You may not notice it at first glance, but climate change affects everyday life in a lot of ways. Imagine this, you’re seated comfortably on your sofa when you think to yourself that it feels warmer than yesterday and the humidity is getting unbearable. You’re soaked in your own sweat and your shirt is stuck to your back. Just what is happening?
This is the result of climate change and it is a BIG problem!
If you look at the information that has been collected over the years, you’ll realize that the weather conditions around the world have changed significantly. And in most cases, these changes aren’t good for the environment, the ecosystem and the people living there.
Droughts, floods, acid rain and much more have shifted the way of life for millions. Just follow the news on the effects of climate change around the world and you’ll see that Mother Nature is unable to hold together the issues that are slowly starting to plague humanity.
And here’s the thing, there are some simple daily activities you are doing today that might be contributing to this impending disaster, and it’s time to be fully aware of what’s going on.
The Surefire Way to Give Earth an Indigestion
Take a look at your nearest supermarket, you will find that the majority of items there are detrimental to the planet. The crazy amount of plastic, CFC sprays, and other non-biodegradable items aren’t helping.
These items do not break down fast and end up in landfills, which takes up valuable land space turning it into a complete wasteland. In fact, the landfills around the world have started to pile up, and the odors aren’t the worst of it, the byproduct that comes off this deterioration is toxic in nature.
Now think about this, this pungent odor goes straight into the skies which then rain back down in the form of everyone’s favorite acid rain.
If that isn’t enough, imagine the drainage and your water supply mixed with all that delicious acid. In case you haven’t already figured it out, this can cause serious health problems for anyone who drinks it or use it on their plants.
How to Drive Our Planet Earth Into the Grave
On top of all these waste, driving is another major cause of climate problems. Think about the smog for a moment, just one car can issue a great deal of pollutants into the air. Now imagine millions of cars, each and every day, running both day and night.
Even in a small country city like Singapore, you’ll notice that the sheer number of cars that are dumping carbon into the atmosphere is plain awful. If it isn’t the cars then it’s the factories, oil refineries and much more that is causing detrimental problems to our planet.
And there seems to be no hope in sight for any collected response. It’s for that reason you need to be aware of what you’re doing and how every small change makes a difference.
The Ones at Risk: Our Children of Tomorrow
It is not too late to change what you do in your daily life. Limit the hours that you drive, use recycled products, limit your electricity consumption, and try your best to look at different things that will only help offset your carbon footprint.
If you recycle, and reduce your waste, a major shift could happen. Think about this, by taking the first step your actions may be small. But as others begin to see the change in you many more may begin to think about their part for our planet.
Saving the environment begins with each one of us or it’s our children who will face the consequence of our actions.
What some other examples of everyday activities you see others doing which are contributing to climate change? Share with us in the comments below.