Saving the world for the future

Saving the world for the future

Chase Rumler, Staff Writer

Our “green” earth is in danger, and it is our own fault. The issue is that we preach reuse and recycle. We are told what are the right things to do to save our earth and keep it clean. We as a planet have done a subpar job of following those things, we happen to be the complete opposite. This is important because we need to preserve the world as long as we can, so our generations to come can live in a clean world. We overuse energy in ways we don’t need to. Global carbon emissions are up to 76 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions.

The reason that this needs to change, is because air pollution causes 9% of global deaths. Causing 5 million deaths each year. And we are the ones doing this to ourselves, if we want this earth to last for the ones after us, we need to do a better job doing the little things right.

In an article written by Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser called Air Pollution, their studies found that air pollution is one of the world’s largest health and environmental problems. It develops in two contexts, indoor air pollution, and outdoor air pollution. Outdoor pollution attributed to 3.4 million deaths each year, outdoor air pollution is one of the world’s largest health problems. Air pollution is the 4th leading cause of death per year.

In the article Air Pollution, Hannah Ritchie states, “Death rates from air pollution are highest in low-to-middle income countries, with more than 100-fold differences in rates across the world.” Showing that the severity is different for the different levels of income. The upper class, less affected, by this because their indoor pollution is held together well much better than that of a lower-income family. 

There is an article called World Earth Day: Nine ways to keep the planet safe, written by Mehak Aggarwal, and he tells us about how we can make our world last longer by just doing simple things. Simple things like, ride a bike or walk if it is in distance, turn your lights off, don’t use energy when you don’t need to, recycle more. Reusing things can help a lot too, the less waste we have on our planet, the better we will leave the earth for future generations. 

Mehak Aggarwal, student of final year, B. Tech. Computer Science, UIET, Panjab University, Chandigarh, says that, “Eco-friendly products promote green living that helps conserve energy and also prevent air, water, and noise pollution. They prove to be boons for the environment and also prevent human health from deterioration.” She teaches us that doing these small simple things will lead to a longer lasting earth, and healthier planet. 

Eco-friendly products promote green living that helps conserve energy and also prevent air, water, and noise pollution. They prove to be boons for the environment and also prevent human health from deterioration.”

— Mehak Aggarwal

I feel that we need to do a better job overall, including myself. To preserve the planet for as long as possible. It is true that this generation, and the next, and the next, etc, will not exist when the planet becomes extinct. But that does not mean we just give up and leave it in an unsuitable manner for the future. That does not sit well with me. 

The data and research we saw today will change other peoples views on the earth, and where it will be, far from now. I hope this helps and we can all start doing our part better to help the future generations. 

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