As the headlines attracted you already, let’s talk about climate change.
Why We should Talk about Climate Change?
According to “The Newyork Times” in The Science of Climate Change Explained: Facts, Evidence and Proof – The New York Times (nytimes.com) numerous scientific studies claim that 90 percent of the scientists believe that Humans are the reason for planet warming.
So it is us, humans who can protect it, restore it, and purify it.
Even though we are suffering in summers with heat, seeing scarce or excess rain we are not talking the way we should be talking.
Science has explained the effects of climate change exhaustively. In the last few years, we have been witnessing more weather conditions and catastrophic climate change.
Let us cite some examples to corroborate our statement. From 2019 till 2021 we have observed,
- Bushfires in Australia
- Rampant Forest Fire, Uttarakhand and Similipal
- Philippines Volcanic Eruption
- Cannada Heatwave
- Locusts attack on food grains in India, Asia, Middle east, Africa
- At least 10 cyclones in the past two years have hit the Indian coast.
- Earthquakes in many countries
- COVID-19 (middle of it)
- Getz Glacier Melting faster
All these just within a span of two years is not easy on human beings.
I have met people who have lost their homes and loved ones in a cyclone. I am sure other natural calamities bring no happiness to the sufferers.
I mean to say it is not easy to go through any climate disaster. So, why not to take care of our climate. So that receiving such cataclysmic weather conditions will be rare, not frequent.
What is the Big Fuss about it?
According to the information was given by NASA, the year 2016 and 2020 were recorded to be the hottest years in the last 2000 plus years. Research also claims Human behavior is responsible for climate change.
Not only the Global temperature has increased 1.18 Degree Celsius, but the precipitation rate has fluctuated said NASA: Climate Change and Global Warming. This is causing hardship for Farmers especially and affecting the geographically indicated products.
Recently at COP26 in Glasgow, almost 200 countries were united to tackle climate change. Countries have started realizing that it’s time to act.
Greenhouse gas concentration, temperatures, sea levels, ocean warming and ocean acidification, glacier melting, and socio-economic impacts are already discussed by the countries negotiating on climate change at COP26.
Taking My Hometown as an Example
My Hometown is Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
Odisha is a coastal state to the Bay of Bengal. Out of the world’s 36 most Deadliest Tropical Cyclones, 26 came in the Bay of Bengal.
Coastal Area and tropical weather define the state well.
For the last few years we have been witnessing cyclones, low pressure, floods so frequently that we always have to stay prepared. We are receiving cyclone alerts in every two-three months or so.
During summer it’s so hot and moist that we either see drought or low-pressure rainfall.
Farmers and certain sections of society suffer more than others.
What do u think about us young generations taking the charge on the matter?
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