Following the harsh truths uncovered in our previous piece ‘Slow down, for all our sakes’  it hasn’t been easy to forget about the detrimental impact things, we often don’t consider, can have on our planet. It’s easy to point the finger and play the blame game but truth is, we don’t have time. The myths and mysteries that were once unthinkable when it came to global warming are becoming reality at a rate that we need to take control of.
The things each of us do in our home and day to day lives may not appear to have so much of an impact, but it’s time to talk figures.
1. Polar Bears

By 2050 it’s estimated that polar bear population will have fallen by two thirds, to a number of less than 10,000, within two generations are children going to question what they were?

2. Sea Levels

Ice continues to melt on each of the Poles, whilst sea levels rise, meaning unpredictable weather changes, from rain to droughts (nothing we hate more than unpredictable weather, right!), all of which I’m sure we can agree we’re experiencing currently.

3. NO MORE CHOCOLATE

To really rub salt in the wound, chocolate could be under threat too, with humidity on the rise and the cocoa crops being unable to flourish, which in fact applies to many other crops. Now I’ve got your attention, more on food…

4. Meat Industry

The industry as a whole is set to become on par with the likes of oil, fast becoming a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Our glorious planet is under threat if action is not taken to keep the global temperature rise below 2°C, and a reduction of meat production has been called out as essential to achieve this. At present, livestock farming accounts for approximately 80% of the global habitable land, and yet contributes as little as 20% of the world’s calorie intake. Basically, we’ve got far too much land taken up for an industry that overall, doesn’t really need it.

5. Diseases
Ecosystems changes will lead to diseases, such as mosquito-bourn malaria, shall be on the rise. Some species will move farther up north, becoming more successful; whilst others won’t be able to move and may become extinct.
The clock is ticking – what can we do?
So let’s talk positives, what can YOU do, in order to combat this changing environment? As they say ‘There’s no Planet B’.
1. Purchase your own reusable coffee cup
Perhaps you’ve seen one whilst waiting in line for your morning brew, well not only will you be reducing your carbon footprint, but you’d also be saving money with most coffee chains offering money off for those who bring their own mug.
2. Drive more efficiently
Did you know, adapting to a safer driving routine, can not only reduce your carbon dioxide emissions but also your fuel consumption by up to 25%. Next time you are behind the wheel, try reducing your speed, accelerate gently and maintaining a steady speed.
3. Source your food locally
Eating seasonal and locally produced food can reduce your carbon footprint by up to 10%, with mass farming contributing to our global greenhouse gases.
4. Use green energy
Sourcing your energy from renewable sources, made from wind, sun, sea, means you do your bit to save the environment and save yourself money in the meantime.
5. Buy slow fashion
Fast fashion contributes to water pollution, use of toxic chemicals and increasing levels of textile waste. Here at TISKA, we strongly believe an item purchased should be a garment for life, sourcing our materials carefully and ensuring the end result is something you’ll cherish for years to come.
If you enjoyed this blog and were moved by these harsh truths, don’t forget to share these tips with your friends and family, and get them on the movement help stop climate change.
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