“VALDEZ OIL SPILL DOESN’T MAKE THE 30 LARGEST”: 4 SHOCKING ENVIRONMENTAL STATS
Four stats about the environment that really give pause…
– The National Academy of Sciences reports, on average there are 27 oil spills every day somewhere in the waters of the world, most are in third-world countries and never attract the attention as the Gulf spill in 2010. Horrifically, the Exxon Valdez spill doesn’t even make the list of the top 30 all-time largest.
– Every year in the U.S. we pave over roughly 1.3 million acres of formerly unpaved land, according to a Carrying Capacity Network conference – that’s almost twice the size of the Hawaiian Islands.
– According to the Children in Nature website, “Children can identify up to 1,000 corporate logos, but fewer than 10 plants or animals native to their backyards.”
– According to the website globalissues.org, it would cost about $13 billion annually to satisfy the world’s basic sanitation and food requirements. As Global Issues points out, that’s roughly equivalent to what Americans and Europeans spend on perfume and cologne annually!