Millions of people around Texas have gone without power in the middle of their most dangerous winter storm in centuries. Some politicians have gone on to say that this is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime situation for Texans but many climate change scientists believe that this is only the start of a grim future for […]
Category: Ocean Pollution
In the United States, transportation is the nations’ main issuer of carbon dioxide. To change this requires a cooperative effort from multiple levels of the government. Together, they’d need to provide charging stations, clean energy technology, and electric vehicles, which are are all steps towards carbon-free transportation.
Pollution is a well-known and commonly talked about topic, especially in politics, and when it’s in reference to places that we can clearly see (such as cities, the sides of highways, or forests), we can gage at how serious the situation is. However, the ocean is expansive and just as mysterious to humanity as space […]
Pollution not only exists in the air. There are varying forms of pollution, including ocean pollution. Over the past couple of years, ocean pollution has increased ten-fold. There are different pollutants that are under the umbrella of ocean pollution. To eliminate and prevent ocean pollution, we must first understand the different pollutants. Listed below are […]
There is a current, world-wide crisis concerning plastic. Plastic is polluting our lands and bodies of water. Here are some reasons why you should stop ignoring the plastic epidemic. Chemicals Seep Into Things Plastic is full of chemicals that tend to seep into things and make things toxic. For example, the chemicals that come out […]
It’s no secret that our planet is experiencing a global climate crisis. Report after report shows that greenhouse gas emissions are disrupting our planet’s protective ozone layer. Greenhouse gases like water vapor, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane are in our atmosphere. This blanket of gasses traps the heat we get from the sun and keeps the climate warm and sustainable for current human life. Without this protective layer, the planet would be about 60 degrees cooler, which is too cold. The fact that we live inside a greenhouse is good. The problem is that we are thickening the protective blanket by emitting too many greenhouse gases. Our greenhouse is getting hotter.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have some knowledge about the extent of ocean plastic in our oceans and the devastating effect on our planet. There are innocent marine animals that are being killed daily by consuming single-use plastics or simply being caught in plastic items including turtles getting plastic objects stuck […]