Earth at risk: Pollution. Types of pollution:  Air pollution;  Water pollution;  Noise pollution;  Soil pollution.

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  • Slide 1
  • Earth at risk: Pollution
  • Slide 2
  • Types of pollution: Air pollution; Water pollution; Noise pollution; Soil pollution
  • Slide 3
  • Air pollution: Effects Average IQ down 5 points; 5 million environmentally- caused deaths among children PER YEAR (WHO) and excessive health care costs;
  • Slide 4
  • Air pollution: Effects 50% of all deaths environmental factors; Smog kills more people than do car accidents; Extreme reduction in visibility (dimming)
  • Slide 5
  • Air pollution: Effects Cooking 3 hours per day= smoking 2 packets of cigarettes daily (indoor air pollution)
  • Slide 6
  • And... We are having the Statue of Liberty deteriorating due to acid rains
  • Slide 7
  • Air pollution: What have we done wrong? Big cars (pretty environmentally- hostile, aren't they?)
  • Slide 8
  • Air pollution: What have we done wrong? Hair sprays & deodorants; Paper and battery manufacturing, metal smelting; Underfunding of R&D
  • Slide 9
  • Air pollution:We can still tackle it Stricter regulation; Transition to cleaner burning fuels and renewable sources of energy; Cap & trade system
  • Slide 10
  • Water pollution: effects 90% of rivers and lakes are polluted; Water scarcity violent clashes over water supply; Frequent outbreaks of cholera and typhoid
  • Slide 11
  • Water pollution: Major causes
  • Slide 12
  • Water pollution: what can be done? Better sewage treatment; Beach monitoring programs; Water conservation; Stopping deforestation; Reduction in pollution from oil and petroleum liquids ;

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