Why Pollution Is A Major Global Issue
The global issue that I chose to talk about is pollution. Did you know that every year one American produces 3,285 pounds of hazardous waste? When you pollute, you destroy the environment and put harmful substances or products into the environment. You can do this by littering, using cars, burning trash, not recycling things that can be recycled, etc. Pollution is happening all over the world, from the United States to Japan. We can pollute in many different ways, but we have to stop every way! We are all responsible for destroying the environment, yet we will all eventually be affected along with the wildlife that already is. Many people are taking charge and doing what they can to save the environment, and you can to! By carpooling, reducing, reusing, recycling, and being conscious of what you use, you can help the environment. The government is doing a little, too, like picking up recycling and making laws against pollution. The whole world basically knows, but a lot of people are not taking action. I can take action by making posters and hanging them up around my school and hometown to raise awareness. I can also volunteer my time to help pick up waste in my community. What can you do to make a change? By doing small things such as this, you can help save future generations and the world as we know it. Anything you do can make a big difference. Would you rather throw your trash in the garbage, or casue the extiction of an endangered species?