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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

While there are still a lot of questions about anthropogenic global warming, or global warming caused by human activity, there is no question about the damage being done to the environment by human pollution.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The Earth, our home, is beginning to look, more and more, like an immense pile of filth."

HINT: This famous and progressive leader is the 266th to be elected to his position.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Pollution in China alters the weather in the United States. It takes just five days for the jet stream to carry heavy air pollution from China to the U.S. Once in the atmosphere over the U.S., the pollution stops clouds from producing rain and snow--i.e., more pollution equals less precipitation.

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According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 6,400 people die every year in Mexico City and more than 1 million suffer from permanent breathing problems due to air pollution.

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Each person in the U.S. produces about 4 pounds (2 kg) of garbage a day.

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The world's largest CO2 emitter is China. China emits more CO2 than the U.S. and Canada combined, up by 171 percent since 2000.

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The world's largest polluter is the U.S. Department of Defense, producing more hazardous waste than the five largest U.S. chemical companies combined.

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The Mississippi River carries an estimated 1.5 million metric tons of nitrogen pollution into the Gulf of Mexico each year, creating a 'dead zone' in the Gulf each summer about the size of New Jersey.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The Earth, our home, is beginning to look, more and more, like an immense pile of filth."

ANSWER: Pope Francis on the environment, suggesting that a "revolution" is needed to combat climate change.