• Question: is sustainability important?

    Asked by rachelr17 to Maia on 15 Nov 2018.
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      Maia Elliott answered on 15 Nov 2018:

      I think that learning to live sustainably is the most important challenge for all of us on the planet right now 🙂
      The way we live right now is not sustainable – we are burning loads of fossil fuels and cutting down trees which is releasing gases into the air that make the planet heat up. That is causing lots of crazy weather that is making forests burn down (like in California right now), causing rivers and lakes to dry up, and ruining food farming and transport. This is bad, because if we’re not careful we could be stuck without food!
      Basically we have two choices: A) humans can carry on living as we do right now (burning lots of fossil fuels, using lots of plastic and throwing away food) and lots of us will not survive, or B) we can change the way we live so it is sustainable and we can survive!