Air Pollution, Mortality Rates, and Disease Exacerbation

Last week, I finished an article regarding the topic “Air Pollution and Mortality Rates,” which stated that “one out of eight deaths can be attributed to air pollution.” (Tarik, 2014) As I finished the topic of assignment, I reminded myself that it was more than just an assignment. It was important to me personally, from experience: past, present, and future experiences that have yet to unfold.
The suffering of humanity, which in my travels – I have seen more than my share of, angers me. I watch people in pain, I have witnessed people die. I have fed the homeless, and I have been homeless. I know what pain is, because I have felt it myself.
The question is, how can we allow pain? Better yet, how can we create it – and do so intentionally? Has our selfishness caused the suffering of others? Do we push others under the water, drown them slowly, just so that we have something to float on – to keep from drowning ourselves? Is humanity truly this inhumane?
Such are the “men” who took the lifeboats from women and children on the Titanic. As Bob Marley said in the song “One Love,” we ask ourselves “is there a place for the hopeless sinner, who has hurt all mankind – just to save his own?”
The main effect of air pollution is not death. There is a greater evil that lurks, beyond the scope of death, of which we are all familiar. It is called “pain and suffering.” Gehenna, Hell, Hades, Purgatory – a place of “fire and brimstone,” which is also known as “acetone and sulfur.” (Bishop, 2013)
Seeding clouds with sulfur dioxide has created hell for humanity. The acetone flares that are used to burn frozen carbon dioxide (dry ice) into the air has caused and exacerbated the cause of many diseases, as acetone acts as a natural virulent for immune-system cessation in certain cases.
The world needs a clean place to live. Why do we make it dirty? We make the bed that we sleep in.
References
Tarik, J. (2014, March 25). 7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2014/air-pollution/en/
Bishop, T. (2013, October 1). Fire and Brimstone: The Microbially Mediated Formation of Elemental Sulfur Nodules from an Isotope and Major Element Study in the Paleo-Dead Sea. PLOS ONE. Retrieved April 21, 2014, from http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0075883