Bearing Our Teeth – Why should you care about climate change?

Climate change affects all of us. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you live, climate change will directly impact us all. From more extreme weather to increasing food prices. Not to mention a huge loss of the natural world. This will alter how we go about our day to day unless we begin to change our ways.

If we all start caring about climate change, and actively doing things to help reduce the level of CO2 in the world. Then we can help to delay some of the problems we are facing.

To help delay future extreme weather conditions

Scientists detect a strong link between the planet’s warming temperature and its changing weather patterns.

More frequent and more intense weather has been documented as a result of greenhouse gas emissions, and the annual cost of flooding in the UK could increase 15-fold by the 2080s as a result of climate change.

We must learn about how climate change is going to affect us so we can hold the government accountable, and encourage politicians to take some serious action on climate change. 

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For animals who are starving and having their habitats destroyed

As many of us already know, climate change means big changes for animals around the world. We are constantly reminded about how many species have already gone extinct. If we truly care about protecting the animals on our planet, we must care about how climate change will make it harder for them to survive.

All species, from the fish at the bottom of the ocean to the monkeys up in the trees will be affected. The warmer air and ocean temperature are causing coral reefs to bleach. Which means they lose their colour and as a result die. Climate change essentially deprives a lot of amazing species. It changes the power of nature, which in turn disturbs it’s balance.

To save rainforests because everybody deserves clean air to breath

Rainforests are unique, irreplaceable, and often described as ‘the world’s lungs’. Rainforests are some of the most important habits on our planet, housing an astonishing 1 in 10 of all the known species on Earth.

Sadly, over a third of our rainforests are already threatened by climate change. A lot of it is being destroyed to make way for agriculture; which we know is a major cause of climate change, generating an enormous amount of greenhouse gases.

Reduced harvests = less supply and increased costs

Climate change can disrupt food availability, reduce access to food, and disrupt food quality. Extreme weather conditions cause an increase in temperature, a change in rain patterns, and a reduction in water availability, which may all result in reduced agricultural productivity.

If agricultural productivity is reduced, food production will be reduced driving up the price of our products, and even making them less available. 

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So everyone can have access to clean drinking water

Did you know that 2 in 3 people worldwide live in regions of severe water scarcity? Even a small increase in global temperatures will destabilise the planet’s water cycle and could make water availability much worse.

The way current climate change affects rainfall patterns causes more droughts and flooding. Each time one of these disasters happens, drinking water can be polluted from rivers, or structural systems can even be wiped out.

For the lives of future generations

We are fortunate to live on a beautiful, diverse and nurturing planet. Our children, their children, and all future generations to follow deserve the same.

If you are experiencing climate anxiety, you’re not alone. The good news is that millions of people are already working together to create a better future, and more and more companies are becoming net carbon, or even carbon negative (like us! Sorry, humble brag!).

As Earth Day approaches, we want to remind you that humanity is capable of some amazing things. We CAN make a difference. Every small action matters. Cutting out meat, cycling to work or making eco swaps, all helps make our world a better place.