Climate change is the most important topic we should focus on. The wild fires, rising temperatures, rising sea levels are the result of it. And this year 2020 we are experiencing it, we have experienced every bit of it in previous years too. Due to excessive emission of the green house gases there is a rise in earths temperature. Our earth is already 1.1o C warmer than it was before the industrial revolution. And we are witnessing the results of it.
As Earth is getting warmer the glaciers are melting and hence the oceans are expanding. If this keeps on going the coastal areas and the islands will be soon under water. We emit tons and tons of CO2 every year irrespective to the consequences that we may face in future. The worst thing about it is that we know the climate change is happening but no one is ready to take the responsibility of it.
The developed countries are the one that are emitting the most. The developed countries like USA and China are at top of the chart. On 12th December 2015, The Paris agreement was nearly accepted by every nation to tackle the climate change and its ill effects. In this agreement the deal was to reduce the emission of green house gases and to limit the rise of global temperature to 1.5o C with respect to the temperature before the industrial revolution. On June 1, 2017 President Trump made the decision to withdraw the name from this agreement.
The UN said that if the global temperature rises by 1.5o C by the year 2100 then it is okay and even if it rises by 2o C then too it is fine. But the most concerning thing is that the temperature is rising so fast that we may hit 1.5o C by 2030.
Atleast there is awareness regarding Climate Change and some countries are trying to use maximum renewable source of energy. If more countries adopt this method for generation of energy then we may tackle this situation. Even if all the nations decide to reduce the carbon emission then too at some point politics comes in between and then, we’re back where we started.
Factor which also plays a vital role in the climate change is the lifestyle. If we are rich then we tend to use more private vehicles. At this point we should more often use public transport, e-bikes and e-cars. We should maximize the use of bicycles. This will help to reduce carbon emission and will help to lower the overall temperature of the Earth.