Monday, June 22, 2009

Three reasons to be sustainable

These are three reasons to be sustainable:
  1. Because if you waste paper and stuff made from trees, then they will all be cut down. This will mean that they won't be able to turn Carbon Dioxide (CO2) into Oxygen (O2), and then we will all die because there is no Oxygen in the atmosphere.
  2. If we don't stop polluting the atmosphere, then the Ozone layer will get thinner, and the hole in it will get bigger. This will allow more heat from the Sun to get in, and the Green-house gases will keep the heat in, so this will cause Global Warming*.
  3. The Earth's natural resources take thousands (or even millions) of years to form, and then we humans are just burning them like there is no tomorrow. Firstly, if we keep doing this, it will contribute greatly to Global Warming*. Secondly, the fumes from burning it are going to cause major health issues for those who are stuck near, or with, the fumes. And thirdly, if we keep burning the Earth's fossil fuels, then aside from ruining the environment, creating health hazards, and causing Global Warming*, burning them means that there will be no petrol, diesel, LPG, coal, or any of the other fossil fuels left for the next generation, and the generation after them. So I think that everyone should experience stuff, and the people of the future are going to miss out on this if we don't stop soon.

We can stop all of this, and much more, by making our lives more sustainable, and helping the environment by doing the most that we can towards a cleaner, greener Earth.

*This says Wikipedia on Global Warming: Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that increasing greenhouse gas concentrations resulting from human activity such as fossil fuel burning and deforestation are responsible for most of the observed temperature increase since the middle of the 20th century.