Face reality, take action.🕊️ @ClimateBen Literature Teacher informing pupils of the scientific reality of the Ecological Catastrophe & urging them to act. See also @urgenceclimatiq & @ClimateHound Aug. 23, 2019 1 min read

Remember:

1. The Air is poisonous
2. The Land is toxic
3. The Water is contaminated
4. The Seas are polluted
5. The Trees are dying
6. The Plants are sick
7. The Birds are starving
8. The Animals are endangered

The Ecological Emergency should be front page news every single day

'What should we do?' is the question many want answered:

1. Learn more about #ClimateJustice:


2. Take action:


Nobody has the perfect idea of how to respond to the mad predicament of Abrupt Climate Breakdown & Ecological Collapse.

⚠️ 2 Billion Kids Exposed To Poisonous Air Every Day:

Over half a million 0 - 4 year olds are killed each year by oil, coal & gas corporations, vehicle manufacturers' CEOs, and governments which enable the burning of fossil fuels & vehicle emissions.💔 https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_581709cbe4b0990edc31f703?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS9zZWFyY2g_cT1haXIrcG9pc29ub3VzJmNsaWVudD1maXJlZm94LWItbSZlaT1TdlBMWE1YZUQ1QzBVTm1RaHBBRSZzdGFydD0xMCZzYT1O&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAACYGmCFeVUD7aqcZErmH5js4mEM-l4AzOKl3e4npyfq4CCfgLnhYn1fJuklzGHzZPENTMN6Bt2xJOdj_hJVn_iPWhI1yAaT748JeR3oB1KfJo9krUrxmHY5bMKFyb-gyhcsFmeweRS4NoMUJHk3QfMxba3cP76c01WF2u9iVXuYA 

Microplastic nanoparticles have entered the food chain. ⚠️

One third of all plastic waste ends up in soils or freshwater, most of it disintegrating into particles smaller than 5mm.

Fragments of plastic are present all over the world.

 https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/plastic-planet-how-tiny-plastic-particles-are-polluting-our-soil 

The whole system of regulating chemicals that may end up in our water and setting limits is broken. For example...  https://www.cbsnews.com/news/drinking-water-may-contain-pfas-chemicals-in-43-states-according-to-new-study-by-environmental-working-group/ 

The “invisible” crisis of water quality is threatening human and environmental well-being. 

In some regions, rivers and lakes are so polluted that they are literally catching fire.

 https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/08/1044551 

Plastic contamination is slowly "killing the human race".

It will soon be "catastrophic" for human health.
 https://news.sky.com/story/plastic-contamination-slowly-killing-human-race-warns-doctor-11416987 

Forests are being destroyed everywhere, particularly in the tropical rainforests:

The international trade in plants, travel and #ClimateChange are all contributing to an acceleration in the rate of new tree diseases.

'One of the worst tree disease epidemics the UK has ever seen...'

 https://theconversation.com/ash-dieback-one-of-the-worst-tree-disease-epidemics-could-kill-95-of-uks-ash-trees-116567 

Climate change-induced drought will make plant diseases worse.'  https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/drought-brought-on-by-climate-change-will-make-plant-diseases-worse 

'Across nearly 130 varieties of plants..the overall concentration of minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc and iron had dropped by 8 percent on average.'
 https://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/food-nutrients-carbon-dioxide-000511 


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