ANDl climate change It is a problem that is growing by leaps and bounds, and everything seems to indicate that it will not go backwards, which will cause ecological disasters for years to come. The disappearance of wild species and the increase in air pollution are some of the problems that our poor planet suffers (but above all humans) due to the climate crisis and the following activities contribute to making the matter more serious.
Activities contributing to the climate crisis
Use your computer: It is estimated that there are 4.6 billion Internet users worldwide, so whether it is for entertainment or work, the energy required to maintain equipment is high and generates pollution.
In general, it would be advisable to turn off any electrical appliance that is not being used, as they always consume some energy even when they are turned off. In this regard, Greenspector maintains that the social networks that produce the most are TikTok, Reddit and Pinterest. The least polluting social networks are YouTube, Twitch and Twitter. But on average 60 kilos of CO2 are generated per person per year.
Recently, National Geographic collected that every minute 38 million WhatsApp messages are sent in the world, 266 thousand hours of Netflix are viewed, 4.3 million videos on YouTube and 3.7 million searches are carried out on Google, so the ecological footprint of digital traffic is already approaching that of an airline sector. In addition, according to Google itself, each search we carry out on the internet releases 0.2 grams of CO2 into the environment.
Rice cultivation: This grain requires enormous amounts of water to keep crops with good humidity and this causes the proliferation of microorganisms that produce methane, a more powerful greenhouse gas. This is a weapon that when detonated affects the entire industry, since the high levels of carbon dioxide also affect wheat and soybean crops, which are among the most consumed in the world.
Buy clothes: The textile sector is responsible for approximately 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Eat cheese: According to a calculator from the University of Oxford, eating a serving of cheese (30 grams) three to five times a week for a year generates approximately 201 kg of greenhouse gas emissions, due to the way it is produced. .
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