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15 Facts That Will Make You Hate Humans (Even More Than You Already Do)

By 2050, the ocean is expected to contain more plastic than fish (by weight).

1. People buy a MILLION plastic bottles around the world every MINUTE. That's 20,000 per second.

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2. Stacked end to end, the plastic bottles sold globally in 2016 would reach more than halfway to the sun, according to The Guardian.

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3. And more than 50% of those bottles wound up in the ocean or in a landfill.

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4. By 2050, the ocean is expected to contain more plastic than fish (by weight).

A wave of garbage was filmed rippling off the coast of the Dominican Republic. An environmental group is working with the government to clean up the area, and says it has collected at least 30 tons of plastic

5. Just a few months ago in Spain, a 6-ton sperm whale washed ashore with over 60 POUNDS of plastic in its stomach.

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6. Americans alone use between 170 and 390 million straws each day — which, at its high end, equals 142 BILLION straws annually.

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7. Worldwide, humans use around a TRILLION single-use plastic bags each and every year.

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8. There are 500 times more microplastic particles in the sea than there are stars in the Milky Way.

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9. Leaks in Americans' homes waste over a TRILLION gallons of water each year.

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10. Humans chop down 15 BILLION trees every year...

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11. ...and they've reduced the global tree count by almost 50% since the beginning of civilization.

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12. Unless the rate of deforestation drops, rainforests will be completely gone in just 100 years.

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13. Due largely to the burning of fossil fuels, there's more CO2 in the atmosphere today than at any point in the last 800,000 years.

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14. Each year, global warming causes between 150,000 and 400,000 deaths worldwide.

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15. Finally, almost 60% of the world's wildlife has died off in the last 40 years, largely due to human activity.

Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, dies in Kenya at the age of 45, after becoming a symbol of efforts to save his subspecies from extinction

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