These Eye-Opening Memes Show the Real 10-Year Challenge
Before-and-after photos of your friends have probably taken over your Facebook and Instagram feeds, but environmentalists are using the #10YearChallenge to insert a dose of truth.
The #10YearChallenge we all need to wake up to. #FightForYourWorld © NASA https://t.co/BQQ9VFKJDf— WWF-UK (@WWF-UK)1547658905.0
A #10YearChallenge actually worth caring about (no disrespect to y'all who somehow look better now than 10 years ag… https://t.co/gDL3cT9t1x— Dr. Kristen Weiss (@Dr. Kristen Weiss)1547659847.0
Polar bears hunt seals from the ice surface, but sea-ice cover in the
Arctic is diminishing at alarming rates. Research suggests that polar bears might not be hunting enough seals to meet their energy demands.
Brazil's Lucas Tucci di Grassi—a racer who competes in the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship—joined the 10-year challenge to advocate for sustainable solutions, such as installing solar panels, eating less meat and driving electric vehicles.
The only #10yearchallenge you need to care about is actually a long one.. #ClimateChange #climatechangeisreal help… https://t.co/B3EV5z6vIn— LUCAS DI GRASSI (@LUCAS DI GRASSI)1547642782.0
While the climate is changing,
plastics stay the same. This poignant meme from Greenpeace Indonesia not only shows how plastics pollute the natural environment, but also that this non-biodegrable material will stick around for centuries.
Soccer player Mesut Özil, who plays for the Premier League club Arsenal, also chimed in on Thursday with a tweet that's already been retweeted more than 24,000 times and liked more than 74,000 times.
The only #10YearChallenge we should care about 🙏🏼🌍 #M1Ö https://t.co/S8hU7gNgZJ— Mesut Özil (@Mesut Özil)1547730438.0
If it takes a social media challenge to get more people to care about the environment, then so be it.
Take a moment today to remember our biggest #10YearChallenge! We must act now, change our lifestyles and hold our… https://t.co/fdpnoaIrHe— Rajat Rai Handa (@Rajat Rai Handa)1547634377.0
[Note: This post was updated with Mesut Özil's tweet]
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