The problems with natural environments started with the carelessness of those who came before
People have cut down trees, polluted rivers, and tainted the air with pollutants and gases.
places, there have been drastic changes in the environment.
Outside of our community, there are many
places in which we witness the destruction of natural habitats. “Such places like the Amazon Forest, the
oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and mangrove swamps in Kenya are vital areas we must protect.
Amazon Forest, trees are being cut down and reducing the forest into a more compact area for the
wildlife and reduces oxygen levels since the forest provides 1/5 of the world’s air supply.”
(Environmental Destruction) The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico happened on April 20, 2010, and
caused thousands of fish to die and other creatures to be covered in the slick oil, preventing them from
performing vital life functions.
Swamps in the country of Kenya are being destroyed by oil dumps and
trash being thrown in.
These swamps are vital in the growth of smaller animals which in turn feed
As more and more natural habitats are destroyed, the environment changes and shifts in
response to the destruction.
All organisms on earth, including humans, are a part of the environment.
Changes to the environment affect humans too, in drastic ways.
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For example, if the environment suddenly changes and a specific species of animals, such as
plankton die off, then the fish eating that plankton will die off from no food, causing us humans to be
affected by lower amounts of fish being caught.
This reduces our food supply, and in some parts of the
world, such as Indonesia, which eats mainly fish would be severely affected for lowered amounts of
Also, Indonesia’s fishing companies will be shut down, affecting their economy as well.
can see, if the environment changes, then ultimately, it affects us.
Some of the environmental groups