Who’s Responsible for Climate Change? – Part 1

Climate change is not a hoax. It’s caused by mankind and we’re witnessing the effects. Unless we ramp up our efforts to reduce carbon pollution, the effects could well destroy the climate that is responsible for modern civilisation in the first place. As each of these points is vital to the future of our planet, let’s tackle them one by one. Greenhouse gases The greenhouse effect is why we have a planet to live on. The basics of physics have...

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Who’s Responsible for Climate Change? – Part 2

The direct warming intensifies droughts by drying out and heating land that has been affected by less precipitation. The droughts are also worsened by warming due to early snowmelt, which reduces a vital reservoir used in the West in the dry summer season. Also, climate change alters precipitation patterns, which results in parched semi-arid-regions. Scientists have said that they are seeing this happen in the Mediterranean, as well as, apparently, in the southwest. The early snowmelt, and the heating and...

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How to Eat a More Sustainable Diet – Part 2

Buy fair trade When you purchase foods that are fair trade, you’re investing in a movement with a purpose to improve the working environment of farmers and holding farms responsible for meeting environmental standards. Whether a cereal or a chocolate bar, purchasing fair trade food means that you’re buying GMO-free foods that were made with sustainably-sourced water and soil. The majority of fair trade food is also organic. Buy ugly-looking fruits and vegetables This might sound odd but when you’re...

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How to Eat a More Sustainable Diet – Part 1

While many people constantly endeavour to eat a more healthy and balanced diet, that doesn’t mean that it’s a more sustainable one. It’s every bit as important, in the world in which we live, to adopt a diet with sustainability in mind. The Earth has been harmed by the animal agriculture industry and so we’re relying more on soil from abroad for our produce. Therefore, we need to think about what we can do to cook and eat in a...

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