An Earth That Needs a Re-Birth

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Sandalie Gamage

10 years.

We have been warned about climate change for three decades, and we’ve got one left before irreversible damage occurs.

According to Greenpeace.org, every minute a truckload of plastic is dumped into the ocean, and every minute, 40 football fields of trees are taken down, getting cut and burned, destroying millions of animals’ homes.

Globalcitizen.org adds that by 2050, 30%-50% of the world’s species will be extinct.

Carbon emissions increased globally in 2017 by 1.7%, and in 2018 it increased to 2.7%. While there is no official percentage for 2019 or 2020 yet, the numbers are expected to set a new record.

By 2100, Indonesia, Miami, Thailand, and Venice, will all be under water according to the claims of Weforum.com. This is a scary possibility, one that should at least inspire people to take serious action.

People believe that by using metal straws and having a Hydro Flask they are saving the earth, but the sad reality is that it is not enough even though every little bit does help some. Earth is the only home we have, and we need to do more to protect and save it.

From the glaciers melting to Australia burning, we need to open our eyes to reality and stop being too caught up in our own doings, and truly do something.

I always see tips and tricks to help “save the earth,” but these articles are hiding our fears, making us block out the real horrors to enable us to continue our ignorant lives.

With a projected ten years left before irreversible damage occurs, everything our civilizations has worked for will go to waste if we don’t change drastically. All of your studying, your all-nighters, practicing your sport for hours, researching the perfect college for you to follow your dreams, will all become meaningless.

It is up to our generation to make the next decisions to determine humanity’s fate.