We talk more and more about environmental protection. How are we concerned? What impact does this have on our daily lives?
Protecting the environment means preserving the survival and future of humanity. Indeed, the environment is our source of food and drinking water. The air is our source of oxygen. The climate allows our survival. And biodiversity is a potential reservoir of medicines. Preserving the environment is, therefore, a matter of survival.
Protecting the environment means protecting our source of food and drinking water
Everything we eat and drink comes from nature. But all pollution ends up in our food: in the water we drink or in what we eat. And these pollutants can make us develop diseases or malformations.
So we must make sure that nature produces enough healthy food and water. To do this, we must avoid polluting the land and sea. We must avoid the careless dumping or spreading of chemicals.
Protecting our food source means preserving survival and, therefore, the future of humanity.
Protecting the environment means preserving the quality of the air we breathe
Air is absolutely essential to our survival. We cannot survive more than a few minutes without breathing. Air brings us oxygen, fuel for our cells.
But when we breathe, we don’t just inhale oxygen. We also take in many other things. With each breath, we take in gases and particles that are in the atmosphere. Some of these gases and particles are harmful to our bodies. So with every breath, we take in a little bit of poison. Breathing puts our health at risk and makes us sick. But breathing should only keep us alive.
We must therefore take care not to pollute our atmosphere. We must not release harmful gases or particles that are dangerous to life.
Protecting the quality of our air means protecting our health and, therefore, the future of humanity.
Protecting the environment means preserving the climate we know
Our societies have lifestyles adapted to the current climate. If the climate changes, our societies will not be adapted to it. Some regions will suffer serious disorders. Depending on where in the world we live, we will see rising waters, droughts, repeated floods, violent storms, etc. These cataclysms will make populations flee or decimate them. People will have to move or change their way of life. Conflicts will break out to be able to live in the spared regions.
Flora and fauna will evolve with the modification of the climate. Some plants will no longer be adapted. Local agriculture will be affected. Parasites will spread to new regions, spreading diseases to humans, plants, and animals.
We are already beginning to notice that the global temperature of the Earth is increasing. And this change is extremely rapid. Nature will not have time to adapt. The current balance will be upset.
We must therefore limit our impact on the climate by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. Because our atmospheric emissions accentuate the natural greenhouse effect, which contributes to heating our planet. To do this, we must, in particular, take care to limit our energy consumption.
Taking care not to deteriorate the climate means preserving the Earth’s fragile balance and therefore the future of humanity.
Protecting the environment means preserving the biodiversity we need
Biodiversity is the variety of animal and plant species in nature. All these species must be respected and preserved, for the sole reason that they are GOD’s creation, like man.
But all these species are also necessary for the survival and future of man.
Plants and animals can contribute to our health. For it is among the wild species, sometimes still unknown, that man has discovered or will still discover medicines.
It is also these wild species that can help our agriculture. They can help to improve the yield or the resistance to diseases of our plantations or our breeding.
Nature is a source of future discoveries and solutions to our problems. It would be suicidal to destroy it all before we can benefit from it.
We must prevent the destruction of natural areas. We must protect endangered species.
To preserve biodiversity is to preserve a reservoir of future solutions to our problems. It is to preserve the future of humanity.
Protecting the environment concerns each and every one of us
You must become aware and make everyone aware of the importance of protecting the environment. Because to protect the environment is to protect humanity and allow it to survive. Man does not live alone and isolated. He lives in an environment in which he is totally dependent.
Living in cities, surrounded by technology, often makes us forget this. But if we deteriorate our environment, it will quickly remind us of our dependence on it.
To ensure survival and, therefore, the future of humanity, it is essential to protect the environment today.