Sea Turtles Are Not Only Affected By Pollution

1030 Words Nov 24th, 2015 5 Pages
Sea turtles are not only affected by pollution, but they are also affected by tourist attraction. On September 5 in Costa Rica, a large group of tourists prevented sea turtles from nesting along the coastline. Due to the high volume of tourists on that day, the Ostional Wildlife Refuge was unable to prevent the disturbance from happening. The Tico Times described what happened. “Some tourists touched the turtles, others stood on top of the nests, and parents placed their children on top of the turtles to take photographs” (L. Arias, 2015). It’s ironic to think that the adults were the ones who disrupted the nesting. Adults are supposed to be mature, yet they caused the most damage. Human beings need to learn how to respect animals and their lives. There is already a low population of sea turtles. If disturbances like this keep happening, soon sea turtles will not be around anymore.
Global Warming Leads to Temperature and Weather Changes
Due to our mass pollution to the atmosphere, humans are the main cause of global warming. “Since the beginning of the 1900s, the average surface temperature of Earth has risen by 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit” (Levete, 11). Global warming leads to temperature change. Iceberg and glaciers are melting at a rapid rate. This will cause sea level to rise. The Greenland and Antarctica ice sheets “lost an average of 571 trillion pounds (259 trillion kilograms) of mass every year during the six-year study period, making the oceans rise 0.03 inches (0.7 mm)…
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