It is easy to ignore some have the most pressing and urgent problems facing the world. But after being informed about the extreme harm from humanity’s drunken stumble into a new realm of polluting our environment, one cannot be anything but be horrified.
One mile off the coast of Australia, a spread of garbage floats in the ocean, an amount as large as the entire continent of Australia. Most of the garbage is made from plastic; plastic household parts, plastic toys, plastic containers and wrappers, and plastic soda bottles. But the key ingredient in the deadly concoction is the plastic bags, which float in tight colonies miles wide. Sadly there has yet to be a real way to recycle most kinds of plastic, and the kinds that do exist do more harm than good to the world.
Fishermen will tell anyone that they cannot get fish in most places in rivers, lakes or oceans. Their livelihood is destroyed along with the environment. The lumber industries have to go to new lengths to get a profit. Farmers are in debt trying to produce food for the world because of the climate changes. All economies are closely connected to the environment.
In some places the average temperature is going up, resulting in extensions of wildlife and flora. In other places the average temperature is going down, resulting in crops freezing over, famine, and snow suffocating the native inhabitants’ lifestyles. Global Warming does not directly affect most people, but this does not mean most people should warm up to the idea. Instead of incrementally accepting the consequences, people should be informed about he quick, deadly or dire results of overpopulation, advanced technology, over-consumption, and general waste. Wars are fought daily over dwindling supplies, desperately needed to remove the strong demands placed on them. Preventing Global Warming prevents wars.
Not only are industries, plants and animals suffering from the lack of resources, but also every human citizen...