How Ocean Pollution Affects Humans
We all know how important oceans are for our life. If there were no oceans on our little blue planet, there wouldn’t be us. This is why we should do everything in our power to take care of them and to keep them safe and healthy as long as we can. But sadly, even though we know that we should do it, we usually end up making wrong choice. Instead of taking care of them and ensuring brighter future for us in the process, every day we are making the situation worse and worse. Our oceans are suffering the consequences of our negligence; they are suffering because of our waste and pollution. It is time to start making changes in our lives.
Sadly, a lot of people are not concerned about the conditions of our oceans. That old saying that goes “out of sight, out of mind” applies for most people in this case. As long as they personally do not see the consequences of their actions, they are not aware that they exist. This is why a lot of people are not even aware of how serious the problem of waste in the ocean is. But this problem cannot be ignored anymore. If we do not act in time, ocean pollution can affect humans in a horrible way.
Did you know that 70% of the oxygen we breathe is produced by marine plants? Do you know how we have rewarded those plants? By using our oceans like a dump site and polluting them. Did you know that just in 2010, 215 million metric tons of plastics have found their way into the sea? Luckily, more and more people are choosing to make environmentally savvy decisions in their life. Check out this interesting infographic to discover why you need to join them and start changing the world.