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The World’s Environmental Problems In A Nut Shell

By Editor | February 18, 2008

Increasing number of superbugs appearing in the world Superbugs – 25 years ago only about 3 percent of the deadly staph bacteria were antibiotic resistant. Today over 60 percent are resistant to antibiotics.
unclean unsafe drinking water Unclean Water – 1 out of 5 people in the world lacks access to uncontaminated or clean drinking water.
world epidemics Epidemics – Annually there are 300 million cases of malaria and 90 percent of those cases are in Africa.
air pollution Air Pollution – 500,000 people are killed every year in India alone by
2 mile thick toxic cloud that covers the region.
famine and starvation dying children Famine – 12 children die every minute worldwide due to hunger.
dying oceans Dying Oceans – All species of commercially caught fish could decline to less than 10 percent of 1950 levels. This may happen by 2048.
melting ice caps rising sea levels Global Warming – The melting of Greenland’s land-based ice cap into the Atlantic ocean will raise the sea level worldwide by 23 feet, putting many of these coastal cities at risk by the year 2050.

Rising green house gases Green House Gases – 10 tons of carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere each year by the average American. The goods and services the average American consumes are then responsible for 14 tons more, which leads to Global Warming.

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