Human Environmental Activism

Background
Human health is vulnerable to climate change. The changing environment is expected to cause more heat stress, an increase in waterborne diseases, poor air quality, and diseases transmitted by insects and rodents. Extreme weather events can compound many of these health threats.

News
The Good News About Climate Change
Climate Change: How do we Know?

History

Humans have had a very long history with climate change, humans have had an impact on the way climate change has progressed for quite some time. Since the Industrial Revolution began around 1750, human activities have contributed substantially to climate change by adding CO2 and other heat-trapping gases to the atmosphere. These greenhouse gas emissions have increased the greenhouse effect and caused Earth’s surface temperature to rise. The primary human activity affecting the amount and rate of climate change is greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of fossil fuels.

Ways to help

Begin to use reusable utensils instead of plastic ones  

Make sure to recycle anything that can be recycled, it takes plastic approximately 450 years to decompose

Local

WWF, Their mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.

Sierra Club, is the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. We amplify the power of our 3.8 million members and supporters to defend everyone’s right to a healthy world.

International
Green Peace, Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. 

 Volunteer Support: WWF – Sierra Club – Green Peace – Green America