Air Pollution Is An Ever Growing Plague Essay

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Air pollution is an ever growing plague upon the world. Every day, hundreds of millions of factories continue burning fossil fuels and natural gas, causing this epidemic to only increase as the years go on. Air pollution is a contamination of the air we breathe. Every day, hundreds of millions of factories continue to burn fossil fuels, natural gases, and coal. In turn, these toxic pollutants cause this epidemic to only increase as the years go on. Emissions from factories are a major culprit of air pollution in this day and age. According to Everyday Life, burning of fossil fuels, including oil, coal, and natural gases are to blame. (Cleanerandgreener) Not to mention that burning fossil fuels are the leading cause smog, acid rain, and global warming. Though, we need them to power our homes and vehicles, there are very detrimental repercussions due to these necessities. Smog is a dangerous mix of fog, smoke, ozone, and other air pollutants. Air is normally supposed to get colder as it goes up, but due to greenhouse gases, the warm air traps a layer of cold air near the ground. Therefore, the smog can’t rise. (Woodford 22) Smog is especially prevalent in large cities such as Los Angeles or Washington D.C.. China, one of the most polluted countries in the world, loses up to half a million of its citizens a year; due to complications related to pollution. Heavy blankets of smog linger in their air, making it not only difficult to breathe, but also hard to see. On some days,…

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