With global warming and climate change worsening every day, there are many issues that we must deal with in attempts to save the earth. The climate is continuing to rise as the polar ice caps are slowly melting. Not to mention that species all over the world may not be able to adapt to such rapid changes.
Here are four environmental issues that we must solve now.
Extinction of Various Species
Now more than ever, species are facing extinction at an alarming rate. According to the Global Species Assessment, species and biodiversity are rapidly declining as new species simply cannot survive. It was estimated that over 10,000 types of species have reached extinction and disappeared within the past 100 years. It is said and proven that many of these extinctions are mainly due to the human habits of hunting, pollution, and habitat encroachment.
Pollution in the Environment
Planet Earth is rapidly being assaulted with harmful environmental pollution every day. With water pollution and toxic air, the Earth is continuing to being tarnished and destroyed. While we are starting to grow alternative technology for clean energy, there are other measures we must take to stop polluting the planet and clean up the water and quality of air.
Use of Fossil Fuel in Polluted Air
Using renewable energy will provide a clean source of energy that will replace the use of fossil fuel in our air. With more research and technology, we can begin to wean off from using fossil fuel that pollutes the clean air and improves the effects of climate change.
Since the past century, there have been over 7 billion people alive on Earth. Consider the amounts of food, water, shelter, and resources that are needed to provide each human being. With large populations, there are only so many resources that are able to use without pushing the limits and being provided by the Earth.
What are your thoughts on these environmental issues? What do you think we can do to stop the planet from major extinction? Comment below and tell us what you think!