10 INTERESTING  FACTS ABOUT THE  ENVIRONMENT

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ONLY 3% OF  OUR PLANET'S WATER IS DRINKABLE. 97% OF IT IS SALT WATER.

MORE THAN 700 MILLION PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER AND MORE THAN 2 BILLION HAVE SANITATION PROBLEMS.

2

WE USE 10 BILLION TONS OF WATER WORLDWIDE ON A DAILY BASIS.

3

IN THE LAST 170 YEARS, WE ADDED 2.4 TRILLION TONS OF CARBON DIOXIDE INTO OUR ATMOSPHERE. HALF OF THIS WAS ADDED IN THE LAST 35 TO 50 YEARS.

4

WE HAVE ALREADY DESTROYED 27% OF OUR CORAL REEFS WICH IS HOME TO 25% OF OUR MARINE LIFE.

5

THERE IS A FLOATING ISLAND OF GARBAGE IN THE OCEAN THE SIZE OF INDIA, EUROPE, AND MEXICO COMBINED.

6

PLASTIC WASTES KILL UP TO 100,000 SEA MAMMALS AND COUNTLESS AQUATIC CREATURES EACH YEAR.

7

IN THE LAST 8 MONTHS, MORE THAN 52 BILLION TONS OF RESOURCES WERE EXTRACTED FROM THE EARTH.

8

THE WORLD COULD RUN OUT OF RAIN FORESTS IN 2100.

9

WE ARE USING UP 50% MORE NATURAL RESOURCES THAN THE EARTH CAN PROVIDE. AT OUR CURRENT POPULATION, WE NEED 1.5 EARTHS, WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE.

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