Most of us are aware that human activities have led to environmental problems affecting our own lives and threatening future generations of life on this planet. Most notably, the burning of fossil fuels is leading to significant climate change due to greenhouse gas emissions. This is largely responsible for global warming, the melting of the polar ice shelves, rising sea levels, damage to the Ozone layer, and increased incidence of extreme events such as violent storms, flooding and landslides. There are other major contemporary environmental issues influenced by human pressures.
Did you know that there are many aspects of our lives and lifestyles which we can change to lessen the impact we have on the environment around us. Find out how 'eco-friendly' your lifestyle is relating to issues including water, waste, transport, energy and shopping.