Hello, and welcome to Environmental Bad Guys. My name is Tammy and I’m a college student at NAU. I’ve been seeing more and more damage to the environment over the years, and I want to do whatever I can to stop at, or at the very least, slow it down. This blog is about exposing the offenders of the environment, and hopefully it can make a difference in some small way.
As technology keeps advancing, so do the dangers to the environment. For years industrial companies have been polluting and damaging the earth, but they are a necessary evil. People want to live a comfortable life, which means these companies will continue to prosper. In this article the focus is going to be on the countries that rank incredibly high for ecological damage and danger. In other words, the article exposes the worst offenders of environmental damage/danger to ecology.
Starting with Indonesia, this is a country that had more than enough dense forests up till the 1950’s. In the last 60 years the density has decreased by 40 percent, something to be concerned about. In terms of forest lost, the country ranks second on the list. But it also ranks high for CO2 emissions and threatened species.
On the water pollution rank, China is at the top. It’s estimated that about 70 percent of their rivers, lakes and coastal line is polluted in some way or another. The worst part is that the pollution continues on a daily basis.
They also rank first when it comes to marine capture and second for CO2 emissions. When it comes down to it, China is one of the major players regarding pollution and ecological damage. In fact, it ranks third overall.
The United States
As the country that’s renowned for bringing forth world movements, the USA has some way to go when it comes to fighting ecological damage. Overall they rank in second place, but for CO2 emissions and fertilizer use they are at the top. They also rank high for marine capture, in addition to several other harmful activities.
Apparently the United States have no reservation for using very dangerous chemicals to protect food supplies, and these chemicals eventually make their way into the rivers and lakes.
Brazil is the country that ranks at the top of the list for worst offenders of environmental damage. Thanks to all the variables that come into play, including their high rankings for deforestation, threatened species and CO2 emissions, there is no doubt that Brazil proposes the biggest threat to the environment.
But in the end, everyone has their place in the cycle. People in general want to live according to a comfortable lifestyle, and it seems to entail breaking down the natural comforts. Even though big corporations are mostly to blame, it’s the masses who enable them.