I feel that we as students could help spread the word on how important climate change is and that it should not be taken lightly. If we were to continue to spread the word and grow into a movement of people who are more aware of this problem, we could make an enormous change by finding an alternative solution to the burning of fossil fuels that radiate heat energy/waves towards the upper atmosphere, creating the greenhouse effect. This is the process where gases trap heat energy which is said to be harmful to the environment. As we see the drastic changes in our planet, the ozone layer is also depleting which is causing more radiation to enter into our atmosphere. We need to realize that we are the ones who are responsible for the immediate outcomes that our planet is experiencing. The sooner we act the better chance we have of protecting the environment we live in. If we stay at the pace, we might not be looking at a habitable planet to live on anymore. Many people today focus on acquiring sustainable wealth which can secure an ideal life, and they are willing to go to extreme measures to make that possible. Regardless if those measures may leave many people homeless, starving, and oppressed.
We see all these large-scale corporations and business conglomerates that are fully aware of all these natural disasters that occur due to their own actions, but since they are reaping the benefits, they are willing to continue harming the environment they themselves live in. I would have to say that they do not seem to care very much about the environment. They are more concerned with their investment making them a quick buck. The only way I see us making a change is if we stand united behind a mutual cause, helping our planet and standing up against the big corporations and corrupt politicians, who are more focused on themselves instead of the voice of the people. It is sad to see all the data and information that was collected over the years be scrutinized by people who are willing to sacrifice their lives to make those who are unaware aware. In the midst of it all, people still do not take these matters seriously enough for them to act on their own. They continue to live a carefree life believing that the earth shall protect them forever. I truly believe the earth is like a person and our entire population is like a bacteria. So naturally for a person to feel better, the body must reject the bacteria so the body can reach its peak performance again. The entire world needs to work hand in hand since we are the ones slowly destroying the planet. The only way to fix the problem is for us to minimize the population, so the earth would have enough time to heal itself back to its original state before civilizations started and industrial expansion began. If we are lucky, we will be blessed enough to continue living on this beautiful planet. We have already reached a point of no return. In my opinion, it seems ironic, we have been living on this planet since it all started only to reach a point where we soon will face a cataclysmic catastrophe. And my question is why?