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Environmental Pollution |

Environmental pollution is one of the biggest problems the world faces today. It is an issue that troubles us economically, physically and everyday of our lives. The contamination of the environment is also being linked to some of the diseases that are around currently. Yet, most people do not know about this problem. This shows that environmental pollution is becoming an increasingly worse problem that needs to be taken care of as soon as possible, not only for the good of the environment but also for the people that live in it. Many factors are present for why environmental pollution has become such a large issue in the world. However, if the people of the world were to address the issue it would definitely help both the environment and it's people. There are many activities that can be done by both the common citizen to the governments of the world, which could severally improve the world's environmental problem. On the other hand, if the current way the world's environmental problem is being handled continues, catastrophic consequences can follow for the future population. |

Addressing environmental pollution in the world will not only do good for the environment but also for the people that live in it. One of the biggest challenges of today's world is the decrease in jobs. However, by trying to csolve the problem of environmental pollution one would be creating more jobs. "For example, it takes an average of 116 people to run a coal fired plant, which obviously produce a great deal of pollution"(Renner). On the other hand, it would take 248 workers to run a solar thermal facility or 542 on a wind farm. Both of these solutions to the world's energy problem not only produce energy, but also do it by methods which do not pollute the environment when compared to a coal-fired plan. They also in turn produce up to 4 times as many jobs for anyone looking for a job. By helping the environment in this way, one is not only helping the environment but, also himself. As pollution has increased so has the damage it can cause. This is shown by acid rain which is a product of pollution. Acid rain is powerful enough to cause corrosive damage to buildings, statues, and other structures. Since the damage must be repaired taxpayer's money must be spent to repair the damage. This leads to billions of dollars of taxpayer's money being spent to repair the statues, buildings, and monuments damaged by acid rain, which could have been spent on schools and other

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