Without an equal voice in the conversation about climate change, representation is lost. Many times, a lost voice is that of the disabled community. In order move forward, the disability community needs to be fully represented in order to build a sustainable future.
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Greenhouse gas emissions have increased greatly, by about 45%, since the start of the Industrial Revolution. This increase in greenhouse gases is causing and will continue to cause catastrophic damage to our planet if we, as a society, do not take action to ensure sustainable practices are used around the world.
The survival and protection of polar bears and their habitat are urgent issues. “Their dependence on sea ice means that climate warming poses the single most important threat to [polar bears'] persistence,” a team of researchers reported in the Cryosphere, a journal of the European Geosciences Union.
“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”
- John Muir
Deforestation is the clearing of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a non-forest use, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land.
For centuries, people have found ways to compensate for Mother Nature’s uneven distribution of water. The number of people with access to clean water has increased from 76 percent in 1990 to 91 percent in 2015. Even so, the number of people without this type of access, 663 million is still too high. Even more troubling, 40 percent of the global population experiences some degree of water scarcity, most of which are from developing countries.
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