Why Dr. Seuss Wrote The Lorax
The idea of out of sight out of mind began to creep up on the world and the environment that we live in. In the movie of "The Lorax" a Humming fish said "I here things are just as dreary down in Lake Erie". In the late 1960's and early 1970's pollution was very bad in the U.S. In Lake Erie it was almost impossible for fish to live in.
On April 26, 1970 Earth Day began.
Dr. . Seuss wrote "The Lorax" in 1971. The reason for this book was to show the harmful effects of pollution and the environmental issue that we, as humans, were now responsible for. When you throw something away, or dump "things" into land, air, or water they have to go somewhere. These "thrown away things" then can then have negative effects on the environment.
Some harmful cause and effects that happen even today:
On a boat ride, a person tosses a soda six pack ring into the Intercoastal Waterway. As it floats in the waterway an interested manatee swims over to check it out. Eventually, this discarded material becomes a noose around the manatee.
XYZ (to remain nameless) factory dumps chemicals into a river. Fishing along the tributary that is a part of this river is now effected because of the chemicals that have been ingested by the fish. Now there is a limit on how many fish a person can consume per week. **Especially if you are pregnant or a child under 15**
Global warming causes the ocean temperature to be warmer than normal. This, in turn, effects delicate coral reefs that can not take temperature fluxuations. Animals that depend on the coral for homes, food, etc. are now "evicted" or worse, die off.
Can you say Barbaloots?