7 Biggest Threats to the Environment – Why We Still Care about Earth Day

This Sunday is Earth Day, and whilst it is a time to celebrate our planet, it is a prime chance to take a closer look at the serious environmental problems we are facing and the solutions that need to be put in place to alleviate them as well. So we know the threat is real, but what can we do to prevent climate alteration from being exacerbated even more? Some little steps you can take in your own life are to spend less electricity by turning off your lights as you do not need them, driving less, switching to LED bulbs and eating less meat.

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On a more global stage, leaders are trying to come to an agreement on how to curb the harmful greenhouse gases every nation emits into the atmosphere, and steps are being taken to plant more forests (which act as natural carbon sinks). Ignorance probably be bliss, but it is getting increasingly challenging to ignore the damage we have done to the environment, especially when the impacts have been hitting so close to home. As you want to make this Earth Day a chance to educate yourself about the issue, read on as we break down the 7 hottest environmental issues facing our society right now and how we like to be capable of solving them before it is too late.

Climate Alteration

Climate alteration is first and foremost an issue since people cannot even agree on whether or not it is a problem in the first place. Before we even get into the solutions, we all (regardless of political party) need to come to the realization that ok, climate alteration is real and ok, it is influencing us in methods that we can see and feel. As you still believe that the freakish weather and heat waves we have been experiencing have nothing to do with climate alteration, you probably want to ask your neighbor what he or she thinks since the majority of Americans now say they believe global warming is leading to these incidents.

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You probably have noticed that the weather has been hotter than usual, or you probably have noticed a drought in your area or conversely, unusual storms. Moreover, even little temperature alterations are leading to crops to die, decreasing the amount of food possible. On top of all that, greater temps are leading to the polar icecaps to melt, flooding certain areas and causing an imbalance for wildlife.

So we understand the threat is real, but what can we do to prevent climate alteration from being exacerbated even more? Some little steps you can take in your own life are to spend less electricity by turning off your lights as you do not need them, driving less, trasnfer to LED bulbs and eating less meat. On a more global stage, leaders are trying to come to an agreement on how to curb the bad greenhouse gases every nation emits into the atmosphere, and steps are being get to plant more forests (which act as natural carbon sinks). Every little bit supports, but so as for us to reverse the recent course the Earth is on, we will need to come to an agreement that climate alteration is real and that it is a cause that we need to invest cash and time in right now.