This website shows you how many people are being born and dying this very second, and how much pollution is being emitted each second. I’ve watched this for 1 and a half minutes, and in that time, 350 people were born, and 120 people have died. 50000 tonnes of carbon dioxide have been released into the atmosphere.
This really puts things into perspective. I’m sitting here studying for tomorrow’s test and 250 people are born every minute, and 100 people are dying every minute in the world. If that doesn’t hit you with the realization that we are part of a much larger world then I don’t know what will.