“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.

NASA's Terra Satellite Image of Gulf Oil Spill on May 17, 2010

– 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!

Richard@TheBPlot.com

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