Friday, March 30, 2012

Why is pollution issue so important?

Pollution issue is one of the most important environmental, social and health issues in the world. The rapid growth of world population has been closely accompanied by the rapid increase in all form of pollution, especially air and water pollution.

World still lacks global unity needed to solve pollution issue. Some regional successes are overshadowed by ever-increasing levels of pollution in some countries such as China and India.

Pollution issue is important because Earth is still our only home, and pollution is making this planet dirty and unhealthy to live in. Pollution creates many diseases and causes death of many people all across the globe.

Air pollution, for instance, leads to problems with lungs and respiratory diseases, and long-term exposure to air pollution can even lead to cancer. On the other hand water pollution leads to different waterborne diseases such as diarrhea and can also lead to poisoning.

The environmental damage caused by pollution can reach catastrophic proportions and destroy entire ecosystems leading to death of many species and a big biodiversity loss.

Reducing pollution means clean and healthy environment but tackling pollution is anything but easy. Why? Because pollution has many different sources - industry, vehicles and agriculture. There is no doubt that our society needs industry, vehicles and agriculture but our society also needs less pollution which means that world is faced with the really big challenge of how to make these sources less polluting.

 The big level of pollution in many parts of the world is a clear sign that our global society still has a long way to go before grasping the importance of our environment and our planet in general.

We need to take pollution issue seriously because ignorance is certainly not the proper way to go. The stakes are really high and world needs to wake up and start acting right now because environmental issues are constantly growing in both number and size.

Pollution needs to stop!

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