Com o entendimento atual das proporções do elementos em nosso planeta sabemos que o ideal seria chamado-lo de Água, não Terra. Mesmo com o conhecimento da abundância de água no planeta sabe-se também que 97,4% desse total é salgada. O restante - água doce - está em sua maior parte congelada ou presa debaixo da terra. Resta menos de 1% de água doce disponível para ser tratada e consumida por diversas espécies e obviamente nós, seres humanos.
E o que nós, seres altamente inteligentes e complexos, fazemos? Globalmente gastamos quase que 92% desse pequena quantidade de água doce na agropecuária, principalmente para irrigação dos cultivos de plantas que são transformadas em ração para os animais que abatemos para o consumo. São utilizados entre 10.000 e 20.000 litros de água doce para produzir 1 kg de carne de boi, e anualmente no Brasil são gastos cerca de 202 bilhões de litros de água na pecuária. Isso equivale ao gasto anual de uma cidade com 3 milhões de habitantes, como Salvador.
A ONU estima que até 2030 mais de 60% da população humana mundial não terá acesso à água doce potável diariamente. Mas garanto que todas vacas, frangos e afins vão continuar com seus estoques de água intactos.
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100s of 1000s of sea turtles and other marine mammals die each year from ocean pollution and entanglement from marine debris. This is manmade waste that is directly or indirectly disposed of in our oceans. Most trash reaches the sea via rivers, 80% of which originates from.landfills and other urban sources. This waste tends to accumulate in gyres, areas of slow spiralling water along coastlines around the world. The north pacific gyre is home to the great pacific garbage patch, a large area that is approx the size of texas with debris extending 20 feet down into the water column. Its estimated this plastic island contains 3.5 millions tons of trash and could double in size in the next 5 years! For every 1kg if plankton in this area there is 6kg of plastic. I personally think a mass clean up of all that junk if ever possible should be undertaken over time. Alot of of it will end up swept across our oceans spreading the deathly effects it can have over the entire ocean ecosystem.
"A report released this week by advocacy group Environmental Justice Australia presents a confronting analysis of toxic emissions from Australia’s coal-fired power plants.
The report, which investigated pollutants including fine particles, nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide, also highlights our deeply inadequate mercury emissions regulations. In New South Wales the mercury emissions limit is 666 times the US limits, and in Victoria there is no specific mercury limit at all.
This is particularly timely, given that yesterday the Minamata Convention, a United Nations treaty limiting the production and use of mercury, entered into force. Coal-fired power stations and some metal manufacturing are major sources of mercury in our atmosphere, and Australia’s per capita mercury emissions are roughly double the global average.
In fact, Australia is the world’s sixteenth-largest emitter of mercury, and while our government has signed the Minamata convention it has yet to ratify it. According to a 2016 draft impact statement from the Department of Environment and Energy:
Australia’s mercury pollution occurs despite existing regulatory controls, partly because State and Territory laws limit the concentration of mercury in emissions to air […] but there are few incentives to reduce the absolute level of current emissions and releases over time.
I’ve been involved in research that investigates how mercury moves from the air into the food web of the Southern Ocean. The key is Antartica’s sea ice. Sea salt contains bromine, which builds up on the ice over winter. In spring, when the sun returns, large amounts of bromine is released to the atmosphere and causes dramatically named “bromine explosion events”. Essentially, very reactive bromine oxide is formed, which then reacts with the elemental mercury in the air. The mercury is then deposited onto the sea ice and ocean, where microbes interact with it, returning some to the atmosphere and methylating the rest..." #australia#sydney#brisbane#cairns#darwin#townsville#queensland#mercury#pollution#ocean#water#awareness#coal#ice#air#environment#land#vancouver#toronto#portland#seawater#victoria
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'The key to breaking the plastic bag habit', these are reusable bags made in Indonesia, where 10 MILLION plastic bags are used every day. Bye Bye Plastic Bags have made it easy to remember your reusable bags by making them THE CUTEST THINGS EVER, and they attach to your key ring!
Teresia has the Octopus - you can also get a Turtle, Manta Ray, Shark or a Duck! Click here to see them all https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tasini-the-key-to-break-the-plastic-bag-habit-animals-design#/ and here the full story on Indiegogo, and kick that plastic bag habit ✊
I want that Duck!! 🤣
"Twinkle twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are." I've always been obsessed with skies. #Purple sunsets and starry, pitch black #nights in particular. Purple #sunsets are rare, but stars, even though they're always there, are NEVER seen in the #skies of Mumbai. Now I'm not talking about those fifteen (or whatever, can't be more than a fifty unless you're drunk; then can't be more than a hundred) specks of silver and white #twinkling around randomly. I'm talking about what you see in the picture. These #stars , in similar numbers, can be seen from YOUR window too. Wouldn't you like to witness this #marvel of our extraordinary #universe every night before going to bed? But layers and layers of dust in the atmosphere of Mumbai prevent us from enjoying this absolutely #delightful sight any day of the year. What to do? Use CNG and Biogas and build tall chimneys in factories and use eco friendly products and reuse and recycle stuff...; Heh, heard this shit before? Of course. What did we study EVS for. But we don't give a shit to this shit because this for us is a piece of shit. Maybe we're not motivated enough, or motivated the right way, to do the right thing which is to do shit. So from now onwards, don't try to shit to save trees, or to prevent lung diseases, or to reduce global warming because if it increases the world might come to an end. Take measures to prevent and reduce #pollution so that you can see stars at night. Because #human beings are selfish. We'll do anything and everything to #pleasure ourselves.
#Mumbaikars , let us not openly invite that unfortunate day when our children will have to take "how I wonder what you are" literally.
For all my makeup artists!!!!!! I thought this was really freaking cool. If it was hard for me to take off my $5 drugstore makeup I can only imagine the hassle for you guys!!!!! Take off aaaalllll your makeup and CLEAN your face by pulling out all the impurities and toxins from one bottle in one step. Ask me about it!!! I love being able to share this stuff 😍😍😍😍
According to the UN there are 663 million people living without access to safe drinking water, with 1 million people killed by water, sanitation, and hygeine-related disease each year. With the devastating Terai floods these statistics are only worsening. Our upcoming build will focus on increasing the resiliency of this area - follow the link our bio to learn how to make a tangible difference 💙
Someone asked me today "How was the weather in Christchruch", I replied, "It was cold, raining but mostly fine." He uttered "Oh! that's no good!" •••
How can someone be so negative nowadays? In photography, there are no good or bad weather. Everything works depends on your composition and your perspective towards it. Photography taught me to be positive all the time, everything is beautiful on its own way. It was snowing when I captured this beautiful part of Otira Viaduct, . Then raining afterwards, not to mention that i could not feel my hands as it was freezing... •••
Does it really matter what the weather is, maybe yes sometimes, but that does not mean you stop and don't click the shutter. You just keep searching for the right composition and have the positive attitude and the result is a photo that just speaks for itself.
What are #microbeads and why are they a problem?
Microbeads are small plastic elements that can be found in facial/ body scrubs/ other exfoliating washes/ soaps and toothpastes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀They cannot be broken down and may ultimately pollute the ocean and fish mistake them for food (and ultimately end up in our body when we eat the fish #karma ). What makes it worse is that those microbeads themselves absorb harmful pollutants, further contributing to their toxicity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀By 2017, it will be illegal in the US to sell cosmetic products containing plastic microbeads (signed by Obama in 2015.. not so sure it would have happened today if you know what I mean), but this is still a problem in other countries. The world is a global village and what happens to the environment in one place far away, still may affect your food, health and environment where you live. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Why do the companies still use plastic microbeads if it's so harmful?
It's cheaper than other bio degradable alternatives. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀These ingredients may be a indicator that your cosmetic product contains plastic microbeads:
polyethylene, polypropylene, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Moral of the post? You can maintain your beauty, but please do so in a responsible way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Sources: