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Spaceship Earth



Many times a person can have a misconception that what is present in their now will last forever. Enlightening this human misconception is important because the Earth is a limited resource. We must preserve what we have now, so our future can continue to enjoy.

Currently, Global warming is a “hot topic”.  Global warming is defined as a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth’s atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of pollutants. According to a NASA report, the global warming trends occurring on our planet is not natural, but primarily a result of human activity. While some people believe climate change is occurring, others think the idea is ludacris. Regardless of beliefs, we are all trying to exist on the same planet and we need to take care of it. As Marshall McLuhan said, “There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth, we are all crew”.

We must adapt McLuhan’s thought to our everyday life. Living things on Earth are shielded from bits of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.  The increased levels of pollutants have affected the ozone creating a thinning layer and ozone patches reducing the Earth’s natural protection from UV radiation. In recent years, the  ozone layer has been able to slowly rebuild. With the depletion of the ozone layer, higher percentages of UV radiation will continue to emit through the Earth’s surface affecting life on Earth.

With the greater risk of UV exposure, people need to increase their protection while spending time outdoors. Apollo Sunguard’s shade cloth provides up to 96% UV protection maximizing the ability to enjoy the outdoors while protecting skin from the harmful UV rays. Our shade cloth is also temperature reducing up to 20*. Did you know, the darker the fabric the cooler the temperature underneath it?

Sources:

http://www.livescience.com/37003-global-warming.html
https://www.epa.gov/ozone-layer-protection/ozone-layer-science
https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/ozone-layer-no-longer-thinning/7753.article

Photo Credit:  https://earthspacecircle.blogspot.com/



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