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Since the early ages, we as a species have evolved and developed for ourselves a better-conditioned environment. But as humans and as the inhabitants of the earth, we have done more damage than good. For long, we have led animals to extinction, environment to pollution and the total overall life on earth to a near (possibly inevitable) death.
Several such incidents, that often make us realise how careless we are, and our advanced technologies have helped us document them in the most fearsome ways.
Conditions continuing for almost 5 days.
Safe levels of certain particles (toxic) are 25 micrograms per cubic meter (WHO), but they have soared to 700-900 micrograms per cubic meter.
China has been using coal-based energy generation to meet its 60% of demands, add to it vehicles and what not and this is what you get.
Although rain has helped in several areas later controlled by fire fighters.
Pollutants Standards Index (PSI) readings of around 300 is considered hazardous. This Crisis in Indonesia took it to a record 2000 points.
Which is extremely high. For a better understanding, more than half a million had respiratory infections and 19 even died. Visibility was reduced to less than 30 meters.
Stating that the total loss of virgin forest lands is estimated to be 4.2 million acres. Many endangered species and millions of other animals are directly under threat.
Mercury, Arsenic, Lead, and other heavy metals have been released in Rio Doce in the form of toxic mud from a nearby iron ore mine, due to negligence.
3.2 million people will be affected directly, leave alone the flora and fauna along the riverside for decades.
Prolonging the effects to a century, disrupting food chain and life. And the effects will be felt throughout the world as the nomadic creatures that visit those waters will smuggle the toxins along. So share, maybe something could be done to prevent our lives.