Recently the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Synthesis Report was released.
The report was conducted by 1,300 experts from 95 countries. The report warns of many abrupt changes that will seriously affect human well-being.
We are talking about:
emergence of new diseases
changes in water quality
creation of dead zones along the coasts
the collapse of fisheries
shifts in regional climate
In the last 50 years Humans have changed ecosystems more rapidly and extensively than in any other period.
Much of this is only caused by our increasing population. Our growing population has high demands for food, fresh water, timber, and fuel.
Of coarse we can do little to regulate our growing population. The Worlds death rate is 8.86 deaths/1,000 population. This is mostly caused by our
strives in medical knowledge. Preservation of Human life is very important. We can't just start letting people die to control the population. So what
can we do?
There are all sorts of things we can do. An Individual can make a difference!
Don't use pesticides.
Eat meat-free meals one day a week.
Buy locally grown and produced food.
Choose a fuel-efficient vehicle or Walk, bike, carpool or take transit.
Install a ceiling fan, it will help you conserve energy in the winter by keeping hot air down.
Keep blinds, curtains and windows closed during the day in summer. Then you wont need to use so much Air conditioning.
There is so much we can do, these are only a few examples. I'm sure other ATS members will have more to add.
If you are up to it you can take action
Write letters to politicians. Mailed letters make a better presentation rather than e-mail or faxing. One letter represents more than a 1,000 opinions
at the federal level. Make the letter a good representation.
Phone politicians too.
Deny the spread of ignorance. There are organizations in operation to push junk science and continue polluting. When you see people quote these groups
point out that they are funded by the likes of Exxon. Provide links for them.
Every action counts and is important. If I as an individual can not change my ways how will I expect the whole world to do something to aid our
Are you up to the challenge?
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