Some people deny that climate is changing and those who accept it, some of them don’t think that our activities are responsible for it. However, our climate is changing rapidly. Our activities are aggravating the situation. Now, climate has become erratic in many parts of the world. Some parts are receiving too much rain while other parts are facing severe drought. People blame governments and industries for this phenomenon but everyone is responsible for it to some extent. We all can contribute to stop climate change in this way:
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Everyone can contribute to protect environment and stop climate change, if one is concerned of it. It doesn't mean that we should become ascetics but it means that we should sacrifice a bit. We should not be the slaves of our own mind and habits. We should get rid of those habits which are making things worse. Live and let live should be our mantra.
The closest we can get to stopping climate change is to go back to living in caves and hunting and gathering and wiping out 90% of the world's population so that there are enough resources to go around.
While man is certainly hastening climate change, we are not the "root" cause of it. Throughout history the climate of the Earth has always changed, gone through cycles and such.
The ice ages that have occurred and gone are simple proof of that. The Earth has a natural cycle, a rhythm it goes through. This includes periods of heating and cooling, periods of ice, torrential rain and flooding, periods of heat, swampy humid times, etc.
These will occur whether mankind is around or not.
However, mankind is certainly hastening things along. Ever since the Industrial Revolution when we kicked things into high gear we have been on a path to where we are now, and even worse in the future. In the early days of mining before science had advanced to where we are now, we would generally rape or pillage the earth for minerals, fossil fuels or whatever we needed. We would then burn these fuels, polluting the atmosphere after destroying the earth from whence they came.
Depletion of the ozone, deforestation, as you mentioned in another post, illegal or strip mining, these are all issues that have been occurring for a long long time.
At this point I fear we are too far gone, the balance has tipped, we will not be able to put things back in balance in this world. Perhaps the next. The Fourth Age of Man will end by our own hand. Let us hope in the Fifth Age we will learned some lessons.
Even if every person gave up all the things that are causing the climate changes phenomenon to accelerate, it is too late.
And honestly, how many people are willing to give up all their creature comforts to stop something that won't be completely destructive (I mean extinction level event destructive) within their lifetime?
Might as well ask everyone to stop doing something so that the sun doesn't expand to a Giant class and destroy the Earth. This is predicted to happen in approximately 5 billions years.
People want comfort and satisfaction NOW and damn the future. You can see this in our lifestyles. Want something now, use a credit card, pay for it later (if you can). People buy houses, cars, boats, phones, computers, take vacations that they can't afford and LOTS of other luxury items that they can't afford because they think of things NOW and not what will it will cost them down the road THEN.
You want to stop climate change? Kill all humans, let the Earth reset and hopefully in the next iteration of our species we won't be so greedy or stupid.
But in this world, in this time? I have little hope we will survive what is coming.
As I have said before at the end of many other posts:
I WEEP FOR HUMANITY
One thing that I was really happy that could potentially prevent climate change was a bill in our country requiring establishments to plant green trees in "Front" and at the "Back" of their buildings. Normally now, city proper is fully congested with buildings and infrastructures without considering planting trees for a clean air. With the passage of this bill, I'm looking forward for a greener and more clean air in our area.
If this could be applied in a lot of countries, I'm very much sure this will be a first step towards preventing a climate change.
Another thing will be using the technology innovations to survey our forests from illegal logging activities. Drones and helicopters are very much needed in the search and rescue operations of our forests. This is one of the main reasons why we are suffering much with climate change and calamities occur.
Organizing a bill to ban the use of plastics will be a key addition too. Straws, plastic cups, plastic bags, plastic bins should be discouraged and be implemented as a low that prohibits the use of plastics. It is clogging the nature and our oceans.
- The best thing to do to stop climate change for me is to start educating children starting at our own home, the parents should be the first responsible guiding factor to teach their own kids on how to be disciplined citizens and knowing the consequence of things that we do that could result in environmental hazard effects to earth as a whole.
- Another thing is we should do like how Japan is nurturing students with again discipline first before academic knowledge, as it would be both beneficial to surroundings and the children itself as we know disciplined people tend to be more successful in their respective paths.
- Some studies or data gathered that the earth is getting worse and worse as the time passed by even if we invent technologies that could somehow relieves the climate change's effects we can not deny the fact that we are still facing this reality that a lot of people don't have the proper discipline even to throw their own waste in the proper trash bins or cans.
- My concluding answer would be start raising kids with disciplinary awareness and simultaneously preventing with inventions that should be eco friendly as well.