Our world is getting noisier and noisier every day. From the honking in a traffic jam to the loud clanking of a tool in a construction site.
Sadly unlike us, animals are not able to shut the noise out. The only noises that animals are used to are natural noises such as Mating calls, Migration noises and a young one calling its mother but recently they have been hearing unnatural noise also known as noises made by humans. The noises are disrupting the animals mating call, so instead of mating calls, they are making chainsaw noises. his is because when they were chicks they were hearing chainsaw noises and now their mating calls are chainsaw noise. This is causing some species of birds to become extinct.
the lives of many bird species are being disrupted as they are changing their lifestyle to adapt to the noise. Some examples of the birds that are being disturbed are the great tits (Parus major), European robins (Erithacus rubecula) and the black-chinned hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri). These are only animals that fly let’s talk about the animals living in the ocean such as whales and seals. When the little whales are talking to their mom the noise disrupts the and diverts them and this causes them to get lost.
The Noise can also divert them and make them not detect large food supplies and thus starve. The whales being washed up on the shore is caused by noise pollution. The whale’s that die in the sea is caused by physical trauma and the symptoms such as bleeding around the ears, brain and other tissues, as well as air bubbles in their organs this is known as barotrauma.
Sometimes because of noise pollution, the sound of the whales get sent toward predators and they get eaten. Dr. Silvia Earle, an oceanographer also informed and told us “Undersea noise pollution is like the death of a thousand cuts. Each sound in itself may not be a matter of critical concern, but taken all together, the noise from shipping, seismic surveys, and military activity is creating a totally different environment than existed even 50 years ago.
That high level of noise is bound to have a hard, sweeping impact on life in the sea.” This quote means that the more we cause noise pollution the more each animal gets hurt and the more each dies and 50 years ago we had so many more animals than we have now. The land species also have a lot of trouble communicating with their mate. For example with frogs when they are carrying the eggs and some other noise comes, the message gets disrupted, and the female cant protest the eggs.
Some examples of land animals that get disturbed are Toads (Bufo), and Lion (Panthera leo). This is the effect that noise pollution has on the environment. The effect noise pollution has on politics is that when a good candidate is speaking noise pollution might make him mess up his words and make it seem as if he doesn’t want the best for his country. And in a cultural way when someone is praying the noise pollution can distract them and they might have to do it again. Another example is when its prayer time for Muslims they normally hear the sound for the prayer time, but because of the noise pollution they are not getting the noise of the call for prayer time so some people miss it or they keep an alarm instead of listening to the religious sound.
These are the effects that noise pollution has on the planet. Here are a few ways to prevent noise pollution: 1) Stop setting your vehicle exhaust in a loud way, 2) Minimize honking, 3) Don’t play loud music and 4) Avoid loud parties