Most of us know several ways that pollution can effect animal life. We (as a planet full of people) needlessly and carelessly keep killing innocent animals. We're polluting their water sources (and our own, but conveniently enough we clean our water) with trash and debris. We are poisoning their food supply with chemical waste and toxins. Relating to Sonar's last post, there was this rare type of iguana that had two-thirds of it's population wiped out by ONE oil spill!! Just one! The oil contaminated the algae they feed on and their digestive systems couldn't handle it. I think it was by the Galapagos Islands. We also drive animals out of their natural habitat for the purpose of "development" and "expansion". Seriously, do we need ANOTHER McDonald's or Starbucks? I have like 2 within 5 minute drive from my house and they're building another one not far away. It's ridiculous. Then they wonder why they have all these animals in urban areas, maybe it's because those animals aren't invading our areas, we're invading THEIRS!
OH! but the most despicable story I've heard was about gorillas in the Virunga National Wildlife Reserve. They were killed EXECUTION-STYLE by soldiers! Yeah, that's right these gorillas were just living in peace in a national park. This national park happen to be the sight of a three-way war, so one of the sides decided to try to sabotage the other side by killing I think it was 7 gorillas. The national park is their source of revenue with tourists, so these gorillas were accustomed to being around people so they didn't shy away when the soldiers came to kill them. I'll find the link to the story. National Geographic.
So what can WE do to help? We can look at the disturbing picture, we can read the research articles, we can admit there's a problem (unlike most gov't officials!) and face it head on. So that when we're old enough (most of us are young) we can elect people into the government that share our views, so we won't fall for false words, or fake promises of elected officials. We'll know the truth, we'll know the real problem, and we can choose people who are WILLING to make a difference.So for now we keep educating ourselves, keep doing the individual things in our home or school to GO GREEN (or GO RAINBOW!), so we can make a better future for ourselves, our animal friends, our entire planet.
Here are some post topics, comment if you want to discuss any of these, or comment any ideas you might have and I'll try to make posts about them...
- Cars (water powered, air-powered, and solar powered technology)
- Natural Disasters (caused by global warming)
- Tips to GO GREEN in your home at no cost to you or your folks
- Common ways to reuse things
- Effects of pollution on endangered animals
- Current Legislation about Environmental Issues
- What other countries are doing about the Environment
- Alternate Energy Sources ( I know Sonar covered this in his Waves post, but it was really good and I was thinking about breaking it down to individual types)
Or any other ideas... okay I'm done talking now... no WAIT if you're from one of my other blogs, go click follower World Saver thingy PLEASE! BECOME A WORLD SAVER!!!