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Why man should care about the environment

The environment around us is an essential part of human survival. I like to believe that people who do not care about the environment simply do not understand how important it is to all of us, and that it probably does not affect them directly. These are my reasons why we should be concerned about the environment.

Environment

Taking care of the environment makes the world a better place

A clean environment is essential for healthy living

The more you don’t care about the environment, the more it will become polluted with contaminants and toxins that have a harmful impact on our health. Air pollution can cause respiratory diseases and cancer, among other problems. Water pollution can lead to typhoid, diarrheal diseases, and other ailments. The local authorities have to promote caring for the environment.

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Earth is warming

For the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change, adapt to its impact and mitigate its effects.

 

Children yet unborn will appreciate it

There is the need to look ahead into the future, there must be a realisation of the fact that there are attendant consequences if we waste and destroy natural resources, and unsustainably exhaust the land – instead of using it in a way that will increase its usefulness. So it is our duty to leave the Earth in a better state that we met for the unborn generation.

 

Biodiversity is key

Biological diversity or biodiversity refers to the variety of plants, animals, and other living things in our world. It can be negatively influenced by habitat loss and degradation due to human activity, climate change, and pollution, among other things.

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Planet earth is our home

Until when technology makes it possible for human being to permanently reside in space or any other planet, the Earth for now is our home – it is where we live, so we had better take good care of it. For sure, we would be doing our world and ourselves a lot of good if we do the simplest things in our home or wherever we find ourselves to make this a reality.

 

What can we do?

The problems we are facing now are tough. However, the good news is that, you don’t have to be an expert or a millionaire to save the Planet – everyone can help to do their bit for the environment. In other words, if each of us can be more conscious of environmental issues and willing to take some simple steps to save the Planet, we can make a huge difference.

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Nowadays, with increasing environmental awareness among the public, people around the world are coming together to fight for a greener future, and the effort has been yielding great results. As a pioneering member of environmental advocacy community, Better World International, is always committed to improve and take care of our immediate environment, by providing practical tips to its members on the things they can do to live more sustainably and save the Earth.

By Olumide Idowu (Team Lead, Climate Wednesday; @OlumideIDOWU)

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