Today’s post is going to be explaining what pollution actually is, I will begin be defining the concept – it is effectively the introduction of various contaminants into the natural environment that causes damaging change to anything residing there. It’s a fairly diverse statement that covers a range of different concepts, however pollution can be in the form of energy pollution – such a light, heat or even noise – yes, noise pollution is a real issue in some situations. However the major risk that pollution is caused by is chemical pollution – in the form of pollutants. Various different types of chemical pollutants exist and some are certainly more damaging than others, these are not found in nature but when they are it can cause considerable damage to animals, people and anything in the local area.
I don’t actually believe that there is enough said about pollution in schools, in the press, in general conversations between people all across the world – it is a monumentally sized issue and is going to be the fundamental cause of our eventual eradication if we do not take action. Many people class themselves as advocates of pollution management, however very few people actually take any form of action against it. It’s a difficult subject to breach in many cases, I understand that, however – it’s something that needs tackling and it would be great to see more people taking action to tackle the world’s greatest issue to date.
I really do think that until something catastrophic happens, we are going to see more and more species becoming extinct and eventually it will be too late to save them, it is currently unknown the effects that pollution will have in the future. What we do know is that we are seeing higher and higher levels and it is expected that in the next 10 years we will see twice as much pollution seeping into our local environments than we have seen in 2016. This is a shocking statistic but it is very real and we are failing to act.
The governments around the world have been meeting repeatedly in order to make a plan to tackle pollution but due to the stubbornness of certain nations, there has been little progress. In an idealistic world we would set a maximum limit across each country and also take additional steps to prevent this problem from getting worse, as it currently is in almost every single country on the planet. How many animals will die and how many ecosystems will become toxic before people realise the adverse affects that pollution is causing not only humans, but every single type of living organism on our lovely Earth.