With an increase in housing in Cambridge and it surrounding areas and with Cambridge’s continuous ability to attract tourists, Cambridge has become victim to an increase in population, traffic, waste and other pollution.
In 2016/17, Cambridge saw roughly 2.5 million cars come into their car parks, contributing to increased air pollution. It was found in 2014 through a Public Health England Report, that 5.5% of deaths in the over 25’s in Cambridge could be attributed to air pollution. In the same time, there were also 707 cases of fly tipping and 2,666 cases of needles being dumped.
Climate change and environmental issues contribute to problems such as increasing global temperatures, draught, loss of biodiversity and plastic pollution, some of the most prominent issues we need to overcome in the 21st Century. There is a need to battle these issues on an international and national stage, but we ultimately must all take individual responsibility to change our local and individual lifestyles and habits to decrease our carbon footprints.
In 2016/17, Cambridge saw roughly 2.5 million cars come into their car parks.
5.5% of deaths in the over 25's in Cambridge could be attributed to air pollution.
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