Facts About Environmental Issues

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Number of plastic bags produced

Worldwide, this year

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TheWorldCounts, 28 April, 2014

Are you hungry for information?

In this information age, more and more people are becoming aware of what’s happening around us. The more we know, the more we wonder and our hunger for information grows. 

The World Counts provides facts about environmental issues. 

Did You Know that..?

  • Every year, an estimated 2.2 billion tons of waste is dumped in our oceans?
  • At the rate we are going, we need 1 and ½ Earths to sustain our lifestyle? By 2030, we will need 2 Earths.
  • The reefs grow at a rate of only 0.3 cm to 10 cm a day? The reefs that you see now have been growing for the last 5,000 to 10,000 years.
  • It took us only 55 years to wipe out 90% of the ocean’s predators causing a disruption of the marine ecosystem?
  • In just one generation, our production of man-made chemicals increased by 40,000% - from 1 million to 400 million tons?
  • In the last 200 years, we have added 2.3 trillion tons of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere? Half of this amount was added in the last 30-35 years.

We hear different stories about what’s going on around us and sometimes it gets confusing. Is global warming real or not? Are we really running out of water? 

The Internet is great, but how do you separate fact from fiction? The World Counts gets its data only from the most reputable sites and from organizations that are actively working on resolving our environmental issues.

We aim to increase awareness by giving real and verifiable facts.

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All of these stories are found here at The World Counts. We will show you the actual numbers and tell you the stories behind them. We hope that when you know, you can help us spread the word and do your share to make this world a better place. That may sound like a cliché, but it’s the truth. You can make a difference.

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US$ income for e-waste worker

So far, this year

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Tons of hazardous waste thrown out

Globally, this year

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Square kilometers of plastic soup

In world's oceans

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