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Saving Our Planet Earth and Protecting Our Future.

By Rupli1 Sep 01, 2013 785 Words
Mary Ann RupliStudent ID= 5837

Title:Saving Our Planet Earth and Protecting Our Future.

Can I borrow a few minutes of your time? Good. A few minutes of your time will be long enough to direct your attention to saving our planet and guaranteeing our future. Have you ever wonder what effects population increase has on our environment? At the present time, there are more than seven billion people in the world. If these people are properly organized and motivated, we can dramatically reduce the effects of global warming. There are several ways that people can help in protecting our environment. We can do this by changing our lifestyle by saving our water resources, reducing toxicity by not using those products that contain chlorofluorocarbons, and protecting our air and conserving our energy resources, all of these are very helpful if we were to create a better world for the people of this planet.

To begin reducing global warming, we must make an effort to conserve and protect our limited clean water resources in order to ensure the future of this vital source of life. We must always remember that ninety-seven percent of all water on earth is salt water. Only three percent of remaining water on earth is fresh, and, of that three percent, only one percent is suitable for drinking, so we must treat it as a precious commodity. Since the world's population stands at seven billion people, and is quickly moving to ten billion before mid-century, it only makes sense that we must take action now to preserve and protect our limited water supplies.

First, we must do all in our power as ordinary consumers to preserve clean drinking water in our everyday usage. Second, we must check and fix any water leaks in our households and community establishments. Third, we must install water saving devices in our faucets and toilets. Then, we must avoid washing dishes and brushing our teeth with the water running continuously. Finally, we must install a low-flow shower head, and spend less time in the shower.

For our next step in minimizing the effect of global warming on our environment, we must reduce toxicity in order to protect our ozone layer. Without intending to do so, we contribute individually and collectively through our lifestyle and personal habits to the problem of global warming. Now, we must stop using these personal care items such as hair spray, deodorant spray, shaving cream, and other aerosol-based products that cause harm to our fragile ozone layer, which protects us from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays from the sun. Next, we must discontinue the use of all household products that contain chlorofluorocarbons. Then after that, we must reduce our reliance on products that cause damage to the ozone layer through overuse of refrigeration, air conditioning, and automobiles. Finally, we must dispose our toxic waste properly to protect the environment and our water resources.

Additionally, in our fight to reduce global warming, we must protect the quality of our air and conserve energy. To begin with, we must report smoking vehicles to our local environmental protection agency. Next, we must never allow slow-burning, smoldering fires to burn trash and leaves, which produces large amounts of air pollution. Then, we must conserve energy whenever we can. Buying locally-grown foods and produce that require a minimum amount of transportation to the market, plus purchasing goods and appliances that are energy efficient and that utilize recycled products in their manufacture will also help. After that, we must change the way we fuel our economy. We must stop burning coal, fossil fuels, and petroleum. Instead, we must use alternative sources of energy such as solar, wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal energies. Finally, we must encourage our law makers at the local, state, and national levels to support laws and regulations that are environmentally friendly and that are aimed at producing a better and safer future for all of us.

In conclusion, by involving ourselves in saving our water resources, reducing toxicity by not using those products that contain chlorofluorocarbons, we are saving our ozone layer protect us from skin cancer, cataracts, crop failures, and disruption of the marine ecosystem; in addition, we are minimizing the effect of global warming on our environment. At the same time, by protecting our air and conserving our energy resources we will have a huge impact in saving our planet earth from destruction. Protecting the future of the human race will depend upon the people of the world organizing their lives, their communities, and their governments in such a way as to preserve and protect the environmental integrity of the planet that we all share.

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