Climate change has been increasingly on the in this last decade and is a big concern we need to face for the next century. As a college student taking “Physics of Natural Disasters” interdisciplinary course, we are learning more about climate change. But as just a normal citizen, I wouldn’t know much about climate change or be aware of it and I wasn’t sure what I could do about climate change as an individual. We have learned in class that natural disasters can be intensified by climate change. We have also learned the climate has changed as the global temperatures rise which causes change in precipitation and that hurricanes are stronger and sea levels have risen along with more drought and heat waves. But back to what I was saying before: what can I do about it? Those are global effects and I ‘m just a single person. Can I really do something to help?
The answer is YES, for sure. And same goes for you. You don’t need to be a college student like me, or have a PhD or any kind of diploma to help this matter. You just have to be you. Be aware that climate change affects every single living being on this planet. People living in cities can get caught in floods. Citizens who don’t have shelter could possibly die from an intense winter that is caused by climate change. For sure you can help the neighbor that lives in a basement who just lost his/her house to a flood, or maybe donate winter clothes for those in need. My whole point is that we sure can do something about climate change, even though it might be offering indirect help. Climate change can’t be stopped, but that does not mean we will let others suffer because of it.