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Facts About Pollution by knewthis.com

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Facts About Pollution There are about 500 million cars on the planet and by 2030 it is expected to double to 1 billion cars.   For every one of the 6 billion people on earth, nearly four tons of carbon dioxide is spewed into the air annually.   Americans consume 22% of the worlds oil, even though they make up just 5% of the world’s population – as a result the past 100 years has seen heat trapping gases increase by 22%.   A plastic milk jug takes 1 million years to decompose.   A plastic cup can take 50 – 80 years to decompose.   In the year AD1 there were about 250million humans on earth. It took 1,650 years for that number to double. Between 1650 and 1930 the human population rose 4 times to 2 billion. By the turn of the century 6 billion on Earth – 3X the population just 70 years earlier.   An estimated 14 billion pounds of trash, much of it plastic is dumped in the world’s oceans every year.   Special fleece-like fabrics used in clothes and blankets ca