Pollution is one of the most discussed global issues of the last 30 years. When talking about pollution in reference to climate change, it relates to how our richer lifestyles are causing problems for which the planet is suffering. Within the political spectrum, the theme of pollution was initially considered just an left-wing issue. In Europe the problem of pollution is a main issue for various “Green” parties, that were formed between the 80s and 90s.
Even if it is presently still not an issue that receives the full attention and consideration it deserves, more political movements and cultures have now begun to embrace addressing the issue. Recently even the catholic church, since the appointment of Pope Francis, has spoken of the importance of reducing our rate of creating pollution.