Climate change is a worrying problem that concerns the future of humanity and life on Earth. In fact, in the last couple of weeks, the US was hit by two hurricanes (Ida and Larry) caused by climate change that saw terrible consequences including loss of life and property. According to the New York Times, just in the City of New York, 16 people lost their lives and several houses was affected by the floods 1. We are witnessing how coastal cities are submerging little by little into the ocean because of sea level rise and how numerous forest fires burn the flora and fauna. We are witnessing how our earth is dying.
But this is just the beginning. Scientists predict more adverse climate and frequent and stronger natural phenomena. We need to address the drastic climates, rising sea levels, loss of flora and fauna, and endless terrible consequences climate change brings. That means we need to act now to minimize the impact of climate change. This will not be easy, we need to make a radical change in how we produce, consume, and treat our wasting of natural resources. We must change both as a society and on a personal level. We need to move to a more green and sustainable life style, think outside of the box, create a consciousness of how we treat and live in our environment. Climate change is the most complex and difficult challenge that we and the next generation need to face, and we need to change now.
- Mckinley, Jesse, Dana Rubinstein, and Jeffery C. Mays. “The Storm Warnings Were Dire. Why COULDN’T New York Be Protected?” The New York Times. The New York Times, 03 Sept. 2021. Web. 21 Sept. 2021.