environment

Climate Change Progress: Achievements and Challenges

Climate Change Progress: Achievements and Challenges

As the planet warms at an unprecedented rate, the urgency to address climate change is more critical than ever. Our world is experiencing the devastating consequences of rising temperatures, from extreme weather events to dwindling biodiversity. This article examines the current state of climate change, highlights the catastrophic impacts we are already facing, and underscores the dire need for immediate and comprehensive action. Global Climate Policies and Agreements The Kyoto Protocol: Early Steps and Limited Impact The Kyoto Protocol, adopted in 1997, was a groundbreaking early attempt to curb global greenhouse gas emissions and tackle the escalating climate crisis. This…
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Catastrophic Effects of Antarctic Ice Melt

Catastrophic Effects of Antarctic Ice Melt

Antarctica, the frozen frontier at the bottom of our world, is a vast, icy expanse that seems almost otherworldly in its extremity and isolation. But imagine, if this icy giant were to lose all its ice, what would be the repercussions for our planet and every living being that calls it home? Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash Understanding the Stakes: To grasp the magnitude of the consequences of a fully melted Antarctica, we must first understand its significance. Antarctica is not just a remote, icy desert; it's a crucial component of our planet's climate system and a significant reservoir…
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The Great Barrier Reef and the Battle Against Coral Bleaching

The Great Barrier Reef and the Battle Against Coral Bleaching

The Great Barrier Reef, one of the most magnificent natural wonders on Earth, stretches along the East coast of Australia, encompassing approximately 2,900 individual reefs and 940 islands and cays. This vast and diverse ecosystem spans an area of about 344,400 square kilometers and is home to many marine species, including colorful corals and vibrant fishes. However, the future of this awe-inspiring reef is at stake due to the escalating threat of coral bleaching caused by rising temperatures. In this article, we delve into the alarming issue of coral bleaching, its impact on the Great Barrier Reef and other coral…
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What If All Countries Achieved Equal Development? – The Utopian Dream

What If All Countries Achieved Equal Development? – The Utopian Dream

It is a tantalizing thought: what would the world be like if all countries were at the same level of industrial, economic, and social development? While it may seem like an impossible dream, it is worth exploring the potential consequences of this hypothetical scenario. Photo by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash Countries Achieved Equal Development - Supposed Positive Consequences: Global equality: Perhaps the most obvious consequence of equal development for all countries would be a decrease in global inequality. No longer would there be stark disparities in wealth, resources, and opportunities between developed and developing nations. Improved living standards: With equal…
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It’s Plastic Free July – Let’s Tackle Part of The World Pollution

It’s Plastic Free July – Let’s Tackle Part of The World Pollution

Plastic Free July © is a global movement that helps millions of people to be part of the solution to plastic pollution, to be able to have access to cleaner streets, oceans, communities and to grant a healthy future to our planet and future generations. Plastic Free July® is a key initiative of the Plastic Free Foundation that allows to work towards the vision of seeing a world free of plastic waste. From humble beginnings in 2011, the award-winning Plastic Free July campaign is the result of years of hard work. Baboon and plastic bottle - Credit: Sabrina Colombo This…
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5 June – World Environment Day

5 June – World Environment Day

Since 1974, World Environment Day has been celebrated every year on 5 June, engaging governments, businesses, and citizens in an effort to address pressing environmental issues. 143 different countries Worldwide take part in this important initiative and 2021 sees Pakistan as the host country of the event. World Environment Day has been a platform for raising awareness on environmental issues such as marine pollution, human overpopulation, global warming, sustainable consumption, and wildlife crime. Credit: Sabrina Colombo The theme of World Environment Day wants to underline how humans, for too long, have been exploiting and destroying the Planet’s ecosystems. According to…
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The Struggle For Conservation – Video Interview

The Struggle For Conservation – Video Interview

This is our first video interview with Sabrina Colombo, our collaborator from South Africa. Sabrina works as a Ranger in Leo Africa, a small closed corporation involved in conservation and anti-poaching in various game reserves. In this interesting interview with Sabrina, we will show you the amazing world of conservation through the wonderful and passionate words of a young woman who decided to dedicate her life to African wildlife and environment. What Does “Conservation” Mean? – The Defence Of Our Ecosystem - READ MORE During the interview, we treated mainly three important topics regarding the conservation and anti-poaching sector. Is…
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Why Japan Has Decided To Dump Nuclear Waste Into The Sea?

Why Japan Has Decided To Dump Nuclear Waste Into The Sea?

A few days ago, Japan dumped nuclear waste into the sea. How did this unpopular decision come about and why? Before moving on to the technical considerations of the fact, it is important to review the steps that led to this choice. On March 11, 2011 Japan recorded one of the largest earthquakes ever. A magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off Japan`s northeaster coast. Tsunami waves smashed the coast, causing massive damage and flooding across the Tohoku region. After a major earthquake, 15-metre tsunami disabled the power supply and cooling system of three Fukushima Daiichi reactors, at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear…
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Industrial Livestock Production Poisons The Earth More Than Smoking Factories

Industrial Livestock Production Poisons The Earth More Than Smoking Factories

Nowadays, we constantly hear about the destructive impact of various industries, car transport and our own habits on the environment. But what about industrial livestock production? Is our unrestrained appetite indifferent to the Earth? Cattle farming - PH Jo-Anne McArthur People in many parts of the world still find it difficult to imagine a meal that does not contain animal products. Bloody steaks, juicy burgers, grilled sausages, cheese, and eggs are an integral part of the diet of a large part of the population. Although more and more people choose to go vegan, they still make up a marginal percentage.…
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Water Scarcity: Is the Blue Planet Becoming a Desert?

Water Scarcity: Is the Blue Planet Becoming a Desert?

Water scarcity is a serious problem that could have a major bearing on humanity's near future. It is the most integral element of life and the foundation of existence. It would seem that there will never be a scarcity of it. After all, it covers over 70% of our planet. That amount of water cannot just disappear. What if it can? Water - PH Aaron Burden It is true that most of the Earth is covered with water. Unfortunately, 97% of this resource is salt water, completely undrinkable for humans and most animals. Most of the fresh water is stored in the…
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