Global Environmental Pollution

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Pollution by Coal Power Plants - Might Triple by 2030


Several reasons can be listed why we need to take action in cleaning up the global environment. One of the most important reason is Air Pollution. WHO states that nearly 12.6 million people die from diseases associated with environmental hazards such as air pollution , water pollution, climate changes etc.

The most basic need for every living thing is the air that we breathe. So causing damage to the quality of air that we breathe is the greatest environmental risk. Air pollution, overwhelmingly resulting from energy production and use, causes heart and lung diseases and cancer, resulting in approximately 6.5 million deaths each year. The energy sources release most harmful air pollutants such as black carbon, nitrous oxide etc. They also release greenhouse gases including methane and carbon di oxide. All these air pollutants together can cause severe climatic changes, which indirectly affects all the environmental conditions on which human lives depends.

Air pollution is the fifth leading cause of death in India after high blood pressure, indoor air pollution, tobacco smoking and poor nutrition, with about 620,000 premature deaths occurring from air pollution-related diseases. Delhi's (Capital of India) air pollution is just an awakening call and this is the right time to respond to the problem or else this situation will prevail all over. Yet another factor to concern about is the victims of air pollution. From small children to people of all age will be affected terribly because of this increased pollutants level in air. So let's not let our kids to pay the price for our mistakes.