Deforestation, climate change, fast fashion and extinction. These are all
global issues impacting the planet but are we actually doing enough to save our
world? It’s estimated that by 2050 conditions in parts of the world will
be too extreme and it will be hard for humans to survive. Are we doing enough to
save the planet for future generations? What do you do on a day to day basis to
try and help the planet or do you not think it’s your problem?
Posted by on 01 Jul 2019
We are slow too move in this regard. The western world may take the lead,
however in all honesty it is the most populated regions of the world need to
make these changes. The question is will they?. China, India etc.
South American defforestation is singularly one of the largest contributors to
climatisation. It is up to the world powers, The United Nations to help rebuild
these forests. They need to the pay those who have felled trees for plantations.
The average man. It wouldn't be easy with the drug cartels, however a concerted
force could change that!.
We are not doing enough! We need to aggressively tackle single use plastic in
all shopping centres worldwide! We need to reforest Huge areas of land, we need
to cherish our oceans and clean up the mess. Plastic Glitter needs to be made
illegal and replaced with biodegradable glitter only, we need to use less fossil
fuel, we all should have to compost our food waste. Every home should HAVE to
compost food waste, those of us with gardens should compost it there those
without should have a bin for it that’s collected by the garbage truck once a
week, separate to the green waste bin. I compost, bins smell less stinky and
garden is developing more nutritious soil. I grow a small amount of herbs and
vegetables. If we all could grow some food ourselves I think we would feel more
connected to preserving our planet. Populations need to be encouraged to grow
I am not doing enough to save our planet and support the belief that by 2050
we may not be able to survive on out planet
also hope that humans do not get to another planet as we shall only destroy the
undiscovered planet with ignorance
we all need to take a step back and look at our selves and see where we came
We need to get rid of this number one Pollution Threat,Single use Plastics,
Including Plastic Lined Baby Napkins. Then think about all the Pollution We Are
Causing Countries like CHINA that has about 3,500 Coal Fired Power Stations to
cope with all the Products that the rest of the World Imports From Them,where a
Lot of the Population has to wear Masks to Breath. Australia has only 21 Coal
Fired Power Stations Left,which is already Showing Signs of breaking down the
Reliable Power Supply we used to have. We would have to have a lot more Green
power to come even close to avoid the Blackouts that will be inevitable.
Individuals are doing their best. Supermarkets need to reduce their use of
plastic and styrofoam in their packaging. for crying out loud, we can choose
veggies on our own without bagging them. Who cares if they have been handled. We
can wash them when we get home.
Before we start to save our Planet, we always start within ourselves. Each one
of us must learn the essence of DISCIPLINE. In addition, we, as humans must
protect and conserve what we have right now before it's too late to be aware of.
Let's work hand in hand and do little things within ourselves. Then, that
"Little Action" will soon be thanked for the Conservation of our Planet.
Trust science & technology to save the planet for the future we just need the
funds to go to the right places. Deforestation- plant more trees, climate- use
carbon dioxide as fuel source (already possible), Extinction- use genetic banks
to re-populate. Landfill can be used to reclaim land or produce hills/mountains
& fill mines. Humans can adapt to extreme climates with the use of technology.
No we are not doing enough. While department stores and supermarkets continue
to supply goods and food in unnecessary packaging that a majority is not
recyclable we will continue to have no other way of disposing other than land
fill. Tax big business until they get the message if they pass cost on to the
We are not doing enough! Come on people...take action, say No! Make it loud and
clear to the big companies. No to the manufacture of plastic bottles, No to
every day items wrapped/packaged in plastic. No to ALL plastic bags. And get on
board...Reuse, recycle, reduce. We all live on this planet, We are ALL
responsible. It will take EVERYONE to turn this unacceptable situation around.
We have already destroyed many parts of Earth so we are not doing enough to save
our Earth. We need to encourage everyone to plant more trees and mainly reduce
the amount of waste. We should try to completely recycle the waste that we
Here in Australia where I live, governments are very keen on in-fill housing. We
see where one house is demolished, sometimes 4 or 5 units are built. Trees and
gardens destroyed. Many beautiful old homes are knocked down to allow this. This
is not protecting our environment. only the developers' pockets and the
governments' tax grabs.
The planet already has thousands of hectares where human life is impossible and
only a changing climate will make increasing areas habitable.
The planet is not heading into the apocalypse that the activists are claiming.
In many areas, including most of Australia, the conditions are such that there
will be no identifiable degradation in living conditions.
Not enough of the believers in AGW disaster have done the science themselves and
have taken on board the extreme claims of groups that have political agendas
behind their future horrors claims.
We are already being forced to do more than is needed and can afford.
Yerongaboy, I sorta agree with you. In my life time I have seen Saltwater
Crocs, and Whales go from bloody near extinct / endangered to healthy
populations. I have seen cities like Brisbane & Sydney go from from smog
filled in 1975, to cities to places that have clear air.
I am also a friends with an astrologer. She would agree with you. The sun is
slowly dying ... I also know that from school. I absolutely do everything I
can to do the right thing by the planet ... because it should be all of our
default mode, not because someone tells us the world is heating up.
We are definately not doing enough to save our planet for future generations.
Our government needs to fund projects and commit before it is too late.
Education needs to become common place in schools and we need to have more
people recycling and helping to plant greenery.
When the majority of voters elect a climate denying, coal mining sympathetic,
lying Coalition Government it is a perfect example that we are not doing enough
to save our planet. A previous respondent used the burning of wod as an example
of destroying our planet. Unfortunately if you live in a small Regional town you
have two choices, burn wod for heating in winter or use electricity which burns
coal to produce it. The Federal Government needs to pull the blindfold off and
tell the lobbiests for tghe coal industry to rack off and use their e3ndeavours
in a non planet destroying fashion.
I feel terribly sorry for your brainwashed left winged attitude.
Sadly small businesses are going broke with the high electricity costs!
I hope you are working, not to sure that you worry about all the people being
placed out of work with your small minded attitude.
Windmills, Solar Batteries mostly subsides to foreign countries!
Maybe do more research broaden your small minded attitude!
No because most people simply dont put the planets future before themselves.
This causes people to continue to do things such as burning fuel, cutting down
trees for profit, littering and mining. As long as people have this mindset and
choose not to make certain sacrifices, the planets long term health will be
If you honestly ??would be doing so, we all should therefore start saving
caring for our own citizens; do we?? Australia does not care for its citizens
examples whistleblowers condemned for truth.. if there is not a sense of
getting protection or care, how do we claim to be bloody saving the planet??
makes us wonder if the movement for climate change, saving planet another
excuse for control, a pity people are muttons allowing their rulers taking them
to the slaughter!!!
I think many individuals do but it is a drop in the ocean due to the devastation
corporations are doing to the planet for their hip pockets. I also think
certain countries use the ocean, rivers, land etc. as just one huge garbage
Farmers and or graziers cut down trees and then complain about the salt coming
up or the lack of rain. They have to better manage their land
Our children and grandchildren etc. are going to reap the disaster which is
being sown by greedy or stupid people.
We need solutions to the plastic disaster
We need more and more millions of trees and plants and stop deforestation
We need better air quality
I do not believe so much in climate change but I do believe we have overloaded
our small globe.
Recycling is not happening but there should be some smart person out there that
might have a solution
We have to stop being a throw away society.
This is a new phenomenon where phones, TVs, computers, etc. are just thrown out
but also you see so many coffee cups, plastic bottles, plastic cutlery, so much
that is not biodegradable.
This is a huge problem but surely we are smart enough that we can tackle these
problems and get solutions that will not cost billions of dollars.
My little bit is not worth squat but if billions of humans all get behind it we
can change the future.
WELL said, quite agree with everything you have written. I despair for our
beautiful planet, ;brought to it's knees by we humans. Even our insect
population is being wiped out by pesticides/deforestation and without insects we
we do our bit as a family probably not to the extreme but every bit helps and in
some ways see the effort in clean up Australia re whales as an example.I don't
live in the hot weather and our heating is wood and our electricity coal powered
and cold winters.Easy to say wipe all this for a costly alternative re cold and
aircons for the hot climates.I love trees and my block is full of trees to the
house next door that takes up 90%land 2 storey and going through a certifier
another story in itself.Whatever comes out of the ground isn't replaced re
minerals etc so whatever happens is doomed anyway as we all think my children
will survive next generation so why worry and go on with life as usual.
I think not , it almost appears that we humans as a species have worked
ourselves into such a hyper state , with our assumptions and perceptions that we
have let our ego get the better of us.
We are programmed from birth to surrender our identity and to conform , become
part of this ever hungry industrial mill which seems to eventually consume
conquer eradicate or defile every part of that which will support and sustain
Much to the detriment of every other living creature.
The result seem so many are caught up in and have taken on the stresses of what,
when and for how much , plastic , paper of credit that we will trade our
As if this is the sum total of who we are.
Alan Watts summed it up when he spoke of the look of anguish on peoples faces
when the bill comes at the checkout of the supermarket when confronted with how
much the few bags of groceries we have selected will cost.
To see that look, and perceive the mind in turmoil as it tally's up all the
hours spent laboring for these items.
With the reluctant parting of a handful of notes as if these were all the wealth
of the world, rather than just a picture on a bit of paper that already had
debit attached when it came into circulation .
The real wealth is in the grocery bags , its the time spent with family and
loved ones over the evening meal at the dinner table, the building of connection
and memories in the hearth of the home .
We humans as a species now no longer see ourselves as part of nature , but
separate and above it.
When news reports came out of scientists concern that over a million species
face extinction in our very immediate future if we do not radically change how
we value our planet and our role on her, this was not even news worthy for more
than passing mention.
Perhaps we could spare a thought for the humble bee , they are racing toward
extinction and when they die out , we will begin to as well.
The only commodity we cannot buy is more time , and if we manage to stave off
natural selection for another day we each only get 86,400 seconds each day,
understanding that this may well be all the time that we ever have puts
perspective into the moments.
Makes it easier to understand what is important and what is just bullshit .
I trust all that read this will get the full measure of their 86,400 seconds
today , but while you read this, in this very present moment decide how you
will spend your moments? the choice is yours to see life through an artificial
filter with conditions on your happiness ?
Or to live consciously and with the reverence that this amazing kaleidoscope of
Exactly. It's all mostly meaningless. A big game that doesn't even matter. The
people telling each other to do and think it does, don't matter. They are a
greedy and corrupt minority of nobodies and psychos that people should turn
their backs on instead of fearing them and making them rich, further supporting
the destructive cycle. Who are they? Why do they matter if you just want to be
left alone? Why are they always interfering in your lives? What is their agenda?
I can't word it right at the moment but it would be nice to see good people LET
IT ALL GO, SNAP OUT OF IT, REALIZE WHAT IT IS and HELP EACH OTHER instead of
focusing on distractions, pointless material junk and deliberate civil divisions
on a global scale, unlikely though. The well is poisoned beyond belief.
What do we want to salvage? Overpopulation of hairless monkeys called humans is
our problem. The Mother Nature needn't care, she can get rid of humans anytime
like dinosaurs, etc. So, are you really asking about THE PLANET? Or about
YOURSELVES? The planet is a big rock that can't be destroyed by humans. Please,
sort your thoughts first.
The damage to the world is done by the human population.
The world is overpopulated, and nobody is doing anything significant to to
mitigate this. The incentives to make more money and gain more power are too
great to stop human enterprises and governments from destroying the worlds
environment, it's resources and other life forms.
no where near enough the councils government are allowing business to continue
cutting down trees we need the trees to regulate the climate there not doing
enough to encourage the public to use less water ,encourage business to use and
make recyclable packaging most products are wrapped in plastic the product
themselves maybe made from recyclable but the wrappings aren,t wake government
do more , maybe u don,t care about our environment but i do so get some balls
and stand up to business make them change the way operate its not hard i didn,t
need to go to uni to learn about the environment
no way are we doing enough & it's probably too late anyway. the earth hasn't had
to recover from human activity until now & we continue on our merry way
plundering resources to make profit under the guise of progress. our indigenous
people survived here for 65000 years or more without destroying the balance- we
could learn so much from them. instead we have no leaders willing to make a
stand. hope your children & their children survive
No we are not We used to have more recycling plants in WA but the government
closed all of them. With the recycling plastic they used to make park benches
and worm farms. I see in England they make roads so many places in the world
are doing things to combat there wastage why cant Australia this government have
to pull their fingers out and do something
Ice ages, extreme heatwaves, tsunamis, volcanoes, floods etc. have existed and
repeated their activities for millions of years. The planet has always recovered
and repaired these damaging influences without any human interference.
What ever we or governments attempt to do now for the benefit of the planet's
future are just dreams.
I don't think most people are going to snap out of the false reality/game
parameters they've been tricked into participating within before everything gets
far worse. The people at the top end don't care at all unless it's highly
NO!!! And it it so frustrating to watch our stupid government refusing to
acknowledge what we the people want. Stuff the economy, make decisions based on
science not profit. The normal people like us are doing as much as we can, but
unless the government takes action it is wasted. I am ashamed of our
government, and ashamed of anyone who voted for them in the last election.
Without care of our planet there will be no economy, no money, no jobs, no food,
No, our Government is turning a blind eye, yet the rest of the world (or some of
it) are way ahead. They keep asking people to do more on a personal level but on
a larger scale we are seeing so much destruction still going on all over the
world. The Amazon is still being cleared, Indonesian forests are being cleared
until no orangutan will not live in the wild anymore, whilst we see polluting
coal still being pushed instead of clean renewable sources of energy, we are
seeing extinction rates of mammals, insects, flora and fauna on a level not seen
before, we are seeing the ice sheets melting while polar bears are moving into
towns to seek food, as well as other animals losing their habitats and having to
adapt or die, the list goes on. Since the 1960's when people started becoming
aware of looking after the planet we have not seen anything change enough, just
more humans, more destruction, more agriculture, more highways, more clearing of
natural forests and the Indigenous cultures of the world losing their lands.
First thing we need to do is to stop humans having so many babies, then turn to
a plant based diet, stop the clearing land of natural habitat, clean up the
oceans, and stop making products that do not get recycled. Closing the loop of
manufacturing and stop pushing people to buy cheap throw away junk. Then there
is electric cars, why is Australia so behind on getting petrol cars off the
road? Because our Government is getting donations from oil, gas and coal
industries, so they keep going down the same road. Yes do your bit, but we need
the big players to get on board and fast.
I doubt if anybody does as much as they should, I have always been into
recycling and since I retired I work as a Volunteer at an Op Shop. Guilty of
driving an old petrol car and purchase more clothing/footwear than I really
need.In recent times I have made a conscious effort to purchase more local food