Essay on Animal Extinction And Its Effects On The World

1772 Words Dec 11th, 2015 8 Pages
Many species in the world are endangered and eventually becoming extinct. The main problem that generates extinction is human activity; people cause extinction every day and unknowingly to them, it is killing innocent animals. Due to pollution, natural forces, human interaction, and loss of habitats, animal extinction is a major crisis in the world; people are the only ones that can save the animal population before it is too late.
Pollution is among the most insidious threats to animal extinction. It can be as obvious as sewage and oil spills in water or as invisible as chemicals used every day. Whether the effect is long term or immediate, the results are the same. Water is the source of life. The water in lakes, rivers and oceans is essential to all living things. Pollution contaminates water by coming in contact with sewage, runoff, oil spills, and acid rain. Sewage contains a wide variety of dissolved and suspended impurities that can become very dangerous to animals when it comes in contact with water. Oils spills and runoff leak into the water, and the animals continue to live and thrive in it, while, unknowingly to them they are harming themselves. Acid rain forms when sulfur dioxide and/or nitrogen oxides are put out into the atmosphere. The chemicals get absorbed by water droplets in the clouds and eventually fall to the earth as acid precipitation. Acid rain increases the acidity of the soil which affects plant life. It can also disturb rivers and lakes to a…

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