Recent propositions and potential solutions regarding climate change and rising sea levels from the government immensely illustrate how urgent the situation has become.
The chief cause of this deterioration of the environment is the burning of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are vital in industrial activities that can benefit the economy, such as mining and producing products such as plastic. Due to population growth and a higher demand for products, fossil fuel consumption, which is directly proportional, has also been increasing.
Climate change, or what many people deem global warming, can have several different outcomes. The melting ice glaciers could lead to many of the world’s major coastal cities ending up submerged in water and generally uninhabitable. Other possible effects include climate fluctuations and random weather patterns. Soon thereafter, farming would be extremely complex and difficult to manage with less arable land and unpredictable droughts. As a whole, this daunting possibility also includes disputes and wars for control of the limited valuable resources.
In order to achieve bright solution, people should change their lifestyles and help out in the present. In the end, widespread collaboration and different ways of living could be the keys to saving the planet. Governments cannot continuously spend vast amounts of capital on so-called “solutions” to solve the climate dilemma if people do not take action.
Many people may wonder how exactly they can contribute to slowing climate change. Small changes in daily life include using the air conditioning/heater less often in the house and implementing organic food into diets, which will lower the need for production of processed foods. Some bigger changes may include switching to hybrid cars or recycling on a consistent basis so that new materials do not need to be manufactured in factories. Altogether, this collective effort can be more effective than government projects involving wind and hydroelectricity.
Soon, our decisions will affect our descendants and define what life will be like in the near future. This century has been mostly characterized by astonishing innovation and change of life, so it is only sensible to keep it that way. The responsibility and fate of the planet wholly belongs to all the people of all nations.