Temperatures in Antarctica hit 20.75°C on February 9, according to a team of scientists on Seymour Island, marking the first time the Polar continent has broken the 20°C barrier. Its warming reinforces concerns that melting ice could raise global sea levels by dozens of metres.
In. Out. In Out. That is how we breath. One breath in with oxygen, and one breath out with carbon dioxide. To some this sounds like a bunch of mumbo-jumbo right? Well it shouldn't! Every living thing on this planet needs oxygen to breath and live. Well, almost every living thing. The ones that don't need oxygen are the plants. What they need more than anything else is carbon dioxide.
My heart sinks as I see images of my country burning as they have burned before. Bush fires are common in Australia; however, the blazes which ravaged the country are very different from those the land and its peoples ever experienced before. I was one of only a hand full of people who knew the dangers of not acting on HUMAN INDUCED climate change, and our predictions have been realised.
"Banks of the Nile" ( will be referred to as BN) has put into place one of the only ways to combat crowded viral diseases.
As a child, I used to be fascinated with dirt, worms, and especially catching grasshoppers and bringing them home as pets. All of the things a 7-year-old should be into when they’re in the Second Grade. When my brother Jarold and I were little, we used to go into our backyard and water up the soil so we could make these endless amounts of mud pies. I loved the way it felt in my hand, being moulded and sculpted into what seemed to be my Mother’s worst nightmare. In the moment that my little hand could control something, I didn’t realize how beautiful this piece of mud really was. That, at that moment, this little piece of earth, meant to my 7-year-old mind, that I could control the outcome of this little marvellous piece of wet dirt.
Even if for some reason you wanted to ignore the state of the world (looking at you, Big Oil), it’s pretty evident we have a very serious issue on our hands. Temperatures are rising, sea levels are rising, anxiety levels are rising, and for young people it sometimes feels like we're all on our own to be proactive in reversing it.
As a society, we have a healthy and unhealthy relationship with toxic waste material. Let me explain a little bit more if this sounds confusing. We use a toxic substance to help fight cancer for patients in hospitals while it also being used for electrical power. To power towns and cities across the world. But in our society, we are having a shift in consciousness about the future of our planet. About climate change, raising carbon emission and having or finding solutions to fixing it for future generations. But one area in this new green age movement that we are forgetting the conservation about is toxic waste material. Toxic material and substances aren’t going away anytime soon since our population increase, the amount of toxic waste must of increase too. But on the plus side, we need to take a moment to honor the people that work alongside dealing with toxic material and substances on daily bases trying their hardest to keep our cities and towns safe from these substances and materials. While on the other side trying to make awareness to survivors and victims to toxic waste material that been plaguing their lives for many years. Even with the best efforts available, some of our toxic waste is getting out of hand. In recent years and months, we had to come face to face with it more than usual. Either there is little funding, research in this area, or even voices to talk about this. Sooner or later, we have to have a discussion about it on a global scale. We should be praising countries and people trying to get rid of the idea of keep using toxic waste in our daily lives, but also seeking other healthier alternatives. Let’s first begin the conversation about nuclear waste, which barely has a voice.
Going Solar is now the utmost trend among Australians. Thanks to government measures and support for promoting the solar revolution. The Council of Sydney is trying to make the city run 100% on renewable energy by 2030. The plan was discussed in 2014 with the blueprints publicly. Solar Cities is a demonstration program designed to promote solar power, smart meters, and energy conservation in urban locations throughout Townsville and Queensland of Australia. An average-sized system (roughly five kilowatts) will cost between $25,000 and $35,000. Larger installations will require more hardware, planning and construction time. Government rebates, flexible payment options, and upgraded pv solar technologies have further boosted the solar drive.
The alternative fact that the current administration is not doing much to fix climate change let alone fund research that can do something about what is going on is that other people are always doing something. For every organization that is not doing something, there are those that actually are doing something. In California alone, our seven-year drought is over, finally, because that seven-year drought was what made our air hotter, drier, and even dried up our lawns. We have solutions to global warming out there that people are working on without the blessing of the current aspect of the party in power.
Companies are working on electric car options, self-driving electric cars, ethanol-powered cars, and despite the current administration stoking the power of oil, gas, and coal companies, many are starting to get through their heads what the real expert scientists are desperately trying to say to us. Environment America is a part of The Public Interest Network.
Tiny homes are distinctive in that they need to be fully customised to the owner's lifestyle, needs and priorities. Finding the perfect design can be difficult, so many people choose to build their tiny house, either with a contractor or as a DIY project. However, embarking on your own building project comes with its own caveats as well.
The California water situation is dangerous to live with. We use a lot of water. In particular, Los Angeles rich people who import water to water a perfect lawn with. We could start by cleaning up our plastic-encrusted and polluted oceans. In California, the last four years have been filled with on-again, off-again drought, and really hot weather that does not make sense in the winter, being at 70 degrees and not our usual 50-68 degrees. My solution to the California water crisis is to take icebergs from Antarctica and melt them as well as harvest the water.
We would then desalinate the water, extracting the salt, making it into clean water for our plants and our perfectly kept lawns. The drought has made keeping a lawn in California somewhat impractical. This is why people are using astroturf these days. California may turn into even more of a desert than it is already even if I live in what used to be marshland, which evolved into the Silicon Valley that it is today.