A journal entry on 5 different issues all to do with pollution/animal endangerment recieved 89% in May 10th/2005

Essay by sssorenJunior High, 8th gradeA, June 2005

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In Prehistory the discovery of fire first started pollution. The burning of natural and manmade materials is killing our planet, we should find an unlimited and non-pollutant resource to fuel our cars and heat our homes. Hydrogen is a good alternative to gasoline because it is non-pollutant and a bountiful resource. The polluting of the oceans are killing fish and mammals alike, when the seaweed is exposed to the oil it immediately absorbs it. Seaweed is the main food of numerous sea creatures including the sea otter, an endangered species. The endangerment of animals should also be stopped for example The Javan rhinoceros was once widespread throughout the Oriental Realm from Bengal eastward to include Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and southwards to the Malay Peninsula and the islands of Sumatra and Java. Now the main surviving population is on the Ujung Kulon Peninsula, which forms the westernmost peninsula of the island of Java.

Now only an estimated 54-60 animals live in the area. These creatures have been hunted for the large tusk protruding from its snout also the habitat of the Rhinoceros sondaicus has been almost 100% destroyed by industrial means. The thinning of the ozone layer is no light topic the amounts of ultra-violet rays entering our atmosphere are shocking. UVA/UVB rays can cause Melanoma (Skin Cancer) possibly leading to death furthermore sunburns can be quite painful and irritating. The long term effects of the melting ice caps could be devastating for mankind. If the icecaps completely melt the earth will be almost covered in water. The icecaps are many people primary source of drinking water and supply Dasani, Drinka, Evian and all the other water bottling companies with clean pure water. This water if mixed with the ocean would be undrinkable due to the amount of salt...



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