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[Ambassador report] (thematic report) Water pollution

by Fernanda pioli macedo | 13-08-2020 14:57 Comments 5 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



We should pay attention to one huge problem that we are already facing and its consequences on the environment and on us: Water pollution.

It is estimated that around 14 billion tonnes of waste are accumulated in the oceans every year. The phenomenal occurs because seas and oceans receive a multitude of pollutants every day, all over the world, such as domestic and industrial sewage, solid waste, which are carried by rivers that flow into the sea. Those substances produce the appearance of organisms that hinder the development of marine life and also compromise the percentage of food.

 It is estimated that approximately 10% of marine pollution is caused by leaks from cargo ships that extract oil. When oil gets into the ocean, it has consequences of a great ecological imbalance: oil does not allow sunlight to enter the water, damaging the photosynthesis of ocean vegetation, causing an imbalance in the food chain; increase fish mortality; damage to fishing activity, etc. One significant example is the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon platform in the Gulf of Mexico. This explosion was responsible for the greatest environmental disaster caused by oil in the United States. It is estimated that 7 million liters of oil were released into the sea, producing a vast petroleum slick in this environment.

The high level of concentration of substances compromises the production of oxygen and plankton, which are responsible for producing about 40% of our oxygen.
Nowadays, because of the coronavirus pandemic, we should pay attention to the pollution made by gloves, masks, and bottles of hand sanitizer in the oceans around the world. Laurent Lombard of Opération Mer Propre said to 'the Guardian' newspaper that "soon we’ll run the risk of having more masks than jellyfish in the Mediterranean”.


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5 Comments

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings Fernanda
    I hope you are doing well
    Thank you for your report
    Keep writing
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 19-09-2020 11:12

Sang Su Mentor

  • Sang Su Mentor says :
    Hi Fernanda pioli macedo, this is a mentor, Sang Su Lee.

    Water is really important to our lives. It is also imperative to marine animals. It is so sad to hear that human caused pollution is occurring in the ocean. Ocean pollution can lead into human problem because we rely quite much to marine ecosystem. Therefore, humans need to endeavor not to pollute the water!!

    Thank you for writing an article that shows how serious the problem is with using the statistics.

    Green cheers~!
    Posted 28-08-2020 02:07

Taehyun Mentor

  • Taehyun Mentor says :
    Hello Fernanda pioli macedo this is mentor Taehyun!

    I read the article about water pollution well. The high use of sanitary disposable products due to coronavirus is emerging as a major new source of environmental pollution. It's a sad reality. In addition to talking about disposable products, this water pollution is caused by various causes mentioned in the article, and I hope we can solve it wisely.

    Thank you for the report!

    Green cheers!
    Posted 14-08-2020 17:42

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Fernanda

    Greetings and Namaste from Nepal
    Wishing you a safe stay
    Thank you for your report on Water pollution

    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.
    Green Cheers :)

    Best wishes,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 13-08-2020 21:27

Sreelakshmi S

  • Sreelakshmi S says :
    yes, this is true we should try various measures to prevent the pollution that the current pandemic situation could cause.
    Posted 13-08-2020 15:33

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