Current Global Environmental Issues & our Future

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Blog, sustainable environment | 0 comments

Current Global Environmental Issues & our Future

When it comes to global environmental issues, this world is in over its head. Global warming is of course the first thing that comes to mind. Think about the endangered species, diminishing rainforests and more.

What do you consider to be the most important environmental issues around the world? You likely hear more about the issues closer to home than you do in other countries. Of course, it makes sense that we all come together to deal with many of the issues that face all of us.

Most Important Environmental Issues

How do we come together on the issues when the world seems to be so divided? Certainly, there are many issues that seem to divide us, but maybe it’s time to stop focusing so much on those issues. Maybe we need to pay more attention to the environment. The US is one of the worst countries, if not the worst, when it comes to handling environmental issues. I know because I live here. We sacrifice the environment in so many ways because we live entitled lives.

 

Top 10 Environmental Issues Facing Our Planet

 

1. Population:

2. Climate Change:

3. Loss of Biodiversity:

4. The Phosphorus and Nitrogen Cycles

5. Water:

6. Ocean Acidification:

7. Pollution

8. Ozone Layer Depletion:

9. Overfishing:

10. Deforestation:

 

(Source: Planet Earth Herald )

 

"Solar cells near cargo terminal" by Binu jayakrishnan - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons.

Solar cells near cargo terminal” by Binu jayakrishnanOwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons.

The Solution

 

1. Face the reality

 

Wouldn’t the world be much more beautiful if the natural landscape were left alone and enjoyed the right way? I’d say that ship has sailed, but there are things that can be done. The countries of the world do share some of the same problems in fact, so they can look through the same lens in some regards. Did you know that overpopulation is an environmental concern? Look at what China did by limiting how many children families can have.

 

2. Identify the problem and find alternatives

I’m not saying that you should do the same things as the other countries do. Moreover, some of the problems we have environmentally speaking come about because of other problems. For example, if we handled this world collectively in all the right ways, would overpopulation really be a concern? I don’t think so, and so it’s one of those issues that has become part of the aftermath.

 

3. Be considerate to the environment & Future Generation

solar roofThere are many other issues just like it, such as intensive farming. There are nuclear issues, oceanic trash issues, habitat destruction and so much more. There are charities in place for many of these issues, but people, myself included, are fixated on other concerns. It’s not easy living in this world, especially as we keep putting new generations into situations with new environmental problems. They inherit them just like we did, and then they create more, just like we did.

 

Conclusion:

How do you stop the domino effect? First, you don’t throw your hands up in the air and give up. Second, you think about taking things back to a simpler time. That second thought process isn’t going to win over the majority of the world’s population, but it has to be considered. One day, we might be forced to live in much simpler times, and people aren’t going to be equipped to do so. What would you do if one of these environmental problems got out of hand? Some say they are already out of hand, and I say you ain’t seen nothing yet.

 

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Source: Environmental Professionals Network

 

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