Topics: Global warming, Ocean, Carbon dioxide Pages: 3 (933 words) Published: April 22, 2013
For many people, pollution isn’t a big deal. People drive their cars and don’t think about the toxic pollution being released into the air and what that pollution does to the atmosphere. They throw soda cans and other garbage out of their car windows not caring about what affects it has on wild life. They also dump toxic chemicals into the ground and water not caring about killing any wild life or plant life. Most people either don’t realize or don’t care that their actions have serious consequences to the environment around them. Pollution is killing the world.

One of the most polluted areas on earth is the ocean. Did you know that 80% of the oceans pollution comes from land? One of the biggest pollution problems in the ocean is oil spills. Oil spills cause a lot of damage to the ocean environment, but surprisingly, it is only responsible for about twelve percent of the oil that is entering the ocean each year. “According to a study by the National Research Council, 36% of oil comes down drains and rivers as waste and runoffs from cities and industries” That’s ridiculous! (Waterpollutionfacts)

I think it sad that almost every marine organism, whether it’s the smallest plankton to a large polar bear, is contaminated with man-mad chemicals. These chemical, such as pesticides form farms, are extremely harmful to every living organism in the ocean. Did you know that for a very long time, the ocean was a convenient place for mankind to dump waste generated on land? They would dump anything and everything, from radio active waste to chemical weapons and just simply garbage. Even though

Dumping harmful waste into the ocean was banned a long time ago; the marine life still suffers from mankind’s selfish acts.
Because there is so much pollution in the ocean, the marine life is more contaminated with pollution then the environment in which they live. Organisms absorb toxic chemicals and then these same organisms are eaten by small fish or...
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