Earth’s #10YearChallenge Isn’t Looking Good And Here’s Proof
The #10YearChallenge is the latest craze to get people posting selfies on social media. Between everyone from celebrities to their pets, there are plenty of “before and after” moments to enjoy. But one part of this challenge is highlighting an important, and sobering truth.
The world we know today is far worse off than it was a decade ago.
Images of barren and desolate landscapes are replacing what were once fertile and thriving ecosystems. Forests have been clearcut, habitats eliminated, and some species extirpated from the face of the earth.
Climate change is a threat to our planet’s future, but the greatest danger in these images is the direct human impact on critical environments. Emotionally charged imagery seems to move faster on social media, and the story is no different in the case of these juxtaposed photos from around the world.
More and more humans are concerned with the health of our environment, National Geographic reports, and images like these are showing us why.
Take a moment today to remember our biggest #10YearChallenge!— Rajat Rai Handa (@rajatraihanda) January 16, 2019
We must act now, change our lifestyles and hold our leaders accountable. We may not get more than another 10 years to do so. #GlobalWarming #ClimateChange pic.twitter.com/MNnNgQ0EX9
#10yearchallenge featuring the Halaban restoration site. As you can see, this site has changed dramatically in a decade, thanks to the dedication of the @orangutancentre #forest restoration team. #Orangutans and other wildlife now live in this forest again 💚 pic.twitter.com/zmzBcqGT4L— SOS (@OrangutansSOS) January 17, 2019
#10yearchallenge or the only one anyone should really care about. Development vs Environment ? Pic Source: @wwf#SaveOurForests #SaveWildlife @deespeak @TandonRaveena @VishalDadlani @FarOutAkhtar @BittuSahgal @RandeepHooda @Riteishd @RichaChadha @mymalishka @fayedsouza @vimlendu pic.twitter.com/O5HxD49d3D— Ketan Nardhani (@ketan83) January 17, 2019
Dec 2014 - Feb 2015.— Chasing Coral (@ChasingCoral) January 16, 2019
Dramatic transformations can happen in a little as 2 months, not #10years. It will take swift action from all of us in order to turn things around for our planet. More at https://t.co/BIXEzpneyj. 📷: @Ocean_Agency / XL CATLIN SEAVIEW SURVEY #10yearchallenge pic.twitter.com/oMVsR2vuwD
We can’t predict how we goona be in the past or in future, don’t know if we may exist tomorrow. But the snap shows you and it’s already predictable that how plastic have been ruining our earth, climate,life....#10YearChallenge #plasticfree #ecology pic.twitter.com/F367xQHSlP— shashank (@shashanktumiki) January 18, 2019
Our continual survival and that of our kids lies on us to do more in keeping our environment biodiversity wildlife and water bodies safe and secured.#10YearChallenge #SayNoToGalamsey #OurFutureMatters #ProtectNature #SavePlanetEarth pic.twitter.com/ONXiSQLhim— Ghana Wildlife Society (@ghwildlifesoc) January 16, 2019
🙏🏻 let’s make sure this DOES NOT happen 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/ZPLzLqxHRT— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) January 17, 2019
This trend doesn’t have to continue. Humans can change the course of history, and make sure we have a future, by making an effort to support sustainability and make ecologically wise decisions.