Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Main sources of pollution and general health of our planet

Pollution is one of the biggest environmental problems but still many people do not take pollution problem seriously as they should be. Many people still think that we can dump our garbage all over the planet without any consequences which is not true. Since the start of industrial revolution we have been continuously heavily polluting our planet, caring only for economic development, and not caring at all for the health of environment we live in. Such lack of ecological conscience has caused severe pollution across the whole planet. Levels of air, sea, and water pollution are extremely high, and are constantly growing because industry isn’t letting go.

The main sources of pollution are definitely industry and vehicles. Heavy industries based on fossil fuels are especially dangerous for our environment, and if we take a look at China and India for instance we can see that rapid economic development actually has rather high environmental price. Heavy pollution not only makes our environment ugly but is also the source of many respiratory and waterborne diseases across the south-east Asia that are taking many human lives year after year.

The world biggest polluter is China but United States. are not far behind. These two countries release majority of world’s total CO2 emissions into the atmosphere that not only causes pollution but also gives more impact to climate change problem. The main sources of pollution are dirty fuels such as coal that are releasing harmful gases and particles into our air and our atmosphere. Sadly air pollution is only one form of global pollution and there are many other forms of pollution happening on our planet.

Our environment looks so much better without the pollution

People not only care little about the air they breathe but also about water they drink. Water is so precious to our survival and people are still doing so little to protect water resources around the globe. In many parts of the world, especially India and China, water is in some places well below the levels required for safe drinking, with many people dying from different waterborne diseases and lack of basic sanitation.

Our sea is also heavily polluted. Each day we are dumping new garbage into our oceans; luckily oceans are so huge that we are not able to see the actual damage that we are doing to them which is very likely much bigger than we think it is.

Pollution is basically a form of environmental destruction. Harmful gases and particles, different types of garbage and waste that is dumped each day into our environment is destroying inheritance that Mother Nature left us. The only question that remains is how much more of this abuse can our planet take?


  1. If you truly wish to change the way we treat this world, you should look to the correct offenders. For one vehicles and China are not the main sources of pollution. First is industry, the second is agriculture. Agriculture is the second top contributer to pollution because of pesticides and fertilizers that do not filter into the environment. They will spread their effects all over the world through the water ways. So if you want this world to change for the better. Get your facts straight, dont fall into the media trap, do your own research into actual studies, get involved by voting on eco-friendly and feasable bills.

  2. Anonymous...Its a very good article on environment pollution...Ned has discussed some very important facts...I do not see a reason to raise doubts about his research.

    I have been recently reading a lot about air and water pollution articles while researching on topic of my website and I completely agree with Ned that we do seriously need to take the pollution problem seriously....

  3. i think that we do need to take this seriously and i know i am anonymous as well but i think that we need to take action on global warming. it's better to be safe than sorry.

  4. That's for sure. I did a debate last year on this topic and am currently involved in yet another one this year. The first anonymous states that agriculture is the second topmost source of pollution. I was wondering, what type of agriculture? Does anyone know if he meant local, organic, or non local? I am arguing that local food harms the environment but am having trouble finding evidence for my side.

  5. stop pollution lets get greener!