A clean environment ensures the continual existence and survival of all life on Earth. Cleaning the environment reduces pollution, protects unique ecosystems, prevents the extinction of endangered species and conserves resources, such as water, land and air. A clean environment ensures the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems upon which human life and all other life on Earth depends.
Some of the greatest threats facing the planet as of 2104 are climate change and global warming. In recent years, the Earth’s average temperature has increased. Climate and weather changes, such as heavy rainfalls, resulting in heavy floods, severe heat waves, drought, melting ice caps and rising sea levels, have accompanied these rising temperatures.
Other factors that negatively impact the environment include toxic emissions and the pollution of water, land and air. Pollutants also adversely affect human health, causing health conditions and diseases such as cholera, heart disease, cancer, cystic fibrosis, and respiratory tract and eye irritation. Pollutants have led to increased mortality rates.
To maintain a clean environment, people need to reduce the use of toxic materials, conserve water and energy, dispose of garbage properly, recycle waste products, purchase recycled products, invest in green energy and drive fuel-efficient cars with reduced carbon dioxide emissions.