The Enviroment Essay

355 WordsAug 5, 20122 Pages
Good morning /afternoon to all. Today I am going to talk to you about going green and environmental issues. I will be focusing on two major issues and how we can improve this situation for a better and cleaner future. The first issue I will be addressing is climate change. Over the last few years we have experienced a drastic change in our weather pattern. The change in temperature has implications in a number of sectors. Water resources are already under pressure. This affects agriculture where people will be forced to grow more drought-tolerant crops. Grassland pastures will also change to shrub and risk invasion by alien plants. The change in range for plant growth will also affect biodiversity, threatening the high number of endemic species. The areas at risk from malaria will also increase. So what can we do to stop it?? Well there are day to day choices we can all make such as wearing your jeans 3 times before washing them to save water and electricity, changing to low energy bulbs and not leaving electric gadgets on standby. Climate change is also a cause of another major issue. The next issue I would like to talk about is species extinction. Current practises that contribute to species extinction are habitat destruction, pollution invasive species, moving species from the wild into captivity and more. Scientists recognise that species continually disappear at a background extinction rate estimated at about one species per million per year, with new species replacing the lost in a sustainable fashion. Occasional mass extinctions convulse this orderly norm, followed by excruciatingly slow recoveries as new species emerge from the remaining gene-pool, until the world is once again repopulated by a different catalogue of flora and fauna. There are many ways for us to slow down the extinction process simple methods such as recycling, minimizing use of

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