Children now have the privilege to be able to play on playgrounds, with fresh air, in nice cities. However, hundreds of years in the future this will not be the case. Picture the following generations playing on landfills, with polluted air, in worn-down cities. At this point in time, society has the ability to change the direction of our Earth’s environmental problems. While funding may be expensive, a large sum of money should go toward the green movement because we can limit greenhouse gases and preserve marine life in order to save the earth and the forthcoming generations.
Greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere generate global disasters such as melted polar ice caps, warm and acidic oceans and polluted air. These problems ruin the homes of many of earth’s inhabitants. One way to preserve the Earth is to purchase an electric vehicle which emits half as much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere yearly as the conventional gas car. Less greenhouse gases means a cleaner earth.
Off the coast of the U.S, a trash heap twice the size of Texas has developed called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. There’s 180-times more garbage than marine life, forcing animals like sea turtles to consume plastic. We propose to work on stricter recycling and to fund innovative solutions to the garbage patch such as petroleum decomposing microbes.
Keeping this in mind, humans need to have a symbiotic relationship with the Earth. We need to take care of the world, as it takes care of us.
Cora Rose Hannigan