Let’s Take Care Of Our Environment!

Lets Take Care Of Our Environment!

Daniela Agustin, Science and Nature

We are all so selfish. Let’s admit most of us don’t care about the environment or the animals in it. Then when animals are endangered and our environment is polluted we start worrying and blaming politicians, scientists, or environmentalists when we are the ones that actually caused all of this. This article was not written with the purpose of making you feel guilty; it is written with the purpose of making you care for the environment and every organism in the world.

There are a lot of positive things people have done to take care of the environment by keeping it clean and safe. Just because a person is doing something to help the environment does not mean that we shouldn’t. For example, Team Sea or stylized as #TeamSea is an international collaborative fundraiser project run by YouTubers Mr. Beast and Mark Rober. They aim to raise 30 million U.S. dollars, pledging to remove 30,000,000 pounds of marine debris from the ocean by the end of 2021. In just 55 days of this fundraiser, it attracted attention and donations from dozens of public figures, including Elon Musk (who gave $1 million), Twitter co-founder/CEO Jack Dorsey ($350,000), YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki ($200,000). This is clearly amazing what all these Youtubers and Public Figures are doing to help the environment.

Like in everything there is a good and bad side to everything, many people help and care for the environment and so many people don’t care and cause all the bad in the environment. For example, about 50 years ago there were 700,000 leopards, and today there are closer to 50,000. Leopards are hunted for their beautiful coats, which help to disguise them. About 5,000 leopards are killed each year!! A woolly mammoth is the best-known of all mammoth species. These massive animals died out around 7,500 years ago, after the end of the last Ice Age. Climate change and the ice age played a big role in their extinction because they had a hard time adapting. Recent studies think that humans may have also been driving in their extinction, or at least the final cause. A large amount of hunting and the stresses of a warming climate are a killer combination, and it seems even the all-mighty mammoth could not resist the human appetite in a changing world.

I am not telling everyone who is reading this to become vegan and change their lifestyle to save the animals. But, it is important to know that if we don’t take care of our environment we are harming where we live and making it an unhealthy environment. We are also harming the animals we eat, for example, if a cow eats some plastic that was littered and you then ate the cow. The message I am trying to convey is that we should take care of our environment, make a difference in the environment, and change it for the better.