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Dear MEL Topic Readers,
Could humans really destroy all life on Earth?
Replacing fuel-engine vehicles with electric-motor cars or uploading photos instead of printing them won’t be enough to save the planet. These actions won’t solve the present and clear danger that humans and the environment are creating. Every human on Earth is producing more anthropogenic mass, human-made stuff, than their bodyweight every week. In fact, humans produce 300 million tons of plastics and use an unimaginable amount of concrete every year. Also, as we emit more carbon dioxide, it will increase ocean acidity. Because of the human activities to produce and consume more day by day, the oceans seem to be acidifying faster now than they did in the last 300 million years. Human activities are indeed depleting the Earth’s resources, stripping the emotional health of humans, and degrading the habitats. Setting goals for carbon neutrality, which many large companies are claiming, is neither enough nor effective to solve this deep-rooted problem because none of them wants to sell less. But that is what is exactly needed to avoid depleting the resources and killing ourselves. Yes. Produce, consume, and use less. Behavioral changes are needed such as reducing the number of photos uploading on Instagram, packing with less cardboard or plastic, and cooking just enough to fill the stomachs. Indeed, humans are the most influential force on the planet. We are the ones to change.
Enjoy reading the article and think about what you can reduce or stop doing.