Climate Change Needs More Recognition

Climate Change Needs More Recognition

Brynn Friesen, Staff Writer

Climate change has been a present problem for quite some time now. With scientists now saying that the damage could be irreversible in the near future, we need to start cracking down on fixing the world’s climate situation.

While others may argue that it really is recognized, I have to disagree. I have seen many Instagram posts about climate change and read multiple articles about it, but I think we could take it a bit more seriously.

Resources are highly important to the influence of climate change, in both positive and negative ways. The burning of fossil fuels drastically increased the rate of global warming, but things like renewable energy and composts can help keep it at bay.

I believe that if we start to completely see climate change for the dangerous, worldwide issue it is and start to use the beneficial resources we have, we will be able to improve Earth’s condition.

Part of the problem is that people don’t know what daily changes they can make or what they can use instead of other, more harmful products. 

The education on what we can use is one of the most important aspects of decreasing climate change.

According to NRDC, there are many things we each can do to help, such as speaking up on climate change, using renewable energy sources, wasting less water, unplugging electronics, and rethinking the use of public transports. 

If we want the change to be fully recognized for its danger, we need to start making these small, daily improvements to how we affect the world.

It may not feel like it, but even the smallest switch from driving a car to riding a bike can make a difference, so long as everyone tries. 

I have to admit, I haven’t been so good at fixing my attention on the hazards I bring to the environment, but my family has started to really focus on recycling and picking up trash when we can.

For me, exploring websites regarding climate change — such as the official website for NASA — has helped me learn more about the causes, effects, and current working solutions. 

According to studies done by NASA, the long-term effects that climate change should have on the earth in the future include drastic shifts in weather, such as stronger hurricanes and more droughts. They also said that the “sea level will rise 1-8 feet by 2100.” 

All of these current facts are frightening for obvious reasons. Natural disasters were already bad enough. We don’t need the intensity to increase.

By educating ourselves on the causes and effects of climate change and learning how we can help the environment, we should be able to prevent many of the negative impacts that climate change causes.

When it comes to climate change, many people usually tend to brush it aside or think that we can deal with it later, including me. What we have to start realizing is that we should be helping right now, in any ways we can think of.