M1B MoDRN Introduction: State of the Planet | Summary and Q&A

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M1B MoDRN Introduction: State of the Planet

TL;DR

In just 10 seconds, significant damage to the planet occurs, including pollution, lack of clean water, energy poverty, preventable diseases, and deforestation.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What are the immediate consequences of pollution in just 10 seconds?

In 10 seconds, $100 worth of damage is done to the global economy through polluting clothes to waters, which amounts to $13 billion per year. Additionally, hazardous and toxic waste increases by 119 tons during that time.

Q: How does the lack of access to clean water and sanitation affect people?

Two people die from drinking bad water in 10 seconds, highlighting the dire consequences of the lack of clean drinking water. Moreover, 1 billion people don't have access to clean drinking water, and 2 billion lack access to sanitation.

Q: What is the impact of energy poverty?

In 10 seconds, almost 4,000 tons of fuel is consumed, contributing 2,000 tons of CO2 to the atmosphere. 2 billion people don't have access to electricity, and 4 billion lack adequate supplies of energy.

Q: How does deforestation contribute to the destruction of the planet?

In just 10 seconds, 4 acres of rainforest are destroyed. Deforestation has far-reaching consequences, including habitat loss, loss of biodiversity, climate change, and the disruption of ecosystems.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • In 10 seconds, 42 children are born in the poorest nations, while $100 worth of damage is done to the global economy through pollution.

  • During the same 10 seconds, tons of hazardous waste are produced, two people die from drinking bad water, and billions lack access to clean water, sanitation, and electricity.

  • Additionally, four acres of rainforest are destroyed, and preventable diseases claim the lives of three children.

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