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| Last Updated:: 28/12/2016

Why our planet Earth is dying ?

1. One of the biggest global killers is “Pollution” that affects millions of people i.e. global diseases like Malaria and HIV.
2. Due to global warming more than 1 million species have already faced extinction.
3. Thanks to global warming, studies reveal that by the end of the century, around 150000 people will have died of heat related causes.
4. The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has risen by 34% since the 17th century and it continues to rise steadily and alarmingly.
5. Human population on the earth has grown as much in the last 50 years as in the past four million years.
6. At our current population, we need 1.5 earths, because we use 50% more natural resources than the earth can provide.
7. Rainforests have taken thousands of years to form but every second a portion the size of a football field is destroyed.
8. One and a half acres of forest are being cut down every second.
9. We have a garbage island floating in our ocean, mostly comprised of plastics. Thanks to the tremendous amount of reckless waste disposal – the size of India, Europe and Mexico combined!
10. According to USAID, one-third people of the earth will be facing “severe” or “chronic” water shortages by the year 2025.
11. According to the report of World Health Organisation (WHO), 3.2 million children under the age of five in developing nations die each year as a result of unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation. Water pollution has gripped the planet miserably.
12. In India, it has been estimated that 75% of all surface water has been heavily contaminated by human or agricultural waste.
13. It is estimated that approximately 40% of the children living in Africa and India have had their growth stunted due to unclean water and malnutrition.
14. According to a UN study on sanitation, far more people in India have access to a cell phone than to a toilet.
15. Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as millions of sea creatures every year.

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