Why Is Sea-Level Rise A Problem?

Introduction

Out of the 250 million people living by the coast globally, only less than 5 million are above sea level. Unfortunately, the global sea level has continued rising over the last century, and the rate has only increased in recent years. This rise in sea levels means that destructive storm surges will continue pushing further inland than ever before, resulting in frequent flooding.

What Are the Three Types of Biodiversity?

Biodiversity is the most intricate and vital feature of our planet. According to a distinguished professor at Oxford University, it makes the Earth beautiful and habitable. The term originates from the phrase “biological diversity”, which refers to life at all levels on this planet. This vital field concerns varied life forms, including ecological, evolutionary, and cultural processes that help sustain life on Earth. We have three types of biodiversity. We want to pay close attention to each of them, but before that, let’s see why biodiversity is important and the elements that threaten its existence.

What Can Be Recycled at Home?

Did you know that waste production is increasing at an alarming rate globally, and that threatens livelihoods? Imagine that an average person in Israel generates approximately 1.7 kilograms of waste per day. Worse still, waste production in the country is growing at 1.8% per year. Other nations are also struggling with this issue. In the United States, each person generates about 2 kg of municipal solid waste each day.

Since most of these wastes hurt the life of humans, animals, and plants and are costly to manage, the above figures clearly show that we may face many risks if we fail to act in time. Many items that often go into the landfill can be recycled at home, which shows that households have a vital role in managing waste. Read on why we need to give new life to our old items and the common ones that you can conveniently recycle at home without spending a lot of time and resources.

An Inconvenient Truth (2006) is an Oscar winning documentary

An Inconvenient Truth (2006) is an Oscar winning documentary film directed by @davisguggenheim. The former United States Vice President Al Gore was filmed in front of an audience, where he aimed to alert the public. The goal was to increase the “planetary emergency” due to global warming, by also showing re-enacted incidents from his life story which influenced his concerns about environmental issues. Gore issued an urgent warning on what must be done, and done quickly, to save the earth.

List of Animals Affected By Global Warming

Global warming is one of the greatest challenges that we face today. We already see its adverse effects with water shortages, rising seas, catastrophic fires, and more. These events have a dramatic impact on diverse ecosystems and wildlife. So, unless we act fast, we could lose our animals to global warming within the next few years.

40% of plasic is for single use

According to the article, published by @natgeo, research has shown that roughly 40% of plastic production per year is single-use plastic packaging. Coffees to go, take outs, and similar packing that can’t be recycled if not prepped according to regulations. All this leaves us with a massive pile of trash that gradually just piles up. Scientists even call this “The Plastic Age”. Trash and waste from EcoJungle Instagram

How Does Plastic Waste Affect the Ocean?

Introduction

According to estimates, the entire human population throws away four million tons of trash on daily basis, out of which 12.8 percent is plastic. The studies have revealed that around 8 million tons of plastic waste produced in the world are dumped into the ocean on annual basis. This plastic waste in the ocean is highly destructive for marine life, resulting in the death of millions of different marine species, endangered the lives of marine life, and disturb the aquatic ecosystem.