Climate change can affect us in so many ways. It's not all about the global catastrophe that may occur tomorrow or in 500 years as depicted in films such as The Day After Tomorrow, there are very real and small changes occurring all the time, the impact of which may not be realised until it is too late, or until the impacts of multiple events take us too far.
The Environment is effected by our current way of life. I am not qualified to state whether the changes to our planet would occur regardless of our presence however I think is it true to say that our actions are acting as a catalyst.
The smaller changes we can measure year by year have a very real affect on people around the globe. Food sources are affected, economical resources are over stretched, and diseases are mutating and becoming more significant to all living things on our planet.
So here and now I would like to recommend a small and quick way to help.
I know so many people who are passionate about climate change and willing to do their bit, however we all have demanding lives, responsibilities to family and friends, and frankly time is short.
What I am suggesting is that you take a small amount of time out of this day to visit this site and then click the large button that says...
The tabs along the top of the page that say: Hunger, Breast Cancer, Child Health, Literacy, Rainforest, Animal Rescue all have the same one click button so try and visit them all and click your mouse!
Then make a commitment to them to click your mouse; just one click every day, week, month or even year, and it will make a difference.
The site is run by The Greater Good Network. Their sponsors pay them for each click they receive in exchange for advertising space and the results of just clicking the buttons are astounding.
The pie charts below show the resources generated from clicking verses purchases via the site in the first 6 months of this year alone:
The Hunger Site has generated 30.1 million cups of food from clicking alone!
Making this small commitment and clicking your mouse can make such a huge difference.
If you do wish to do more you can add one click badges to your blog or website, sign petitions which regularly appear on the website or even make a purchase, but I hope that everyone who reads this post will commit to making that one click every day.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and please feel free to visit my other blogs and Blog Action Day Posts at Evolved and The Green Man. Happy Blog Action Day 2009 to you all.
To see other Blog Action Day posts on Climate Change click here.
(Pie Chart Image and Information Credit: The Greater Good Charity Site)