Thursday, October 8, 2015

18 Days of Global Goals (Day 14)

13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

This global goal sets measures to integrate it into international policies. As well as improve education, awareness-raising and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation and adaption. *

Whether you want to believe in it, climate change is a real thing that is grossly affected by carbon waste and other pollutions of humanity. It is true that there have been carbon fluctuations in the past, but those fluctuations do not compare to the consistent damage we afflict on the Earth in our short lifespans.

Remember the Kyoto Protocol? Countries that committed to reducing carbon emissions by 5 percent of 1990 levels actually reduced emissions by 22.6 percent between 1997 and 2012. The US has already taken action to reduce emission by 25-27 percent by 2025, please support our governments efforts to reduce our harmful affects on our world.**

Asking yourself what you can do to help the UN reach their goal?

On a National level: Help stop deforestation. Plant trees. Switch to clean energies. Buy into carbon footprint offset programs. Recycle. Compost. Reuse. Repurpose. Eat less beef. Beef produces 5 times more carbon emissions, uses 28 percent more land and 11 times more water than pork or chicken. Or go vegetarian which saves on both water and carbon emissions. Use all natural soaps, that are biodegradable. 

On a International level: Raise awareness. Practice active harmony with the Earth at all times. Donate to reforestation projects like http://www.edenprojects.org/

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