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What Can We Do to Help Reduce Climate Change? by City Tech Blogger Stanley Okang

Climate change, as many of us know, has been one of the biggest topics being discussed around the globe today. With the Earth warming up, we can see the effects of rising temperatures as well as rising sea levels. Science has proven these effects which has caused many officials, countries, and states to invest into how it can be reduced. Therefore, how can we play a part in reducing climate change?

In my last article, I talked about how climate change cannot be fixed without God. We opened the door to all this disaster and that door is sin. You may ask what does this have to do with sin or a door? Well, when God created mankind in his image, he told us not to eat from the fruit of death. Therefore, by disobeying God, we opened the door to sin which wages in death and all the hardship we must face, still to this day. We didn’t want peace or freedom, we wanted to be like God, our sinful nature was there from the very beginning. Therefore, we should start by turning our hearts to God and crying out to him for help, because only he can save us from this mess.

Secondly, there are many things in our society we can do also help. We live in a society today where most people live for themselves, their only focus is how rich they can get. We see this all over the news, even the rich people commit fraud. I believe the wealthy can also do a lot to help, by maybe establishing a program to help many of those who cannot afford renewable energy such as solar power. This will reduce the use of non-renewable energies and will help in reducing greenhouse gases. Another thing we can do, let’s take the lottery for example and just imagine all the money people spend in playing the lottery, billions of dollars are spent on it daily. Why don’t we take this money and use it to help poor families or countries in order to reduce global warming. We’re all greedy and tend to not worry about our children and grandchildren who may have to live with the consequences of climate change.

We also live in a society that is much too expensive. Take New York City for example, where the average rent cost for one bedroom is about $2,800. I wonder what is so special about these buildings. With rent on the rise in cities like New York and other places, many are forced to move to sub areas, which means more trees are being destroyed for more houses to be built. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, “Trees help stop climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. Trees provide many benefits to us, every day. They offer cooling shade, block cold winter winds, attract birds and wildlife, purify our air, prevent soil erosion, clean our water, and add grace and beauty to our homes and communities.” Therefore, if more trees are destroyed there will be more global warming.

There are so many things we can do, not only to help the environment but also our neighbor. Climate change has been a topic spoken about for a while, however, if we keep going on this self-destructive path, then there will be less or no change. We all need to play a part in this, we should have those who are rich do something to help those who are poor or have less resources. Stop wasting money on the lottery and other things and use that money to help our environment.  It’s like we’re neglecting the leaky roof in our house to buy a new television. Apostle Paul said “For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that”.

 

 

Works Cited

“BibleGateway.” 1 Timothy 6:7-8 NIV – – Bible Gateway, www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%2BTimothy%2B6%3A7-8&version=NIV.

“Trees Help Fight Climate Change.” Climate Change at Arborday.org, www.arborday.org/trees/climatechange/.

https://events.butler.edu/event/religion-seminar-series-global-religious-perspectives-on-climate-change

https://www.connect4climate.org/infographics/what-can-we-do-about-climate-change

 

 

 

 

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