Human caused climate change is causing global warming at an alarming rate. It is proven to increase: the loss of biodiversity, rising sea levels, desertification, wildfires, water shortage, crop failure, and extreme weather. All causing major implications for humans, animals, and the environment.
Carbon emissions from energy use, are rising at the fastest rate yet. As a result, 2019 was the second warmest year on record (according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization).
In 2017, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation estimated that live stock production is responsible for 14.5% of global green house gas emissions, which is more pollution than all transport combined. The animal agriculture industry also contributes to a huge carbon foot print through the transportation & distribution involved, the destroying of rain forests for grazing cattle space and the space used for growing grain for feed.
Plastic pollution takes 500 - 1000 years to degrade. Humans now buy a million plastic bottles a minute. Approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used every year. This all contributes to the 300 million tons of plastic (50% of which is single use) that is created yearly, this weighs the same as the entire human population.
It is estimated that around 8 million metric tons of this plastic enters the ocean each year. If we are to continue in this way, by 2050, the ocean will contain more plastic by weight than fish. As a result, 100 million marine animals die each year from plastic waste alone.
EXTINCTION & DESTRUCTION
The Earth is losing animal species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the natural rate, because of human-caused destruction of their natural environments.
As of today we have destroyed over half of the worlds coral reefs. Coral reefs are vital to the survival of beings from the bottom to the top of the food chain. if we are to destroy all coral reefs we could loose a vast amount of species , even dolphins and whales.
In 2018 we lost over 120,000 square kilometers of tropical rain forests to deforestation.
Around 137 different species of animal become extinct each day due to deforestation.
Wildfires are now larger than ever because of global warming. In 2020 the wildfires in Australia burnt 15.6 million acres of forest, killing roughly 1 billion animals, including 600,000 to 700,000 species, many which could only be found in Australia.
We must act now!