Friday, April 3, 2015

C is for Chemicals: A to Z Apocalypses #atozchallenge

If there's one thing Fight Club taught us, well okay, there are several things Fight Club taught us. My point is, Fight Club taught us that chemicals are freaky things. Remember this?

So it shouldn't be any surprise that chemicals could cause an apocalypse. Though I doubt even Tyler Durden had enough gusto to go around kissing every living being and pooring chemicals on them, there are plenty of chemical dramas playing out in the world right now.  

Chemicals enter air as emissions and water as effluent. Industrial and motor vehicle emissions of nitrogen and sulphur oxides cause acid rain, which poisons fish and other aquatic organisms in rivers and lakes and affects the ability of soil to support plants. Carbon dioxide causes the greenhouse effect and climate change. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) cause the destruction of ozone in the stratosphere and create the possibility of serious environmental damage from ultraviolet radiation. Chemical fertilisers and nutrients run-off from farms and gardens cause the build up of toxic algae in rivers, making them uninhabitable to aquatic organisms and unpleasant for humans. Some toxic chemicals find their way from landfill waste sites into our groundwater, rivers and oceans and induce genetic changes that compromise the ability of life to reproduce and survive. (Planet Agenda)

Because that's not terrifying. Also, this:

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And now I won't be having fish for dinner. 
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