We have all heard about climate change but what is it? It refers to the process of our planet heating up. This is largely caused by deforestation, farming, burning fossil fuels (coal, fuel oil, and bagasse) and so forth. In this article, we shall try to find out its direct impact on Mauritius and the consequences in the future?
Une espèce est considérée « disparue » lorsque le dernier membre de cette espèce est mort. On parle donc d’extinction car les individus ayant disparus, la reproduction de ces derniers n’est plus possible donc la création d’une nouvelle génération également. La disparition d’une espèce réduit la biodiversité. Elle disparaît lorsqu’elle n’est plus capable de survivre dans des conditions changeantes ou face à la concurrence.
La planète est en souffrance à cause du comportement humain qui la dégrade tous les jours. Quelques actions peuvent être modifiées afin de la sauver. Aujourd’hui, le régime alimentaire de l’homme constitue une menace pour les gens et la planète. De plus, plus de 820 millions de personnes n’ont toujours pas accès à suffisamment de nourriture alors que 2,4 milliards de personnes surconsomment. Avec la population mondiale qui s’accroît, l’un des grands défis actuels qui se pose est de réussir à nourrir des milliards de personne sans endommager la terre. Existe-t-il un régime alimentaire à la fois bon pour la planète et pour la santé ?
Many people are not aware about how much damage discarded plastic bags are doing to our planet. It is far more harmful to the world around us than it is useful in day-today life. Approximately one trillion plastic bags are used each year globally and less than 5% of plastic is recycled. Hence, they can seemingly last almost forever and take a very long time to break down and decompose. However, nowadays it’s time to replace plastic with reusable bags. They are nothing new, but with a new growing desire to reduce waste. They are becoming more widely used and a welcome gift by one and all. It’s a very good thing, and a little step to live in a more sustainable way! To start with, just think about how many plastic bags do you use each week when you go to the grocery store or supermarket? Make a count of how many plastic bags you can save each year. Those marine creatures like sea turtles, whales, dolphins and others who mistake these floating bags for food and eat them. Indeed, reusable bags are much more effective than time wasters and a good start to prevent thus protecting our environment.
In the past few decades, wastes are rapidly accumulating in the oceans. All the debris are causing a serious threat to the survival of marine fauna and the environment. Consequently, there has been a growing source of marine pollution in recent years. Marine pollution is a combination of thrash and chemicals, most of which comes from land sources and is washed or blown into the ocean. To start with, it is clearly stated that 80% of marine pollution comes from land-based sources. People around the world spew out their trash, sewage sludge, industrial and chemical wastes into the ocean. Furthermore, millions of tons of heavy metals, chemical contaminants and radioactive substances are also thrown into the ocean. As a result, it can have a catastrophic effect on marine creatures, killing vital marine life and lead to environmental degradation.
These ideas and solution below can scratch the surface for ways you can help address the growing problem of marine pollution in the oceans.
The program “Buy fresh buy local” is owned by PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture). The principal brand of the local food movement in the USA, its aim is to strengthen regional food systems by expanding markets for locally produced food. It also supports local producers, productive farmland, rural economies, as well as retailers, restaurants and food businesses, while helping consumers find local products easily.
Today, nearly 30,000 species are facing extinction. Wildlife conservation has become a top priority for environmentalists and citizens around the world. It is the act of protecting animal species to prevent habitat degradation and extinction. It’s not only about ensuring the sustainability of the world’s many ecosystems, it’s all about respect. It’s about understanding that we humans are not superior to any other species and that we all deserve to live on this wonderful planet.
Protecting wildlife is essential to maintaining, and even improving our current quality. The air we breathe, the water we drink and the food that we eat all ultimately rely on biodiversity. It plays an important role in maintaining a healthy ecological balance on this earth. And we must teach the younger generations the value of wildlife conservation and biodiversity, hence empower them to take part in creating a safer planet for every animal and plant species.
Every piece of plastic or paper garbage you have ever thrown away still exists, on this planet, in our soil or our oceans. It’s all still out there, and now it is choking our oceans and killing our wildlife. It causes disastrous outcomes as well as higher CO2 emissions, so waste is a key contributor to climate change as well.
Cyclones, hurricanes, or typhoons are among the most widespread natural hazards on the planet. They can last up to ten days. This meteorological phenomenon corresponds to strong tropical storms with winds up to 380 km/h, heavy rain and intense swells. They form when warm, moist air moves over the ocean.
Ecosystems refer to the interactions between the living things (plants, animals, fungus) and other components of the environment such as soil, water, and rain. Humans are also an integral part of the ecosystems. They form part of it and depend on it for survival. Nowadays, technological progress develops at such a rapid pace that it endangers the sustainability of natural resources.