Pollution in The Bahamas

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Evo Morales stated, “Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans” (Pollution Quotes, 2013). Hence, attention must be provided to this devastating issue. Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that causes adverse changes (Wieman, 2013). There are numerous types of pollution, such as light, air, land, water, noise, thermal and radioactive pollution. In an article, the author highlighted that according to Richard Buckminster Fuller, “Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting, we allow them to disperse because we’ve been ignorant of their value” (Farrell, 1971, p. 52). Pollution is created mostly by human actions, but can also be a result of natural disasters. Pollution can harm the environment of the world and its inhabitants in many ways. Pollution has a detrimental effect on any living organism in an environment, making it virtually impossible to sustain life (Enclyopedia - Pollution, 2008). Pollution is a major problem in The Bahamas, and worldwide. The Bahamas is a beautiful archipelago consisting of seven hundred islands and cays surrounded by water, and is known for its water, sand and sunny climate (Tourism Today, 2011). The Bahamas is a less developed country and has experience the majority of situations, and snags that more developed countries has face, such as pollution. Pollution in The Bahamas is a very important problem for its affects the citizens of The Bahamas, and the Bahamian waters, lands and air quality. The Bahamas has a pollution problem because there are large amount of garbage exposed... ... middle of paper ... ...Today, E. S. (2010). Land Pollution. Retrieved from E School Today: http://eschooltoday.com/pollution/land-pollution/what-is-land-pollution.html Tourism Today. (2011). Retrieved from Tourism Today: http://www.tourismtoday.com/home/ Virgil, K. (2013). Concerns Amid Fresh Oil Spill Off Grand Bahama. Nassau: Tribune242. Walker, J. (2013, September 20). Cruise Ship Bunker Fuel Coming to Your City: Benefits? It's Cheap. Downside? Asthma, Cancer & Heart Disease. Retrieved from Jim Walker's Cruise Law News: http://www.cruiselawnews.com/articles/pollution-1/ What is Air Pollution. (2007). Retrieved from eSchool Today Website: http://eschooltoday.com/pollution/air-pollution/what-is-air-pollution.html Wieman, B. (2013). How Does Pollution Affect All Living Things? Retrieved June 24, 2013, from Home Guides: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/pollution-affect-living-things-79218.html
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