In the past 15 years, the bee population has declined eighty-seven percent. Habitat loss rates are at an all-time low, mainly because of deforestation and excessive use of pesticides. Bees pollinate eighty percent of the flowers and seventy percent of food-producing plants in the United States. They keep our ecosystem running and plants growing, if we do not start creating an environment that bees will be able to thrive in now before we know it, there will be no bees left in the United States to pollinate our plants. Bees do not typically fly to new continents especially one surrounded almost completely by water, so we would need to have another country send us bees or go to another country and bring bees back, which is not very good for their health and would limit their ability to pollinate and reproduce when they actually arrive in America. If we would have to transport bees here it would still take a very long time to get them back to the population amount they were at before. We can start this journey to bring back a substantial amount of bees by planting insectary gardens, using smaller amounts of pesticides, and understanding what could happen to agriculture in the future if we do not help this cause right now.
In the past week, I have been thinking a lot about the environment. I mean I have been very concerned for a long time, but now that it is summer and has been getting warmer, I've been outside a lot. I have been walking my dog every evening and I noticed how much litter there is on the sides of the road, the majority being plastic. It has been making me really sad. It is already bad enough that there are tons and tons of plastic being thrown in landfills every day, but to see it on the sides of the road is even worse. I live in a very small town, so we should not have this much litter. I have started to take a trash bag on my walks to collect the trash that I find and try to recycle all that I can, although I recently learned that it takes a lot (!!) of energy to recycle plastic. We are starting to progress in finding new, more efficient ways to recycle plastic, but we are nowhere near where we should be.
The media has been recently flooded with campaigns and adverts all aimed towards reducing our waste and plastic consumption, and rightly so. With plastic production at its peak, millions of tonnes of single-use plastic items are being created and dumped. This is causing species numbers to decline, with turtles choking on plastic bags, dolphins dying from plastic rings, and many animals consuming the harmful products that end up in the ocean.
If the weather gets worse and continues to get worse (and it is and will continue), what are you going to do to protect yourself from high winds, flash floods, earthquakes, and other such catastrophes? It can go on and on due to all the things that are causing global warming.
What if everyone on the planet said “no” to their gas-powered cars right now? And not just cars–gas dryers, water heaters, gas stoves, lawn mowers…
Many people may think that to reduce your carbon footprint you have to do many fancy things like missing out or changing your whole lifestyle. This is not true, however, you still might have to change some things. But instead of providing you with the ever-same list of "using your own coffee cup," "bring your own shopping bag," I want to provide you with effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint a lot!
Climate change is, finally, taking the centre stage position that it deserves and plastic pollution is one of the hot-button issues. After all, scientists and environmentalists say that, if we don't change our ways, there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050.
With climate change threatening the future of our home, it is crucial that everyone do their part to protect and regenerate the earth. This means: limiting waste, recycling, composting, eating more natural foods, and avoiding take out. I have seen a lot of misconceptions about the true cost of green living. Individuals can live an environmentally friendly life, and as a result save money, and be happier people. These small changes can be made immediately to see instant results in both your surroundings, and your finances.
Earth Day 2019 is a great day to start thinking about your everyday life.
Let's be blunt, the Earth is our only home right now and it needs our help. Various scientist and climate specialist have estimated that we have about twelve years to start dramatically fixing the damage we've caused to the Earth and reduce pollution to make the Earth more habitable for us all. Several scientist have even said that by 2036 the Earth will have crossed in climate danger territory, making the world even hotter and the weather more unpredictable.