Recently, there has been a video going viral on multiple social media platforms of Bill Nye getting absolutely pissed at our generation who grew up with him for wrecking the earth. He states that "by the end of this century if emissions keep rising the average temperature on earth could go up another four to eight degrees.". He goes on to explain that the planet is on fire and that in order to solve the issue we need money. He angrily asserts that we are adults now and there is an actual crisis going on that we must pay attention to and do our very best to address.
If Bill Nye the Science Guy tells us we should be worried about the earth, then we should be damn worried about the earth! Bill Nye and scientific organizations have significant reasons for being concerned about our precious earth. For instance, "408 parts per million is the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere, as of 2018, is the highest it has been in 3 million years" (Climate change). In addition to this increasing concentration of CO2 in our atmosphere, the emissions continue to rise at an alarming rate. Specifically, "eleven percent of all global greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans are caused by deforestation — comparable to the emissions from all of the cars and trucks on the planet" (Climate Change). The earth is suffering because we are not taking care of and respecting it! If we continue at this rate, we nor mother nature will last much longer.
What are some ways you can contribute to a greener earth? You can eat less meat, use paperless and recycle more, use canvas bags instead of plastic, start a compost pile, replace your light bulbs with eco-friendly ones, chose cloth over paper, cut down on energy use in your house, reduce water waste, recycle car parts, skip the bottled water, recycle your electronics, buy in bulk, and borrow instead of buying items. These are just some examples of the many ways you can contribute to a green, sustainable planet. Let's give back to mother nature what she deserves and treat the earth with respect! The time is NOW. Go green today!