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How do We Save Our Planet?

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’m back today after a week of writing, running, and work. Less writing this week because I had a busy week with work, and it is treadmill season, so I’m changing up my running routine. Not to mention day light savings time. This combination of a perfect storm had me exhausted at the end of the day.

At work this last week we had what management calls a boot camp. Kind of a training to hone your skills. Anyway, every morning to get things started we would do an ice breaker. One day one of the ice breakers was “Would you rather.”

One of the questions was “Would you rather live forever or move to a new planet?”

I chose, I would want to live forever. The reason being, I could see my kids grow up and see future generations. I was surprised to find other people in my group chose to move to a new planet because they didn’t want to see the demise of the earth.

My first thought when I heard this, was how do you know the earth is going to die? Maybe scientists will come up with something to keep it alive. So, I did some investigating and found that the earth is in fact, in dire straits. According to this article, https://www.livescience.com/ghastly-future-global-crises.html life as we know it will change drastically due to climate disruption, biodiversity decline, and human overpopulation and overconsumption.

This does not paint a pretty picture for our world. We need to start taking better care of our planet today to ensure future generations have a world they can live in. That means we need to clean up our act.

We need to clean up our oceans and plant more trees. Both are like the lungs of our earth. They both provide us the oxygen we need to breath and they soak up carbon dioxide out of our air.

So, there are two steps we can take. The next thing we need to do, is take care of our honeybees and other pollinators. By doing this, we will help slow down the biodiversity decline of our many plants and shrubs that we need to keep the earth alive.

The next thing we need to do is address human overpopulation and overconsumption. This is where we run into trouble. What do we do? Limit the number of kids people can have? Is that even ethical? Do we start rationing our resources? I don’t have an answer for this one. There are too many cons to these suggestions, so I pose the question to you. How do we save our earth? Leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you!

Author:

I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.

11 thoughts on “How do We Save Our Planet?

  1. Pesticides were banned here years ago in an effort to help the bees. Sure, my lawn is full of dandelions, but it makes the bees happy:-) The other thing is to stop pandering to the oil/gas lobby and start investing in solar and wind power.

  2. Change the way we consume. I recently stopped using plastic water bottles and bought a couple of metal bottles. Love them. We have a filter in our fridge, so I don’t use tap water. It’s the little changes we choose to make that will save our amazing planet. We are a reflection of our environment, so if you don’t like what you see, you have the power to change it. Great thought-provoking post, Lisa. Hugs!

    1. I love your answer, Sharon! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Plastic is a major problem especially for our oceans. I’m happy to hear you’re doing your part!

  3. This was a good post.

    I’ve read that people tend to have fewer children on average if they’re more highly educated. This effect is especially profound in lower-income countries and with girls. So if you can get them through high school (or the local equivalent), their average number of children drops quite a bit.

    So I think encouraging higher education through scholarships, grants, loan forgiveness, etc. and free primary and secondary education in every single country could be part of the puzzle.

    1. Oh, yeah! I didn’t even touch on education. Thanks for bringing that piece of the puzzle to the table. I think you are so right, Lydia! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. 🙂

  4. Very good post and a thought provoking one. I think education is critical. It is true that people with more education have fewer children. I have planted things in our garden that attract the bees.We also have a lot of trees on our one acre property. But I still own and drive a car that is not electric. The oil and gas industry is a BIG problem. We have horrific flooding in the West of Canada. Our Prime Minister has sent in the military to help and he went out to see the devastation. But…he has not committed to doing anything to wind down the oil and gas industry in Alberta. I think that there needs to be a big investment in retraining and re-educating workers in the oil and gas industries so they can go in a different direction. Easy for me to say I know but something must be done.

    1. You bring up a valid point. The oil and gas industry is wreaking havoc on our earth. We need to become less dependent on gas and oil as a planet, there are other energy sources like wind and solar that could be utilized that don’t harm the earth. Also, we need to develop more electric cars. Something that I didn’t address in my post, but I should have. Thanks for coming by and sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it!

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