The human population is estimated to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. It is 7.3 billion now. Experts agree the maximum our planet can sustain is 10 billion. So can we come up with overpopulation solutions ourselves before it’s too late? Why we need overpopulation solutions? But first, why is the human population growing so rapidly? There are several reasons. We have a larger aging population than ever before. Many factors contribute to this. Better healthcare, better food, housing, better workplace safety practices, etc. This number is
Reduce, reuse, recycle. Anyone that is concerned with the environment will recognize this phrase. But what does it mean in practice? What is the best way to reduce, reuse, recycle? Should we be reducing and reusing more or concentrating on recycling what we use? It can be confusing. But with growing concern about climate change, it is crucial to understand each one clearly and, more importantly, which one is best. A recent Facebook post suggested we should stop recycling and start reducing our use of
The facts and statistics that detail the amount of plastic waste in the environment do not paint a pretty picture. In fact, plastic waste statistics are disastrous. In the last decade, there has been more plastic churned out of factories around the world, used (sometimes for just seconds), and dumped than ever before in history. A shocking fifty percent of this has been used just once. It is then discarded and sits festering in dump yards, waterways, and in oceans around the world, taking a
With such a diverse world to choose from, it can be hard to pick just 10 fun facts about animals. Our world is full of the most incredible wonders and interesting species. From lizards that shoot blood from their eyes to otters who hold hands when they sleep. With so much choice, how do you narrow it down to just ten fun facts about animals? With much deliberation, we have managed to choose our favorites. So here are 10 fun facts about animals you wouldn’t
While everyone knows the seven man-made wonders of the world, some people have never heard about the 7 wonders of the natural world. One thing remains certain: the 7 wonders of the natural world are features that everyone agrees on as being the most outstanding sights on the earth's surface. Since the onset of time, the world has had elements worth marveling about. Throughout ancient history, there have also been elements created by men. Some examples include the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Temple of
The Earth teems with millions of creatures. There were many more before, but evolution has rendered them extinct species. Many remarkable animals have vanished without a trace. There are many reasons for entire species disappearing other than poaching. We introduce you to a few extinct species that you may not have heard of before. Extinct Species: What Causes Animals to Disappear The variety of flora and fauna that exists on our lands and in our oceans seems paltry when compared with the ecosystems of the
How can you save trees and help the planet? The first step is to start with yourself and make small changes in your daily routine. Millions of people fail to notice the necessity of saving trees. They use tons of paper on a daily basis without making any effort of knowing the adverse effects of such actions on our planet. These materials that they use come from trees. So, by consuming more paper products, more trees pay the ultimate price. How can we save trees?
We use plastic for nearly everything in our lives. In fact, plastic has become so ubiquitous that it is hard to find reasonable plastic alternatives. From shopping bags, toothbrushes, storing food, product containers, you name it, plastic is involved in it. The problem is that the majority of this plastic is single-use. Which means it can’t be recycled. Instead, it’s thrown away or littered and ends up as plastic pollution. To say that the planet is under siege from plastic pollution is a grave understatement.