There have been environmentalists till time immemorial or maybe ever since we found out that we were the only beings/living things on this planet that can have the ability to create and destroy almost everything we touch and even the ones we create. Global warming has been in the news for a long long time but people only took notice when the storms became fiercer and the damage they caused touched their lives, why? Well it didn’t matter to us in the past for we weren’t affected at all so why pay attention? The floods and strong storms haven’t caused enough damage, till now that is and they are getting worse.
When the tornadoes and storms became stronger and more frequent, people began to ask the question that were we responsible for the things that were happening all around us? Indeed we were and the choices we make everyday are to blame. The fridge that contains harmful CFC’s that eats away the Ozone layer, the old air conditioner you keep using that consumes more than half the amount of electricity new models with the same rating do. All these have an impact on the future of your world. The candy wrapper you throw away, multiplied by all the number of candy lovers around amounts to tons of plastic that would cover the world in a year if nothing was done. People say plastics are bad so turn to paper (not many countries have the ability for sustainable forest products) products that are more environmentally friendly (or are they?).
Originally posted on June 10, 2008 @ 7:19 pm