Though the poor are the most affected by water scarcity issues, people in well-standing countries are also experiencing radical change. Most people were able to drink tap water only a few decades ago, but much of today’s freshwater is becoming polluted, chemically and physically hazardous, and people across the globe are turning to bottled water for safety reasons.
The following infographic is our way of making a splash for water. It shows some important stats that everyone should be aware of, provides information about possible water solutions and invites everyone to change their daily habits that involve reckless water use. The time is not to panic, but to constructively contribute to saving the Earth’s most precious, life-sustaining resource.
In December 2015, 195 countries signed the Paris Agreement, which marks a commitment to decrease the emissions from greenhouse gases. It is a legally binding agreement to tackle climate change on a global scale.
While it is hugely progressive, there are some countries who are already creating the blueprints for best practice when it comes to using renewable energy in a bid to decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Below, senatorwindows, share with us the top ten.
Up to 170 million hectares of forest could be destroyed by 2030 according to the World Wildlife Federation (WWF). The organisation has identified eleven forests that are major deforestation fronts and where 80% of forests loss is projected to take place over the next two decades under business-as-usual scenarios and without interventions to prevent losses.
This interactive StoryMap that Crowe’s Sawmills has put together, highlights 11 of the world’s most at risk forests: