As most of you have probably heard, the world is decimating at a fast pace. According to Brandon Miller from CNN, the world must make “rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” to avoid disastrous levels of global warming.
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that by 2030, the planet will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels, strongly increasing the risk of extreme drought, wildfires, floods, and food shortages for hundreds of millions of people.
The scary thing is that we’re already 2/3rd of the way there. This gives us only 12 more years on this planet. Are you ready for it to all end? Or are you ready to make some changes?
Climate Change Might Just End The World
One of the main reasons the world is falling apart is because of climate change.
According to NASA, we are the cause of all of this. We are expanding the “greenhouse effect.” The “greenhouse effect” occurs when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth to space. Another way of saying it is our actions are affecting the natural greenhouse and gases that are supposed to be exposed.
For example, increases of burning fossil fuels (coal and oil) resulted in increases of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). Increases in carbon dioxide are extremely bad for our health and the air we breathe in.
According to NASA, some future effects from climate change are raising warm temperatures, frost-free seasons, changes in perception, increased chances of droughts and heat waves, hurricanes being stronger and more intense, and rise of sea levels.
All these effects seem life-threatening. So, what can we do to help? You may try to recycle and conserve energy yourself. But you should encourage other people to do the same. It is important for everyone to be aware of climate changes and spread awareness.
Here are some places to check out to learn more about climate changes: data.gov/climate data imitative, U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, National Climate Assessment 2014, U.S. Department Energy, and Environmental Protection Agency.
Will Warming Oceans End It All?
Oceanic pollution poses a serious threat to the fate of the planet. Whether it’s oil spills, extinction of aquatic animals, or the rising temperatures of the poles, something needs to be done to preserve the state of Earth’s waters. Approximately 80% of the ocean’s pollution comes from the land. That means humans are the main culprit as to why the ocean is becoming ruined.
One way to counterattack what is occurring is to be mindful of the amount of debris we’re allowing to enter the ocean. The ocean isn’t our trash can. So, trash shouldn’t be there! The ocean is filled with several ecosystems and once that trash gets into the ocean, the lives of the sea animals are at stake.
Plastic is a big factor in ocean pollution. Many of these animals consume plastic and it ends up killing them, leading to their extinction.
We should be careful about how much plastic we’re emitting to the ocean not just for the sake of the animals but for our sake as well. By eating those animals we’re also eating the pollution which will harm us.
Volunteering some of your time by cleaning up beaches would go a long way, it reduces the risk of that trash getting in the ocean.
A Couple More Years, Please!
Scientists have said that 2030 might just be the end, especially with the drastic climate change they predict.
We still have time left. For the next 12 years, we can be more sustainable and eco-friendly to help the planet last a little longer. It is up to us to make a difference and if we all come together, it won’t have to end like this!