There have been all kinds of wars waged throughout history: wars waged in name of personal vendetta, war over land, war over religions and ideologies, war against rulers (kings not the measuring rulers), war against racism and sexism, and etc... A report from 1999 Statewatch stated that the currently increasing population could cause some serious repercussion to the environment as it cannot meet the demanded resources needed in order to sustain the consuming population.
Water is one example of resources being fought over; especially in countries riddled in poverty. World Watch institute... [+] Read more
In the article linked at the bottom, Ada Carr presents the issue of microbeads. The plastic beads, no larger than 5mm, are found in some toothpastes and cleaning products. They are used to replace natural exfoliation materials and designed to wash down drains. Recent studies have shown that microbeads are a major contributor to plastic pollution in our oceans and lakes because wastewater treatment plants were not designed to treat them. Their durability and small size make them difficult to clean up, and they are released into the environment in extremely high amounts (8 trillion per... [+] Read more