Can you make a difference to the world by doing simple things that can make an environmental difference from the comfort of your own home?
The world we live in today is constantly changing, constantly adapting and evolving but is it for the better or for the worse? We as a population have been chipping away at destructing the planet, and even though we have been informed on how the world is becoming damaged, we continue to do so, all for the entities of which we see as evolution and adaption such as the skyscrapers and shopping centre's etc. this article will inform you on the damages we have caused and don't worry it wont be going back to the dawn of time but actually in the last 20 years. however it wont just be putting the wait of making you look like a bad person (joking) it will give points in which can help us improve this from the comforts of your own home and to aid you in future when going about your daily life activities.
Ways in which we have damaged the earth
The world has experienced significant environmental changes in the last 20 years, with many of them being negative.
Climate Change: The Earth's climate has continued to warm over the last 20 years, with 19 of the 20 warmest years on record occurring since 2001. This has led to rising sea levels, melting of polar ice caps, and more frequent and intense natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, and wildfires.
Deforestation: Forests around the world continue to be destroyed at an alarming rate, leading to habitat loss for many species and releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. In the last 20 years, the world has lost an estimated 386 million acres of forest.
Plastic Pollution: Plastic pollution has become a major environmental issue, with microplastics now found in every corner of the planet, including oceans, lakes, and even the air we breathe.
Water Scarcity: Many regions around the world are experiencing water scarcity, with some areas facing severe droughts, and others suffering from polluted water sources.
Air Pollution: Air pollution is a growing problem, particularly in developing countries, where industrialization has led to high levels of air pollution that cause respiratory problems and other health issues
These points show the damages that we have made and are currently making, yet although there are some who wish to make the difference, we have a higher percentage of people who don't care as they see it as: "they'll be long gone by the time it has effect". However, this mindset and mentality is completely wrong, we don't have to live like this.
Ways to make a difference
There are many ways that you can help the environment from your home and daily life activities. Here are some ideas:
Reduce your water usage: Take shorter showers, and turn off the taps when brushing your teeth.
Conserve energy: Turn off lights and unplug electronics when they're not in use, switch to energy-efficient light bulbs and appliances.
Reduce waste: Recycle, compost food scraps, and avoid single-use plastics items.
Use sustainable transportation: Walk, bike, or take public transportation instead of driving alone.
Use environmentally-friendly products: Look for products that are made from sustainable materials or have eco-friendly certifications.
Choose organic and locally grown food: This supports sustainable agriculture and reduces transportation emissions.
Plant trees or support local conservation efforts: Trees absorb carbon dioxide and help clean the air, while local conservation efforts help protect natural habitats and wildlife.
Remember, every small action can make a difference, so start by making small changes in your daily life and Educate yourself and others: Learn about environmental issues and share what you know with others to increase awareness and inspire action.