in this world. You don’t take notice of the true beauty it brings, instead you overlook it and all you see is cold mornings and school. But what if one day you wake up and it’s all gone? Then you would have wished you appreciated it more. You never realise how much you take for granted until you’ve lost it. Pollution is destroying our planet, through our air, water and land. When will you realise how much your planet does for you? Above all, air pollution is threatening all life on earth. Most of air pollution we cause results from the burning of…show more content…
Waterways are in serious danger of environmental catastrophe as a result of industrial waste and domestic rubbish. Everything living thing depends on water for life. Pollution affects marine life and freshwater animals. Factories built on the banks of estuaries have been found dumping residue and waste in waterways. Poisons and other toxins have leaked into the banks destroying species of native and endangered flora and causing outbreaks of disease within these plants. Similar to this has been the impact on the habitats of waterborne creatures interrupting delicate ecosystems and leading to the starvation and death of fish species. The flow on the effect of diseased estuaries can be found in oceans where the food sources of large fish species are being depleted. The impact of waste is compounded by the dumping of domestic rubbish. Plastic bags, aluminium, tin and other rubbish that is an eyesore, becomes an ideal breeding ground for dangerous bacteria that can cause disease. Did you know there is such thing as a pacific garbage patch? In late 1997 there was a discovery of a new continent that exists between the Hawaiian Islands and the coast of California. This continent which is approximately two times the size of Texas is not one that is comprised by land. Disturbingly it is a result of an estimated 3.5 million tons of floating plastic garbage that continuously circles in
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