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COM350 Environment

  1. 1. ALARMING FACTS about the environment 12
  2. 2. EVERYDAY in the United States we produce enough trash to equal the weight of the Empire State building Source: Solar EnergyWorld Report
  3. 3. The amount of wood and paper we throw away each year is enough to HEAT 20 50, 000, 000 homes for years Source: @GreenpeaceUK
  4. 4. 40 million acres Each year we lose of our forest through logging & land clearing. Source: Green Biz Check
  5. 5. Rainforests have taken THOUSANDS OF YEARS to form but EVERY SECOND a portion the size of a football field is destroyed. Source: #climatechange
  6. 6. 50-100 of plants become as their habitat and human activities destroy them. species EXTINCT EVERYDAY
  7. 7. 30% of fish stock have already collapsed.
  8. 8. FISHLESS OCEANS could become a real possibility BY 2050
  9. 9. 55 Every year we extract of bio-mass, fossil energy, metal & minerals from the earth. BILLION TONS 10 tons for every person in the world. BILLION TONS Source: The World Counts
  10. 10. In developing countries, 90% 70% of sewage & of industrial waste is discharged into waterways without any treatment at all. Source: Pacific Institute Add text
  11. 11. Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprints more than cars. 28 5 11times more land to produce times more water times more climate- warming emissions Compared to chicken & pork, beef requires Source: The Guardian
  12. 12. Dark Snow is accelerating global glacial melt. (snow covered by layers of fine industrial pollution) Source: The Guardian
  13. 13. News study reveals pollution from Asia makes PACIFIC STORMS STRONGER Source: National Geographic
  14. 14. The responsibility is in our hands.
  15. 15. SOURCES #climatechange #recycle @GreenpeaceUK @wwwfoecouk Energy World Report Pacific Institute The World Counts Green Biz Check The Guardian

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