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Why Care About Pollution?

WHY CARE ABOUT POLLUTION? The U.S. makes up 5% of the world's population, but uses 25% of all global resources. 5% 25% Our nation consumes the most oil in the world (19+ million barrels per day). attffer Last year, 1+ million gallons of oil spilled into the ocean-killing wildlife. +11% Greenhouse gasses cause global warming. Since 1990, greenhouse gas emissions rose 11%. 42% Causes of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. 24.5% Oil Coal Natural gas combustion 21% Other 12.5% Coal plants: the #1 source of carbon dioxide (CO,) emissions. Co, CO2 CO Co, co, Co, CO, CO Each coal plant produces nearly 3.5 million tons of CO, per year. You are 20% more likely to die of lung cancer if you live somewhere with high levels of air pollution. PERCENT OF U.S. ELECTRIC ENERGY CONSUMPTION 27% Natural Gas 39% –°oal 1.2% Oil 67.2% FOSSIL FUELS 32.8% Other Sources 7% People spend about 7% of their annual income on home energy. In 2013, the average residential monthly electric bill was $110.21. $110.21 It's time we use a combination of renewable energy resources to improve the saves money too. Converting to solar reduces the dependence on fossil fuels. Right now, renewable energy Solar power systems create clean, sustainable sources provide 13% of U.S. electricity. energy from the sun. $ Every 3 minutes, There's a 30% Residential Over the course of someone makes the Solar Investment Tax 20 years, a solar switch to solar home can save Credit (it expires on December 31, 2016). power. $20,000 on energy expenses. Let's Make a Difference Together with Solar. Visit today! Sources: E

Why Care About Pollution?

shared by andreafisher007 on Oct 02
Over the years, we've done some real damage to the environment. There have been oil spills, increased carbon dioxide emissions and other factors that will eventually devastate the planet and all the l...


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