Human beings have now surpassed the 7 billion mark in population. That’s a good thing from a human suffering standpoint. Food production, vaccines and generally better conditions for humanity as a whole mean that we don’t die quite so quickly or in such huge numbers as we used to. But it does mean that the pressure of human populations on the rest of the creatures and plants, with whom we share the planet, is increasing at an exponential rate.

Earth Day is meant to be a day when we pay a bit more attention to our impact on the planet, and maybe change some habits that will reduce the amount of garbage we generate, the fuel we burn, and all the other daily choices we make that contribute to the pollution of the earth and the death and suffering of other creatures, including our fellow human beings. What can you change?

Earth Day 2012 Infographic
Via: Be Green

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