We don’t want to just protect the environment.
We want to create a world where the environment doesn’t need any protection.
We are doing this as we want to leave a better and safer planet for our kids.
As a species, we should start focusing on things that matter. One of the most beautiful and meaningful gifts that we can leave for our children is our planet. If we don’t do it now, the future generations will have to pay the price of our inaction.
Below you will find only several possible outcomes that our children may face in the future if we don’t do something now.
Our children won’t feel safe in their homes
Climate change increases the rate at which global sea levels rise. This way, extreme weather conditions will become a common occurrence. According to Adam Sobel, the founding director of Columbia University’s initiative on extreme weather and climate, heavy rainfall will increase up to three times by the end of this century. Because of this, floods, wildfires and a slew of natural disasters will happen more often.
Our children won’t be able to work outdoors
Global warming is an ever-present issue, and it is only becoming worse. Scientists predict the frequency, intensity and duration of heatwaves to rise in the near future. This means that people who work outdoors will be affected most by the growing temperatures. Construction workers, farmers and couriers will have a hard time doing their job. One study suggests that outdoor workers should begin working slightly earlier in the day to avoid heat strokes and exhaustion. However, with the current pace of global warming, by 2100, most people will have to start working four to six hours before dawn.
Our children won’t have access to nourishing food
The rise in food prices seems to be a constant in modern times. Extreme weather patterns are at the heart core of this problem. Natural disasters are severely detrimental to agriculture, crops and livestock. The chances of food becoming a very scarce luxury for our children is becoming frighteningly likely. There is one thing we can do now to stop what’s coming. We can create a sustainable climate that will, in turn, lead to sustainable food prices.
Our children won’t have access to clean water
Due to intense storms, heavy precipitation, acid rain, and an overall increase in pollution, the contamination of water sources will become a frequent occurrence in the future. This is likely to result in sanitary sewer overflows in major cities across the world. This only means that the untreated sewage will start entering drinking water supplies. The effects of global warming in rural areas are also severe. It is of paramount importance for villagers to have access to clean water. The runoff from farms carries animal waste, pesticides and chemical fertilizers — all of which can be quite toxic. Areas suffering from drought are facing similar issues. The contaminants tend to become more concentrated due to dwindling water supplies.
As for recreational water activities — those will become a thing of the past.
Our children won’t be able to travel
Travel is likely to be inhibited by climate change, according to associate research professor Radley Horton. In his collaborative study with PhD student Ethan Coffel, they concluded that extreme heat could restrict aeroplane takeoff. As if that is not bad enough, they also claim flights from low-lying flatlands might get disrupted due to floods.
Our children won’t be able to enjoy the wonders of the planet
From polar bears in the Arctic to marine turtles off the coast of Africa, our planet’s diversity of life is at risk from the changing climate. Climate change poses a dire threat to habitats across the globe. More frequent and intense droughts, storms, heatwaves, rising sea levels, melting glaciers, and warming oceans can directly harm animals and destroy their homes.
Compensating your carbon emissions can help prevent this
By compensating for your carbon footprint, you can prevent this gloomy prediction from ever happening. Maybe you are just one person seeking to compensate for your individual footprint, or perhaps, your business model is to meet emission standards. Carbon compensation has a direct and immediate impact on lowering the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. Not only that, but it also finances reforestation efforts. These steps help create a virtuous cycle, where we give a helping hand to the environment, united in mutual efforts.
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