Although the future is intrinsically uncertain, it is not entirely unknown. According to Dr. Martin Grosjean, professor, and director of the research centre at the University of Bern, our world’s population will probably be around 10 to 12 billion by then. The rainforests will be largely cleared, and the world would not look peaceful. The air will be hot and heavily clogged with particulate pollution. You will constantly need to wear a mask and even the air indoors will be acidic and cause nausea. We will most certainly have a shortage of resources such as water, food, and habitation, which would lead to conflicts and wars … unless every person on Earth changes something.
Our planet is warming and according to scientists we have 12 years to cut emissions in half to prevent catastrophic climate change later this century. It can be tempting to throw our hands in the air and assume that we can’t do anything to improve the situation. But that’s exactly where we’re wrong! You don’t need an “all or nothing” approach to make a difference. Every action counts and when multiplied by a global chorus, becomes exponential in its impact.
Your impact on climate change comes primarily from what you eat, how you power your home and mobile devices, and how you travel from place to place.
There is so much that you can do every day to save our planet. Be aware and make a shift in your thinking, actions, and everyday life. Don’t wash dishes or brush teeth with water running continuously. Use natural cleaning products such as lemon and vinegar, or plant a tree.
The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg said the strong global response to Covid-19 demonstrated how quickly change could happen when humanity came together and acted on the advice of scientists. The same principles could be applied to the climate crises.
You can make a difference. So get involved and fight for a future worth living for.
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” - Robert Swan
So, what have you done so save our planet today?
Source: dontwastemy.energy, businessinsider.co.za, Youthvoices.live, healthplanet.com, theguardian.com, youtube.com, weforum.org, support.worldwildlife.org
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