There is a very sad truth floating around the world these days, and that is that our planet, the people on it, and even the animals are living within a polluted world. We constantly see pictures of sea birds covered in oil, fish and turtles trapped within plastic, and plenty of other atrocities that help destroy our planet. Pollution is a serious, and very terrifying, reality that many people seem to ignore on a daily basis. In order to enact some real change, people have to be well informed. Here are ten truly terrifying truths about our world’s population problem.
Every single year, over 14 billion pounds (or 6 billion kilograms) of garbage are thrown into the world’s oceans. The majority of this is highly toxic to marine animals, such as plastics and other wastes.
Their is an entire “continent” made of nothing but trash and plastic floating within the Pacific Ocean. This mass has become known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and some estimate it to be twice the entire size of the United States.