Tons of resources extracted from Earth
Globally, this year
We may not be doing it on purpose, but our presence is having a negative effect on our environment.
When we say environment, it means everything around us – our air, our water, the land, our natural resources and even the animals. What we do affects them all.
The size of the human population has grown exponentially since we discovered a way to cure some of the most common diseases.
With our population boom, we required more land, more water, more of everything.
Forests have almost disappeared because we needed to clear them to plant more crops, to give animals a place to graze and to supply us with wood and other raw materials.
Technology and Industry can be blamed too. Vehicle emissions, toxic waste, carbon emissions – all emit toxins into our atmosphere, causing air pollution. These are all by-products of our inventions and ingenuity. This is what’s causing Global Warming.
We didn’t realize that the Earth’s supply was not infinite. It can be depleted, and that’s the state that it’s in right now.
We are using our natural resources faster than our planet can replenish them. Soon, we will have a shortage when the supply runs out.
If we have the power to cause all these degradation to our environment, we also have the power to correct it.
Though it’s a huge undertaking, we mustn’t lose hope and just keep doing what we can. Governments, organizations and environmental groups are joining together to correct the mistakes that we have committed in the past.
From your end, you can make a contribution too.
There are so many little things that we can do to save our planet, our environment, ourselves. We must understand and let other people understand that the survival of our future generation depends on what we do now. Do your share. No effort is ever too small.