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How much time do you spend staring at your phone screen? Researchers found out that the average teenager checks their phone 85 times a day. Many people don’t even realize what is going on around their community because they are too busy staring at a phone screen, they don’t appreciate what mother earth gives them. Most people would agree that they should do something to make the world that they live in a better place for other generations.
Pollution is one of the biggest environmental problem going on today. This problem is not only here in the united states but is also all over the world. Pollution creates global warming and it not only affects people it affects animals as well. People leave their garbage in the beach and that garbage goes into our oceans and the animals that live on the water mistake it for food. There are many reasons on how pollution can affect us. If we don’t do something to stop pollution future generations will die and that will be the last of us and all living organisms on earth. We will go extinct just like the dinosaurs did millions of years ago.
There’s many types of pollution for example water, air, light, soil, thermal, radioactive, and noise pollution. The two main ones are water and air pollution.
In the middle of the ocean there is debris. Debris are little parts of plastic that are located in the ocean. People can also get sick from drinking polluted water. The diseases that someone can get if they drink polluted water are Hepatitis, malaria, earaches and many other. If fish are dying because of pollution then they won’t have time to reproduce and then all the fish are going to be gone forever. A large number of marine species is known to be harmed and/or killed by plastic debris, which could jeopardize their survival, especially since many are already endangered by other forms of anthropogenic activities.’ They say that ”You are what you eat”. If people eat fish or other animals that live in the water and those fish are eating plastic because they are leaving trash on beach and from there it goes to the ocean. If this process continues then humans will eventually die from eating animals that don’t eat a what they should. An animal has a life cycle. The bigger animals always eat the smallest ones and that’s what most people call a healthy diet for animals because they have been doing this since the dinosaurs were here or even before that.
Factories play an important role in pollution because those are the ones that emit a lot of pollution in the air. Pollution doesn’t not only affect us it also affects the most vulnerable people for example children and older people. There is a lot of diseases that can affect older people and children. One of them is respiratory problems and asthma. It can cause your lungs to malfunction and also cause cancer. Factories don’t care about the environment the only thing they care about is money. If they cared about the environment they would have done something to stop pollution from increasing. In the movie the Lorax you have the main character that created scarfs out of the trees that they grew up and he basically destroyed the environment that every single of the animals had to move somewhere else. He was so greedy that he cared more about the money that about his new friends.
Pollution also creates one of the major problems in the world which is Global warming. Global warming is affecting the polar bears because it makes the ice melt and the polar bears need to be on the ice and on the water. Global warming creates severe weather all over the world this affects us because we are not used to living in all the types of weather. ’Higher temperatures are worsening many types of disasters, including storms, heat waves, floods, and droughts. Chicago will not be the number one at death rates increasing because of violence now it will be because of pollution. ’Today’s scientists point to climate change as “the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.” It’s a threat that impacts all of us ”especially children, the elderly, low-income communities, and minorities ”and in a variety of direct and indirect ways. As temperatures spike, so does the incidence of illness, emergency room visits, and death. ’We won’t be the only ones that could die all the other animals are in danger of extinction.’ As humans, we face a host of challenges, but we’re certainly not the only ones catching heat. As land and sea undergo rapid changes, the animals that inhabit them are doomed to disappear if they don’t adapt quickly enough.’
At the start of the movie the Lorax by Dr.Seuss the environment was very beautiful and was full of trees and animals. It was a place for animals and people to live, but then the Once-ler destroyed the environment that the animals lived in by making a factory for the the needs his new invention. The Once-ler called his family so they can help him make more of the thneeds and that’s when the problem started. The environment that the movie starts in was something dreamy and a wonderful place to live but the Once-ler made a factory to make his business grow. Pollution not only affects the water everyone drink but it also affects the air. People have to do something about it before it’s too late. Sometimes people have to care about it to make a change in this world. In the Lorax humans destroyed the environment that all the animals lived in. This is a really important lesson because if people don’t learn from this movie then they could end up like the once-ler with nothing.
Additionally, the once-ler’s family helped him make his new invention destroying once again the environment that the lorax and the animals lived in. The trees were gone and there was no more oxygen so all the animals left to find a new place to live. Humans and animals need oxygen, water and food in order to survive. Don’t do anything about the deforestation that occurs in real life in some parts of the world then the people and other living things will be the ones that have problems with breathing. Breathing can be a good thing but when you breathe polluted air it can also turn into other diseases if the planet is polluted and with no more trees to help us absorb all of the carbon dioxide that all the factories create.
Moreover, nothing is worst than losing everything you have like your food, the place you live in, sometimes your family, and things like that but the worst part about losing all this is that you will have to find a new place to live. The factory not only destroyed the oxygen that the trees gave them but it also destroyed the food that the animals need to survive. This lesson is very important to learn because all living things are not design to drink polluted water or breathe polluted air.
In Conclusion, people should’t be like the greedy once-ler that only cared about making money. The lorax warned the Once-ler but he didn’t listen. What the Once-ler did was horrible because it destroyed the food, the oxygen and most importantly the place that all this animals had to live. If people from all over the world don’t start to act now and try to change the world with something as little as cleaning the garbage that is on the lakes and beaches, then they are going to end up like the once-ler, all alone but with a lot of money. For some people money is everything but it wasn’t enough for the once-ler to stop and think of the damage he was causing to the animals and the environment. If he would have use some of his money to help build more trees thing would have been a lot better. Factories are destroying the air that all of the people breathe they can at least put some money and to restore the damage they are causing. Everyone needs to help in rebuilding the world, so the world can be a lot better for future generations.