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There is no escaping the fact that the world is facing a climate crisis. Our environment is in trouble and unless we immediately start to work to reverse the effects that years of bad choices have caused then we will not be able to fix these problems and as such will face a much wider set of problems when the effects caused by climate change really start to take hold.
The age-old debates that circle around this topic are over who is responsible for fixing it. Some may say that the governments of the world are to blame for not doing enough, and leaving it late. Others may say that it is greedy businesses that have pushed us to consume more and more so that they can reap the rewards of our money.
Whoever you think is the problem, the fact of the matter is that all of humanity is to blame, and we all must be the ones to make a change that will see it getting fixed. There are so many areas that are affected, it is hard to know where to start. Here are a few things that you could think about doing within your life right away.
Believe it or not, fresh drinking water is in short supply. By 2025 it is estimated that 1.8 billion people will not have access to clean drinking water. Recently, South Africa was on the brink of turning its entire water system off for good as they were virtually out. Although the world is seventy percent water, we have less than one percent of that that is safe to drink.
If you want to reduce the amount of water you are using, get a water container such as those found at Clark Tanks to capture rainwater in. You can use this for anything around your home that does not require clean drinking water
Having a car that has low emissions is an ideal situation, even better if you have an electric car. Though whatever car you are driving, carpooling is a great way of reducing the number of vehicles of the roads. You could also look at walking where possible, or cycling, or taking public transport instead of your car.
Review Your Energy Situation
Find out where your energy supplier gets its power from. Many companies still use coal to produce the majority of their power. If your provider still gets its electricity that way, it is time for you to ditch and switch. There are lots of companies that have fully renewable energy available and you should take your custom to them instead.
Eat Less Meat
The UN have said that eating meat is a major contributing factor to global warming. The farming of animals causes lots of issues such as deforestation for land, as well as pollution through soil contamination, water pollution, and an overuse of water. Even by cutting down your meat consumption you could have a positive effect on the environment.