2018, Middle School, Art
Pollution, a word that rings terrible and disgusting images in our heads. We hear about it, we know about it, but only few do something about it. In this age, humans mindlessly do things that relentlessly destruct our world and the life inside it. An example of this is the continuous use of large factories, which release huge amounts of pollutants into the air. The illustration depicts skeletons of marine life floating through the smoke from factories. The skeletons represent the many marine animals that are killed due to warming oceans. Pollution increases water temperatures because air pollutants absorb reflected sunlight and solar radiation and trap the heat in the earth’s atmosphere. Ninety-three percent of this heat goes into the oceans. The gradual temperature increase destroys habitats and ocean life, ultimately removing marine life one at a time. The life of the ocean can disappear sooner than we think, for when one element is removed from a food chain, it can affect many more. Imagine a future in which the only place you can see marine life is a museum with the skeletons of the last creatures of the ocean. That would be the only memory future generations would have of ocean life, in contrast to many of our spectacular experiences like whale watching and swimming with dolphins. We need to preserve the beauties of the ocean for our future generations and for the overall wellbeing of our earth.