India’s air pollution is causing over 1 million people to die each year. India is now leading China in air pollution. India's harsh air pollution levels are worsening as they industrialize.
Germany and Australia are suffering from heat waves and droughts. The average air temperature in Germany increased by 2.7F between 1881 and 2018, according to the government's Climate Monitoring Report. High temperatures and severe droughts helped drive the bushfires across Australia.
The Arctic sea ice has been melting faster than it can re-freezes in winter. A major ocean current in the Arctic is faster and more turbulent as a result of rapid sea ice melt, a new study from NASA shows.
The Great Pacific Garage Patch is the largest plastic vortex in the world and is located between Hawaii and California. The patch is twice the size of Texas. Great Pacific Garbage Patch gains size because not much of it is biodegradable
Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone starts at the Mississippi River delta and extends to upper parts of Texas. The dead zone is caused by an increase in nutrients (particularly nitrogen and phosphorus) that flow from the Mississippi River in the ocean.
Mediterranean Sea is polluted with sewage, mercury, and agricultural chemicals.
Coral bleaching has devastated two-thirds of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The bleaching is caused by unusually high water temperatures
There are some pristine places. The cleanest air on Earth is above in the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica.
The South Pacific is the least polluted ocean in the world. The ocean is the least traveled by ships and has less people inhabiting its small islands.