Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.
All of our lives are tied in to this planet. Not one of us remembers what it was like before we were born. When it dies, we die too. Now, isn't that enough reason to save it?
We live in a world where unfortunately the distinction between true and false appears to become increasingly blurred by manipulation of facts, by exploitation of uncritical minds, and by the pollution of the language.
Our pursuit of happiness is an addiction to us and a cancer to our planet.
in pursuit of human happiness we have turned this planet into a bonfire and people aren't even happy
And so Mort came at last to the river Ankh, greatest of rivers. Even before it entered the city, it was slow and heavy with the silt of the plains, and by the time it got to The Shades even an agnostic could have walked across it. It was hard to drown in the Ankh, but easy to suffocate.
There has never been a better time in history to be an environmental radiation researcher.
Why should I care if your children die from dirty water; polluted air; CFCs in the environment; plastic in everything that they ingest & breath; radiation from microwave towers, communication networks & mobile phones; radiation from nuclear fallout and artificial microbes bred for specific uses? You don't? Otherwise if you did care, you would actually get off your seats and do something. But you don't. You just sit back and let everything happen because you believe that you can't make a difference, but the truth is; everyone can make a difference if there is enough of us. It's time to put greed aside and start living with the knowledge that you can make a difference.
Water reflectivity is altering with the progress of global pollution.
The environment will continue to deteriorate until pollution practices are abandoned.
Pollution is everywhere, in that ancient Greek sense of miasma: guilt experienced as abject body fluid, moral pollution defining what kinds of beings count in social space.
Sustainability is not just about adopting the latest energy-efficient technologies or turning to renewable sources of power. Sustainability is the responsibility of every individual every day. It is about changing our behaviour and mindset to reduce power and water consumption, thereby helping to control emissions and pollution levels.
Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources.
If we are serious about moving toward energy independence in a cost-effective way, we should invest in solar energy. If we are serious about cutting air and water pollution and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we should invest in solar energy.
The Chinese have figured out that they have a giant environmental problem. Folks in Beijing, some days, literally can't breathe. Over a million Chinese die prematurely every year because of air pollution.
The environmental effects of the automobile are well known: motor vehicles cause, for example, as much as 75 percent of the noise and 80 percent of the air pollution in our cities, and the industry must face mounting pressure from environmentalists.
We want people to tell us the possible steps that can be taken to save ourselves from the harmful effects of air pollution.
Rhode Island works hard to reduce air pollution in our communities. We passed laws to prohibit cars and buses from idling their engines and to retrofit school buses with diesel pollution controls. But there is only so much a single state can do, particularly against out-of-state pollution.
Pollution is a serious one. Water pollution, air pollution, and then solid hazardous waste pollution. And then beyond that, we also have the resources issue. Not just water resources but other natural resources, the mining resources being consumed, and the destruction of our ecosystem.
The Clean Air Act of 1970 was designed to control air pollution on a national level by authorizing the development of comprehensive regulations to limit emissions.