The Sick World

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The world is sick and it is getting worse and worse everyday. I’m sure we can all see it but then we probably think it is not our fault, or that we alone can’t do anything about it. That’s why I am writing this article, to show people that yes, you can. Because it is purely because people think that way that is stopping changes, for the better, to take place. Throughout this article, you will find links to other sites where you can find information on how to solve the issues.

Now when I say the world is sick, I’m pretty sure the majority of you will think I’m talking about global warming, aka climate change. Yes that is a problem, and a terrible problem at that. Did you know arctic ice is rapidly disappearing, and the region may have its first completely ice-free summer by 2040 or earlier? That’s only 32 years from now. Seems like a long time away? Well, with average life expectancy in the UK reaching 77, you most probably will be around to deal with issue.

Well, global warming wasn’t the only issue I wanted to bring up. Animals are becoming endangered and a record number of them are becoming extinct. Ok, so that is kind of linking in with global warming, but what about all the other reasons? People selfishly thinking it’s ok to test things on animals. So I admit, there are two sides of the argument when it comes to testing for science and all, but what about for beauty treatments? Is looking good worth animals dieing or being tortured? Then there’s the hunting. For food is one thing. We have to survive right. But what about hunting sperm whales for their oil. For what? Medicine? Of course not. For perfume! So much so that they are now. Obviously, whales are only one example of humans killing animals for obscene reasons. There’s the rhinos, pandas and many more.

So far I’ve only talked about things which most people think does not physically affect us. That’s obviously wrong. But what about the problems within the human race? There are so many that to be honest, I don’t even want to bring it all up in this tiny article. I have added some links at the bottom of this article which not only give you information about the issue but also give you ways which you can actively get involved to try and solve them.

So what can we do? I’m assuming most of the people who come onto my site are only teenagers. We have busy lives are not the ones going around doing the actual harm. Writing to your MP sounds like a boring task, and organising a group is probably a social killer. But there are other things. Education is probably the main thing. Yes, this may seem like a horrendous suggestion, but why not bring one of these things up to a friend? Each issue has it’s own solution. Click on the links to find out more.

Global warming: http://www.carbonfootprint.com

Climate change: http://www.biggreenswitch.co.uk

Extinction: http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/index.html

Endangered species: http://www.endangeredspecie.com

Animal testing: http://www.animalaid.org.uk

Whales: http://www.wdcs.org/stop/killing_trade

Rhinos: http://www.rhinos-irf.org/rhinosincrisis

Waronwant: http://www.waronwant.org

Grinningplanet: http://www.grinningplanet.com

Freerice: http://www.freerice.com/

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