This summer is hotter than it was a decade ago and with high temperatures a norm across the globe, it is plainly evident that this is not just specific to a region alone. Deforestation has forever been an issue and has been so since industrialization took over many centuries ago. The fact that with the rise in population, people had to make dwelling places and then erase out forested lands for the sake of farmlands and then even turn those lands to build homes is a big part of world history now.
Slowly with globalization and rise in technology, man began to see city planning more vital than even breathing fresh air. Cities with tall, taller, and tallest skyscrapers came up, and then vehicles took to the streets like never before. In short, as Jonathan Schrag, an environmentalist feels, not many realized about the climate change until it was very late.
How climate change is already a big concern?
Climate change did not happen in a day and even now; many people are using scientific means to cool their home and offices. But they are not looking at any ways to check the climate change. The rise in temperature is so much that plenty of countries are signing up treaties and coming to a pact to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases or release of carbon monoxide in to the air.
As it is, the glaciers at the Arctic are melting at a faster pace and soon it would lead to a rise in the level of water all around. It is just the tip of the iceberg. The other scarier aspects of this climate change would be the drying up of ground water tables and the imminent paucity of clear drinking water.
Baby steps to solve a major issue:
But even as these steps are happening at a global level, at an individual level, it is vital that everyone stops or does their best to give rise to their patch of green in their neighborhood. As they say, charity begins at home, and likewise, even this step of making the world green should begin at home. Planting saplings and trees or bushes and grass in the neighborhood is a great move.
Reading about climate change and its implications is vital. All of this information is available online for reading too.
Once a person reads about climate change, he can like Jonathan Schrag does his best to create awareness. From protecting the water bodies and local ponds to cleaning the local beach and raising campaigns to protect the animals – everything is possible if one just forms a group locally itself.
With social media as a big help, today, one can raise awareness, and aim to protect the environment and do his best bit for saving the world a bit. Even though these steps are happening quite slowly to keep up with the pace of destruction and heat wave that has already enveloped the world, it is never too late to do one’s bit.