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The Planet has one Global Ocean
The ocean is a huge body of saltwater that covers about 71% of the Earth’s surface. The planet has one global ocean, though oceanographers and the nations of the world have divided it into distinct geographic regions: the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and Arctic oceans. In recent years, some oceanographers have determined that the seas around Antarctica deserve their own designation: the Southern Ocean.
An estimated 97% of the world’s water is found in the ocean. Because of this, the ocean has considerable impact on weather, temperature, oxygen and the food supply of humans and other organisms. Despite its size and impact on the lives of every organism on Earth, the ocean remains a mystery.
Healthy Eating Habits
Improving food habits can have a huge impact on our collective health and the health of the planet
The food you eat have big effects on your health and quality of life and a good diet can improve not only the brain function but also your physical performance.
Eating meat is an important part of heritage and identity. It’s a cultural staple in many communities and countries across the globe. But with a rising global middle class, societies are becoming meat obsessed.
Sustainable living involves reducing the amount of Earth’s resources that you use to help protect our planet
People are starting to come around to the idea that we need to become more sustainable to protect the Earth for future generations. Everything you do in your day-to-day life has an impact on the planet, from the food you eat to the car you drive. This doesn’t mean you should only eat vegetables and start riding a bike everywhere. Although, you could try consuming less meat and only driving when necessary. It’s small changes like these which could help you to lessen your environmental impact.
REFUSE, REDUCE, REUSE, REPAIR...
then RECYCLE !
The first synthetic plastic — Bakelite — was produced in 1907, marking the beginning of the global plastics industry. However, rapid growth in global plastic production was not realized until the 1950s, after the II world war. Plastics revolutionized medicine with life-saving devices, made space travel possible, lightened cars and jets—saving fuel and pollution—and saved lives with helmets, incubators, and equipment for clean drinking water.
The conveniences plastics offer, however, led to a throw-away culture that reveals the material’s dark side: today, single-use plastics account for 40% of the plastic produced every year. Many of these products, such as plastic bags and food wrappers, have a lifespan of mere minutes to hours, yet they may persist in the environment for thousands of years.
" IF WE HAVE BECOME POWERFUL ENOUGH TO CHANGE THE ENTIRE PLANET, THEN WE ARE POWERFUL ENOUGH TO WORK WITH NATURE RATHER THAN AGAINST IT "
- David Attenborough-
Earth’s climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 11,700 years ago marking the beginning of the modern climate era — and of human civilization. Most of these climate changes are attributed to very small variations in Earth’s orbit that change the amount of solar energy our planet receives.
ONE FOOTBALL FIELD OF FOREST GONE EVERY SECOND
What Is Deforestation?
Deforestation is the clearing, destroying, or otherwise removal of trees through deliberate, natural, or accidental means. It can occur in any area densely populated by trees and other plant life, but the majority of it is currently happening in the Amazon rainforest. The loss of trees and other vegetation can cause climate change, desertification, soil erosion, fewer crops, flooding, increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and a host of problems for indigenous people.
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We consume more natural resources than the planet can regenerate
Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year.
We maintain this deficit by liquidating stocks of ecological resources and accumulating waste, primarily carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Earth Overshoot Day is hosted and calculated by Global Footprint Network, an international research organization that provides decision-makers with a menu of tools to help the human economy operate within Earth’s ecological limits.
The discussion of population is often pinned as being ‘anti-human’, however, it is anti-human not to discuss population
What is Overpopulation?
Overpopulation is an undesirable condition where the number of the existing human population exceeds the actual carrying capacity of Earth. Overpopulation is caused by a number of factors: reduced mortality rate, better medical facilities, depletion of precious resources are few of the causes which result in overpopulation. It is possible for a sparsely populated area to become densely populated if it is not able to sustain life. Growing advances in technology with each coming year has affected humanity in many ways. One of these has been the ability to save lives and create a better medical treatment for all. A direct result of this has been the increased lifespan and the growth of the population.