In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we wanted to celebrate the impact we can all have in creating a meaningful and lasting change to the planet. Earth Day is a significant day on our calendar so we want to help to increase awareness about our planet and environment.
All over the world, we have an effect on the environment through all our actions or even by simply living as we do. We use electricity and water, use of transport such as cars, busses and airplanes to go to school or work. Even in the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, the deepest point on earth, scientists found plastic bags and beer cans! So remember Reduce – Recycle – Reuse!
The damage pollution does to our planet visible can be best seen with coral reefs. Colourful corals will die if the oceans they live in are too warm or polluted. They are dying as the oceans warm up due to pollution in the sky, and therefore the atmosphere traps more sunlight on earth and heats also the ocean water.
Climate change with tropical storms such as hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons all get their power from the warm ocean. So, the warmer the ocean, the stronger the storms are and the more often they happen!
More pollution causes higher temperatures. When temperatures get higher than normal, they cause more drought in already dry regions such as Africa and also cause the ice to melt in the Arctic and Antarctic. This causes increases in the ocean/sea level. Over 525 square feet (almost 50 square meters) of ice to melt every year!
There are so many things you can do to help us all make a difference and help the environment and the whole of the World!
🌎Happy World Earth Day x