I rubbed the dog’s soft neck. He pushed his head into me as his silk-like fur slid through my fingers. This was nothing new for Evan ― he gets pets and scratches all the time. But I hadn’t touched a dog in 19 years. Petting Evan made me emotional.
In the past decade, scientists have detected microplastic in the bodies of fish and shellfish; in packaged meats, processed foods, beer, sea salt, soft drinks, tap water, and bottled water. If you regularly drink water from plastic bottles, you’re likely ingesting even more plastic than the average consumer.
President Joe Biden has called for an all-of-government response to climate change that looks for solutions and opportunities in every sector of the U.S. economy. That includes agriculture, which emits over 600 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent every year.
The image of the canary in the coal mine is used over and over again to refer to many aspects of the climate catastrophe.