Climate Change initiatives long-term shifts in global temperatures and weather patterns. The primary reason for climate change is due to burning fossil fuels including coal, oil and gas. Fossil fuels create greenhouse gas emissions that get trapped in the atmosphere which raises temperatures. Reducing the landfill's that have trash emitting methane gases will help reduce the rising global temperatures. Consequences of climate change are intense droughts, water scarcity, wildfires, flooding, melting polar ice caps, storms, destruction of ecosystems, declining aquatic life, decreasing animal specifies, and declining biodiversity. Humanity is affected by climate change like mass migration from inhabitable places on earth, increased world hunger from lack of nutrition farmland, spread of diseases and sinking land areas from storm disasters. We have an obligation to our planet and humanity to increase the global awareness and severity of climate change.
Florida Nature Discoveries
I live near the Gulf of Mexico and we have had many hurricanes come through our area which has effected the wildlife and seaside nature conservation efforts. Florida is a great state to travel and experience new nature discoveries that immerses you into the beauty of nature. Wildlife is everywhere and integrated in our life style. Many of the coastal rivers, bays, beaches, marshes and estuaries are protected by state and federal regulations to keep wildlife in balance with humanities footprint. Many of the people who live on the coast have experienced fishing, hunting, nature trails, conservations parks that have changed their outlook on our planet. It's important to the locals that we preserve the integrity of beaches by cleaning up any messes we make on the beaches to reduce humanities footprint on our wildlife. Many of the fish species like bass, carp, red snapper, and catfish are being repopulated in our fresh water rivers and lakes because humans have overfished areas that can't produce new fish to keep up with humanities appetite.
U.S. Environment Protection
The U.S. wildlife protection areas are vital to the sustainable development of our modern society. The available resources needed for the environment have been used to process the amount of data collected by nature conservationist. In the United States, we have many departments that use the necessary resources for wildlife conservation, protected species, water quality, tree species production, food and agriculture for human consumption. I'm a strong advocate for our local Florida environment habitats. Areas that are prone to oil spills need the most attention because they have a long term effect on the environment that can cause generations of wildlife species to go extinct or under develop a sustainable rate of reproduction. We can remember that in the beginning of our human history there were hundreds of thousands of wildlife and plant life species on earth. Through climate change and human usage, there have been changes in the amount of wildlife and plant life species in our protected areas.
Nature is filled with life's beauty and strong leadership should be able to restrict and motivate big economic production companies to rebuild the areas of earth they take resources from. Redistributing resources from areas that are needed for human consumption is a huge part of keeping a sustainable environment. My life's goal is to educate many of the big city executives that aren't exposed to the beauty of nature every weekend after work to see what we are doing to the environment. There is a huge difference in a human perspective when a leader goes into nature and sees the production of humanity. I believe that we can open their eyes to the wonders of sitting with nature to make policy changes for generations to come.
The Florida colleges and university campuses have lots of organizations that are advocates for policy changes in the climate change protection. Educating the public on the climate change initiatives must be a generational goal that helps our planet stay healthy for everyone, no matter the nationality of other humans. Natural resources are abundant yet we must protect the vital life giving sources for the future of humanity.
Florida Red Tide
Florida Red Tide is a harmful algal bloom (HABs) which is causes the water to look greenish brown. It is a type of algae that produces potent neurotoxins. Red Tide can even harm hard shell fish and must be harvested to protect public health. Red tide causes widespread mortality of fish, turtles, birds and marine mammals. Red tide can be cause respiratory problems which is travelled through the water and air near the coastal areas.
Growing up in the Gulf Coast, we always saw Red Tide algal grow on the coral reefs, rock sides, shell point, and sandbar areas. Red Tide grows all the way up to the coast and it can be very harmful to wild life. Floridians must be careful when fishing and catching seafood because although you can eat fish, crabs, or shrimp during red tide, harvesting practices can cause you to be more exposed.
Many Florida Legislators are working to put more resources in the Florida Gulf Coast to prevent public health issues and protect wild life conservation. We must work together to spread the news about Red Tide and how it effects our natural Florida environment.
Rising Sea Levels
In South Florida, there have been estimates that project sea levels to rise another 10-17 inches by 2040. The reason being greenhouse gases caused by cars, power plants and other sources of heat-trapping gases. Many of the gases that are being trapped in the atmosphere are causing a flux in sea levels especially during hurricane and tropical storm season. The best way to prevent destruction to homes and businesses during a hurricane and tropical storm is to listen to the advice from FEMA and local law enforcement. Preparing early for hurricane season and managing any personal items for secure protection.
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