Sunday, February 19, 2012

A short speech on Environmental Pollution

Environmental pollution is one of the biggest problems the world faces today. It is an issue that troubles us economically, physically and everyday of our lives. The contamination of the environment is also being linked to some of the diseases that are around currently. Yet, most people do not know about this problem. This shows that environmental pollution is becoming an increasingly worse problem that needs to be taken care of as soon as possible, not only for the good of the environment but also for the people that live in it. Many factors are present for why environmental pollution has become such a large issue in the world. However, if the people of the world were to address the issue it would definitely help both the environment and it’s people. There are many activities that can be done by both the common citizen to the governments of the world, which could severally improve the world’s environmental problem. On the other hand, if the current way the world’s environmental problem is being handled continues, catastrophic consequences can follow for the future population.

Addressing environmental pollution in the world will not only do good for the environment but also for the people that live in it. One of the biggest challenges of today’s world is the decrease in jobs. However, by trying to solve the problem of environmental pollution one would be creating more jobs. “For example, it takes an average of 116 people to run a coal fired plant, which obviously produce a great deal of pollution”(Renner). On the other hand, it would take 248 workers to run a solar thermal facility or 542 on a wind farm. Both of these solutions to the world’s energy problem not only produce energy, but also do it by methods which do not pollute the environment when compared to a coal-fired plan. They also in turn produce up to 4 times as many jobs for anyone looking for a job. By helping the environment in this way, one is not only helping the environment but, also himself. As pollution has increased so has the damage it can cause. This is shown by acid rain which is a product of pollution. Acid rain is powerful enough to cause corrosive damage to buildings, statues, and other structures. Since the damage must be repaired taxpayer’s money must be spent to repair the damage. This leads to billions of dollars of taxpayer’s money being spent to repair the statues, buildings, and monuments damaged by acid rain, which could have been spent on schools and other things in the community. This is how bad the issue of environmental pollution has gotten, a point where the people are loosing there hard earned money to pollution people create. But one of the more obvious and best reasons for trying to help solve the world’s pollution problem is for promoting better health for humans. With all of the pollution that exist the health of humans slowly decrease as seen by many people throughout the world developing respiratory problem such as asthma and possibly even the new disease SARS. With pollution being a probable cause for such diseases and ailments it can clearly be seen how serious environmental polution is. All these are very significant reasons for concern in the area of environmental pollution. Yet, it can easily be solved with the help of a few considerate people who want to help the environment and themselves in the process. However there are some activities that can be done everyday which not only help the environment and if done by a multitude of people can severally help the environment.

But, in two extreme cases further pollution of the environment can go as far as to cause an ice age or even the complete melting of the polar ice caps, which would flood many coastal areas around the world. Both of these instances will have apocalyptic consequences if they were to happen, but scientist have reason to believe that both are possible if pollution continues to grow and does not receive any attention.

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