As the world rapidly changes, it continues to deteriorate. Alarming issues are at their peak to be addressed. Do you know the condition of our planet right now? Here are the Earth problems that you might still not know:
Natural Source Depletion
Natural resources are those materials created in nature that exist to satisfy human needs and wants. We have two natural resources: renewable resources and non-renewable resources. Renewable sources come from natural sources or processes that are constantly replenished such as, air, water, and sunlight. On the other hand, non-renewable sources cannot be replaced by natural means and diminish upon consumption.
According to research, resource depletion is the faster consumption of a resource than being replenished. Due to industrialization, overpopulation, and pollution, our natural resources continue to deplete. Using fossil fuel as our source of energy is the primary reason for global warming and climate change. Our resources will eventually run out, and we will be left with no choice.
Genetic engineering uses recombinant DNA (rDNA) technology to alter the genetic makeup of an organism. The alteration of genes and manipulation of DNA can help the organism become "better."
However, the goal to make better alternatives, such as genetic modification of food, results in additional toxins to the target plant/organism that can be transferred when consumed by living species. These toxins may result in unpredictable consequences such as creating pathogens, which makes bacteria and viruses stronger and more resistant. The increased use of toxic chemicals to make insect-resistant plants can be a severe Earth problem and harmful to wildlife and humans.
Acid rain is caused by a chemical reaction that begins when sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides are released into the air. Over the past years, power plants, fossil fuels, exhaust from vehicles released the majority of sulfur dioxides and nitrogen oxides which have changed the atmosphere's gases. These pollutants are the primary cause of acid rain.
The effect of acid rain is harmful to wildlife. It causes some fish species to die because of the low pH level of water (acidic). Moreover, as the acid rain flows to the soil, more aluminum is released, removing the minerals and nutrients from the ground that the trees need to grow. Even we, humans, are affected by this. Walking in acid rain or swimming in water bodies affected by acid rain is dangerous to our health. The chemicals from acid rain can be inhaled through our lungs and may affect various health problems that may lead to heart attack, heart disease, and lung problems.
Waste disposal is the collection, processing, and recycling or deposition of waste materials of human society. The chemical waste from different power plants, factories, and hospitals ends up in landfills where it contaminates the soil, which harms the plants and animals that will have contact with it.
The majority of the pollution in water bodies is plastic. This dramatically endangers life on marine species since their habitat is destroyed and contaminated by plastic waste. They die due to suffocation, and ten metric tons of plastic products can break down into smaller pieces and be consumed by animals. The chemicals could be transferred from the plastic leeches to marine life and us upon consumption. Moreover, pollution is caused by plastics and harmful chemicals that threaten access to clean water. Numerous bodies of water are contaminated, which arise to specific health issues and deaths.
Modern inventions and innovations are created to address this Earth’s problems. Renewable resources such as wind, water, and solar are used to decrease natural resource depletion. Inventions of electric-powered vehicles are made to reduce the fossil fuel consumption that harms the ozone layer.
A plastic ban is imposed to decrease the wastes caused by the plastic industry. Innovations such as reusable products are promoted to be used instead of plastic. We at purifyou try to provide sustainable solutions while keeping up with modern styles. We offer products with 100% Earth-friendly materials. Moreover, a portion of our sales goes to our Project: Giveback where we partner with Helping Hand for Relief and Development to provide people access to clean water.
Now that you’re aware of the Earth’s problem. Are you ready to make a change? Dump those plastic bags!