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Made by Nature, Not by Man

When you hear that we are using up the natural resources of our planet, and that we need 1 Earths to sustain our current population of 7 billion people, what do they mean?

Natural resources are everything that is provided for us by nature. They are not made by man. They can

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Depletion of natural resources

The needs of 7 billion people…

Resources are depleted when it is being used faster than it can replenish itself. The industrial revolution is when it all began. As our culture advanced and our species invented many things that will make our lives easier, our demand for raw materials increased by

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Impact of ecosystem destruction

Everything relies on everything else…

An ecosystem is a community of plants, animals and other living organisms that share the benefits of a particular space or environment such as air, food, water and soil. It’s no different from our human community where every citizen of a city relies on its own

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Why are coral reefs in danger?

60% can disappear in the next 30 years…

To date, we still have around 74% of our coral reefs left. The continuously growing human population and global warming is threatening our coral reefs – where 25% of marine animals live and where 90% of them rely on for one reason or another. The whole marine

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Environmental degradation facts

Are we destroying our environment?

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.

What is

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Consequences of depletion of natural resources

Are we using up more than what is available?

Our current global population is 7.2 billion and growing. (1) Earth’s total resources are only good for 2 billion people at the current demand. Let’s do the math, and it is obvious that the result is a negative.

The way we’re living, we are already using 2

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Threats on coral reefs

Can you imagine a world without Coral Reefs?

Corals may look like big chunks of rock but they are actually living organisms. The coral reefs that you see in the oceans are all composed of living things –and this ecosystem is being threatened like never before. To date, 27% of coral reefs have been

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