Essay – Climate Change, A Serious Threat.

Climate change is the most important issue of our time, and we are at a critical juncture, and it is already having an influence on our planet in ways we can’t imagine (Rubin, 2019). Temperatures are continuing to rise over the world, and we are seeing unprecedented shifts in precipitation patterns. Climate change’s effects are global in scope and unparalleled in scale, ranging from altering weather patterns that imperil food production to rising sea levels that increase the risk of catastrophic flooding. There are high hopes that are upheld by many parties who support the interests of overcoming the problem of climate change which is closely related to global warming which has become a world problem for some time recently. This great hope was also upheld by many of these parties in the Cop26 Climate Conference some time ago. The big hope in question is a firm decision to drastically reduce the use of fossil fuels in order to reduce gas emissions that trigger climate change and global warming. This decision is expected to be enacted starting from 2030, in order to maintain the sustainability of life on earth. However, it is unfortunate that the Cop26 Climate Conference did not produce results that could meet the expectations of many of these parties. Instead of immediately making a firm decision on reducing the use of fossil fuels, powerful governments sought a middle ground between our chances of survival and the fossil fuel industry’s interests.

However, we should not give up on the climate change problem, because, just like the complex natural systems on which our lives rely, human-made systems can abruptly shift from one condition to another. The Earth systems on which we rely share similarities with our social and economic institutions. They feature self-reinforcing qualities that keep them stable within a certain range of stress, but destabilize them when the external pressure is too high. If they are pushed past their tipping points, they can flip with incredible rapidity, just like natural systems. Changes in the energy system as a raw material in industry have actually occurred for a long time and until now, efforts are being made to continue to develop. A great example is the change from fossil fuels to drive engines, to electric systems such as batteries and so on. The performance of batteries, power components and charging points improves and their costs fall, the price of electric cars drops and their desirability soars (Monbiot, 2021). Another option is to encourage the movement to use more physical activities such as walking or using a bicycle in activities outside the home. Options like this are clearly more environmentally friendly and can help save the earth from climate change problems.

As far as I am concerned, the issue of climate change is a problem that is getting more serious and threatening the sustainability of life on earth. I see that in developing countries, this problem occurs very massively because of the lack of environmentally friendly technology options that are easily accessible by the public. Industrial and vehicle technology still relies heavily on fossil fuel because this option is still the most accessible option for the public, and the cost is way cheaper than the more environmentally friendly option. Therefore, the problem of climate change is more difficult to overcome in developing countries.

Increasing the energy efficiency is an excellent strategy to reduce pollution. It reduces the amount of energy used by power plants, which can result in the production of greenhouse gases. This means you should do everything you can to reduce your household’s energy consumption. When you’re finished, make sure to turn off lights and unplug any gadgets you’re not using. To help you save electricity, replace your light bulbs with energy-efficient light bulbs. The greatest method to have a positive effect in your community is to concentrate your efforts on spreading renewable energy awareness. We can persuade others to invest in renewable energy by informing them about how it is superior to using fossil fuels.

One of the most difficult crises humanity has ever faced is climate change. Hundreds of millions of lives, countless species and ecosystems, the economy’s health and viability, and the planet’s future habitability are all on the line. Climate change, fortunately, is reversible. We have the necessary technology. We have the scientific evidence. Now is the time for leadership—as well as the fortitude to shift course. To avert the worst effects of climate change, we must eliminate or drastically reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and carbon emissions as soon as possible. To do so, we’ll need a major shift in the way we create and consume electricity.

References

Collomb, J.-D. (2014). The Ideology of Climate Change Denial in the United States. OpenEdition Journal, https://journals.openedition.org/ejas/10305.

Fiona Harvey, D. C. (2021). Cop26 ends in climate agreement despite India watering down coal resolution. Retrieved from The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/13/cop26-countries-agree-to-accept-imperfect-climate-agreement

Monbiot, G. (2021). After The Failure of Cop26, Therels Only One Last Hope for Our Survival. Retrieved from The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/nov/14/cop26-last-hope-survival-climate-civil-disobedience

Rubin, D. A. (2019). 6 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT CLIMATE CHANGE. Retrieved from Sustainability For All: https://www.activesustainability.com/climate-change/6-things-you-can-do-to-prevent-climate-change/?_adin=02021864894

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