Updated: Mar 24, 2019
“Fighting climate change isn't just an obligation we owe to future generations. It's also an opportunity to improve public health- and economic growth- in the here and now.” Michael Bloomberg
The planet is becoming hotter by the day. When temperatures increased by 2 degrees in 2016 it alarmed scientists. Temperature is mainly caused by pollution of the air, water and land. At the moment the world is dealing with plastic pollution.We have seen or heard of fish and whales washed up on beaches dead because of plastics found in the seas. The use of plastic increases everyday as the world population increases. The land does not have space to dispose plastic properly. Plastic can not be burnt because of the chemicals that are released which will affect the Ozone layer. In landfills, plastic can take up to 1000 years to decompose, plastic bags we use everyday can take up to 10 000 years to decompose and plastic bottles can take 450 years to decompose. This implies that even if we may stop using plastic totally we can not get rid of it.
For climate change to be taken seriously, we must ask ourselves these questions:
Do we know global warming is real? If so why are companies still producing plastics and showing no signs of slowing down?
What are the effects of global warming and what are the impacts will it have in future?
Will the flora and fauna adapt?
I would like to here you comments and thoughts about this.