Change: good and bad
Change happens naturally in our environment every single day.
Natural change is good and it is vital to the survival of many species of living things. An example is the lifecycle of a butterfly or the water cycle below.
The Water Cycle
The Water Cycle
The earth is suffering rapid change that many plants and animals can't react to fast enough.
Climate change is a bad change for our planet, with the stark reality that humans are responsible for this with their over-reliance on fossil fuels. Rising sea levels and changes to our climate are happening already and will get worse unless dramatic changes are made.
Habitat Destruction is becoming worse as people are destroying natural wonders like the rainforests.
Read the next two pages to find out how Irish habitats are suffering from bad changes.
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- Ireland's Environment Overview
- Environmental Governance
- Air Quality
- Spotlight on biodiversity in Ireland
- Life and biodiversity
- Biodiversity loss
- Protecting biodiversity
- Overview of Ireland's Wildlife
- Domestic animals in Ireland
- What can be done
- Celebrate the Green Wave!
- Public Consultations
- The Built Environment
- Waste Management
- Aarhus Convention
- Climate Change
- Health and Wellbeing
- Featured Articles
- County Focus
- Environmental Awareness Initiatives
- Education, Training & Exhibitions
- Public Consultations & Review Procedure
- Environmental Impact Statements
- Who Does What?
- Environmental Assessment
- Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
- Local Authority Environmental Enforcement
- Mineral Extraction