THE UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
POLLUTION, RESOURCE DEPLETION,
and HABITAT DESTRUCTION: WORLD
Over the last three decades there has been an increasing amount of global concern over the impacts that pollution, resource depletion, and habitat destruction have on our natural world and public health. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about a quarter of the diseases facing mankind today occur due to prolonged exposure to environmental pollution, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) suggests that converting land into housing, agriculture, and roads resulting in massive habitat loss is the main threat to eighty-five percent of all species classified as threatened and endangered, and recent studies based on data from the NASA Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) - satellites have found that there are nineteen areas throughout the world where water resources are quickly dwindling. These are just a few examples of what the consequences of prolonged pollution, resource depletion, and habitat destruction look like. Continue below for more information, resources, and solutions.