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by Daniel Syengo 3 months ago in Climate
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No Matter How Much We Contaminate the Oceans, the Waters Try to Remove the Pollutants

Photo courtesy: Plastic bottles washed ashore by tides

Human activities have led to immense water pollution and especially in the oceans. When you walk along the beaches, you will see a lot of foreign materials such as plastic bottles, polyethylene bags, pieces of old clothes, and many more washed by the waters to the shores.

If you have been keen, you will realize that the waters have a tendency of washing foreign materials to the shores. I usually consider that as a way of removing unwanted floaters from the waters to keep the waters clean. It is surprising to find that even when marine animals die in the waters, the carcasses are washed away to the shores.

There is a point to note here. The oceans do not want pollutants in them. When we discharge industrial effluents in both soluble and insoluble forms, the oceans tell us that it's a No! It cannot accept such trash. It, therefore, pushes the materials back to the shores as a way of telling humans, "pick your things we don't want them anyway where near our kingdom. However, most chemicals remain in the waters hence killing some marine animals.

Sincerely speaking, human activities have made the environment almost inhabitable even to the people themselves. Chemicals everywhere, and a lot of trash here and there most of which are inorganic. The more we advance in technology, the more we pollute the environment even more.

The time has come to create tougher measures to dispose of our waste. If possible, let us use organic materials as much as possible. We can use organic carrier bags, organic water bottles, reusable, soda bottles, and so on. It is our responsibility to safeguard the beautiful world that God gave us or else we all perish.

Other forms of pollution

Human beings are said to be the most intelligent living creatures on earth. However, the most dangerous and most lethal activities are done by human beings. Look for example the issue of nuclear bombs which some countries are building. The materials used are very dangerous and if dropped on a region, they can bring a devastating effect.

Take for example the Hiroshima a d Nagasaki bombings in Japan in August 1945 during the second world war. So many people were killed by the two atomic bombs whose effects is felt even today. We have hundreds of children born with defects because the bombings brought genetic mutations. We have those born without limbs, others conjoined, among other deformities.

Another issue that is driving the world to a bad direction is the issue of global warming. The world is becoming warmer due to release of the gases into the atmosphere. These form a kind of shield that prevents heat from the earth from disappearing into space. When the earth is overheated, there is immense evaporation which means there is a lot of water vapor condensing in the atmosphere. That leads to heavy downfall leading to floods that damage property while many people lose lives at the same time.

High temperatures result in increased drought conditions in the dry areas due to excess evaporation. By the way, we call this phenomenon a greenhouse effect. That is because the gases create a shield like that of green houses.

Air pollution also destroys the ozone layer that protects us from the ultraviolet radiation from the sun. That leads to increased skin diseases that are lethal to human beings.

When industrial chemicals are released to the environment, they find their way to crops, fruit plants, and animals. Eventually, the chemicals find their way to the human body when we eat plants and animals as food. We also ingest the chemicals directly when we drink water from contaminated water sources.


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