Burning fossil fuels and raising livestock are two of the largest contributors to increasing CO2 levels in the Earth’s atmosphere. Nature has prepared Earth for some extra carbon, though, since the land, the air, and the sea act as carbon sinks of sorts.
However, we are fast approaching the upper limits of how much these “sinks” can handle, as the infographic below shows.
Deforestation, pollution, and higher and higher consumption of fossil fuels is producing slow but potentially devastating changes to the Earth.
You can measure your carbon footprint with this neat calculator.