Mother Nature in Danger

The World is Paying Attention


Curtesy of Conserve Energy Future

Haley Mengerink, Staff Writer

Environmental problems have become a big topic of conversation in recent years, and more people are beginning to pay attention to the help our Earth needs. One of the most talked about environmental issues today is global warming, but according to Conserve Energy Future , “Global warming is only one of several struggles that our planet is currently facing.”

Other examples of problems include overpopulation, waste disposal, deforestation, and pollution. According to the World Health Organization, “Air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk.” Our eco-system is suffering, our climate is changing, and our resources are becoming more rare. These could cause human life to suffer and decrease in the future.

For years, we have been taught ways to help save the earth and our resources. But it is rare that we listen to this advice and prepare to make a change. According to Global Citizen, “Now is the most important time to begin making a change.” You may be wondering what you can do to help. Many common ways to help save our planet include recycling old belogings, reducing food waste, avoiding using plastic products, and treating Earth with respect overall. If we start now, our planet may have a chance to turn itself around, but we have to be willing to make changes.