Human beings have a moral obligation to protect the environment and promote the sustainable development of the planet for future generations. Degradation of the environment is harmful and jeopardizes the long-term health and safety of animals, plants and humans. Now more than ever, it is important that we understand the impact our actions have on the environment. To become more environmentally conscious, we must also take steps to protect the planet and hopefully undo some of the damage already caused by human activity. The increase in greenhouse gas emissions contributes to the increase in the greenhouse effect, which has caused an increase in global temperatures. These gases also cause air, land, and water pollution. Pollution affects the quality of food, which can lead to ingestion of toxic substances. Poor air quality also poses serious risks to human health.