Freshwater: Availability & Pollution

Freshwater: Availability and Pollution Water. Why is water important and do we have any issues in the world with it?? Your bodies are around 60% water. Without access to clean water, humans would not survive for more than 4 days (Spector, 2018). Additionally, we use it for our food production, industrial development and modern living…

This isn’t just about us – calling for a new perspective on biodiversity

Biological diversity (or biodiversity) refers to the variety of life on Earth. This includes all life forms, from animals and plants to microorganisms and invertebrates [1]. Biodiversity differs greatly between regions and is often richest in tropical rainforests (just think of the millions of buzzing insects and colourful flowers). Since the emergence of humans, biodiversity…

Littering and Overfishing in the oceans: Less pollution is the best solution.

“One drop of water helps to swell the ocean…none are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act” (Hannah More). Unsurprisingly, having recognised the poisonous state of the oceans, humans have been blaming major corporations and global manufacturers in excessive water pollution. However, if we take a step…

Soil: The Root of our Roots

‘Soil is earth’s fragile skin that anchors all life on Earth’ – (worldwildlife.org, 2019). Valuing Soil Our land is under great pressure due to population growth, economic development and global markets. Land and agriculture support our consumption; providing food, fuel, feed, fibre and raw materials, and is one of the world’s most cherished elements. But…

The Toxic Marriage of People and Air

“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.” (Jacques-Yves Cousteau). With this thought in mind, if we attached the same value to clean air as we attach to petrol, money or gold, the vision of the world completely covered in smog, with people wearing gas masks…