Did you know that 1 in 10 people breathe clean air?
From the State to each consumer. We are all key pieces in this story. The planet is increasingly being affected by the daily actions of the human being,affecting the environment. The excessive use of plastics single-use, emissions from CO2 alarming by the industries, the waste we produce, the unregulated exploitation of our natural resources, etc. is globally affecting our lives.
We must pay attention to the consequences of our events and take action in the face of the dangers we face in the not too distant future. Bulet's look solutions!
The reduction of the green mass on Earth seriously threatens not only the air we breathe but also the fauna and flora.
Why is the green mass reduced?
Human activities is one of the main reasons.
To be more specific, we are talking about the deforestation, which consists of indiscriminately cutting green surfaces for a specific purpose.
Among the main causes, is population growth, which goes hand in hand with creations of new developments and industries.
Also agricultural, livestock and mining activities are responsible for environmental degradation.
On the other hand, there are natural causes as well, such as forest fires that help the greenhouse effect and at climate changeJoin the global warming.
Forests cover less than 30% of the world's land area
More than 1.6 billion people are the ones who depend on green fields to live. As we already know, forests are the most important thing in the ecosystem, since it helps to mitigate the climate change. Its main function is to absorb the carbon dioxide of the environment. This remains stored in the wood. In other words, they are the lungs of the planet.
Breathing air polluted by toxic substances can have serious health implications; diseases that affect the respiratory system and the nervous system and are more serious, such as cancer, birth defects and brain damage.
Many areas are being affected. We have recently seen and suffered the indiscriminate fire in the Amazon and now it is the turn of Australia's forests, which is suffering severely from the consequences of severe forest exploitation and global warming.
There is hope
In the case of Europe, forests have grown more than 30% since 1950 and the European paper industry contributes to the increase of the wooded area, since the wood used to make paper is planted and cultivated in plantations that are continually regenerating and replanting and that otherwise would not exist.
"The trick is to become aware"