Impact of Pollution
The environment is a part of our daily lives yet most people do not consider the impact that their actions have on the environment. People interact with and depend on different aspects of the environment from the air to water and land. There are relationships between actions that we make and the environment, the most obvious one being pollution. The lasting influence we have on our surroundings may not be immediately apparent but future generations will have to live with the consequences of each decision which affects our environment. People are not the only ones being affected either as pollution and other human practices have led to disastrous consequences for countless other species. In the past, there have been changes in the world both good and bad, but they have all been natural. This past century has led to man-made practices that destroy the environment faster than ever before. Time used to be able to correct any natural issues that have come up, but humans have made such a huge impact in such a short time that time may not be able to fix our mistakes (Carson 645). The environment is an integral part of our lives and we depend on the resources that they provide so steps must be taken to prevent further damage to it. The land, water, and air are all subjected to pollution from various sources such as pesticides and pollution from cars. While we may need to get rid of certain insects that pose a threat to a part of our lives and we may need cars to get to places it is important to realize the effects of both of them and consider better alternatives. The current environmental problems have mostly been a result of human activities but there is a possibility that we can help the planet if certain changes are quickly made. There are better solutions to our problems that must be considered in order to protect the environment. Pollution is a change in the environment that is brought about by contaminants that we introduce....
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