The Importance Of The Environment

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Earth is our home. The environment here on Earth is what made us and what is sustaining us. Earth has been the home for the modern human for the past two-hundred thousand years, just a drop in the bucket when looking back how old is Earth. The two-hundred thousand year history of modern humans hasn't affected Earth as much as it did the last one-hundred fifty since the Industrial Revolution. Since the Industrial Revolution, mankind has had devastating effects on the environment. The Earth has been ransacked by people for its natural resources. If mankind doesn’t act now and become environmentally conscious there will be devastating effects in the future. People need to realize that in order to succeeded as a species we need to care for our environmental sustainability. The concept of sustainability is that its based on the premise that people and their communities are made up of environmental, economic and social systems that are constantly working together to achieve balance in ecosystem.
The Earth is currently shared by 7.046 billion people. Everyone wants to live a extravagantly and have a nice life. Today humanity uses the equivalent of 1.5 planets to provide the resources we use and absorb our waste. This means it now takes the Earth one year and six months to regenerate what we use in a year. If this continues to year 2050, the number increases to three Earths. (EPA). The problem is that mankind only has one Earth. Caring for the environment in a sustainable way is the best option people have to continue thriving as a species. As defined by the EPA sustainability is based on a simple principle: everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Susta...

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...y’s to mend Earth of global warming. Global Warming will have to be fought head on and it will involve sacrificing something for the better good, everyone can contribute to global warming but it’s harder to reverse global warming, this is why everything matters. The three R rule reduce, reuse and recycle can go a long way in trying to stop global warming. The Earth has been ransacked by people for its natural resources. If mankind doesn’t act now and become environmentally conscious there will be devastating effects in the future. People need to realize that in order to succeeded as a species we need to care for our environmental sustainability. The concept of sustainability is that its based on the premise that people and their communities are made up of environmental, economic and social systems that are constantly working together to achieve balance in ecosystem.
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