We’ve just reached 7 billion people on Earth.
This figure is set to reach almost 10 billion by 2050.
If our Earth is already in crisis now.. We can’t support the people we already have. Extreme weather, starvation, disease and war are killing millions of people each year. We are destroying the planet, it’s oceans, forests, ice caps and millions of species. Climate change is already changing our world faster then ever before.
What are we going to do?
I have just joined the Educational Department at the Vancouver Aquarium as an educational volunteer for their Aqualab programme. I spend one day a week teaching school groups of grades 4-10 in the Wet Lab about the local marine diversity in British Columbia examining four of British Columbia’s major marine invertebrate phyla. With live animals, we explore the ecology of the local seashore by getting hands-on with the marine invertebrates in the Wet Lab. The program encourages students to consider the conservation issues affecting the local sea shore life and how scientific investigation can play a major role in preserving marine life.
The Vancouver Aquarium is a self-supporting, non-profit society dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display, communication, public programming and education, research and direct action.
So get ready for tons of marine based environmental news!
1 billion people in the world live in slums
(no house, no running water, no electricity, no sanitation and in more modern terms.. no comfy bed, no tv, no shower, no privacy)
not safe. not fun. not warm. not clean. not healthy.
no way for anyone to live, especially not children.
however there are slums in every country in the world.
1 in 6 of the world’s population lives that way.