With each passing day, the impending climate crisis is growing. Natural disasters like earthquakes, wildfires, tornados, etc. have become a part of the world’s ‘normal’ environment but they shouldn’t be! This not only damages the lives of people across the world but also hurts the ecosystem tremendously, which is why there has been an increased focus on eco-friendly lifestyles and sustainable industrialization. For most people living in the west, climate change might not directly affect them but as the years go by, it is evident that climate is becoming a concerning topic at all levels. The surprising thing is that climate change can be controlled or at least reduced but most governments are not taking the necessary steps to address this problem.
The Rising Threat Of Climate Change
In the Asian continent, countries like India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan are facing heat waves that are considered a national emergency. The rising temperatures are not the only thing to worry about; flooding has also increased and is coupled with unusual droughts and storms. Given the seriousness of the situation, why are people not changing their lifestyles? It’s because people see short-term benefits and ignore long-term ones. They’d rather trade their future for their present, which is affecting the fight against climate change.
The Climate Is Changing; Why Aren’t You?
One of the biggest problems because of why people are not taking climate change seriously is that it’s non-linear. You can use a plastic straw today but it won’t affect your tomorrow. However, if a community of 100 people uses plastic straws daily, it can leave a negative impact on the climate, which would surface many years later. Given this information, here’s a question you should ask yourself: what steps have you taken toward living an eco-friendly lifestyle? And, if you are like the majority of the people out there, your answer will be ‘very little’ or ‘not at all.’
Here's What You Can Do
Now that you know how important this is, let’s discuss what can be done about it. While shifting your lifestyle to an eco-friendly one, you’ve to remember the reason why you are doing it in the first place.
Firstly, you have to remember that it starts with you; if everyone on this planet started taking responsibility for their actions, it would instantly solve a lot of problems and can greatly help the environment. Secondly, if you don’t start now, you probably never will; it’s people like you who make the state. So, why not take the first step. Lastly, you’ll never know how many people you can inspire with your little actions toward an eco-friendly lifestyle.
The climate needs our support, are you ready?