BEATING CLIMATE CHANGE
By Prof. Liwayway Memije-Cruz
The blunt truth about the politics of climate change is that no country will want to sacrifice its economy in order to meet this challenge, but all economies know that the only sensible long term way of developing is to do it on a sustainable basis.-Tony Blair
The entire world is now trying to do something about the most alarming environmental issue of our time… climate change. Climate change is attributed directly or indirectly to human activities that alter the composition of the global atmosphere, aside from the natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods.
Recent studies show that:
Nobody has ever thought that we as humans can actually change the Earth’s climate, but from the observations of different scientists and climatologist all over the world they found out that people do send greenhouse gases into the atmosphere that make our planet warmer. It was during the industrial revolution that we began altering our climate and environment through agriculture and industrial practices. Prior to this, human activity released very few gases into the atmosphere. But now because of population growth, fossil fuel burning and deforestation, we are now greatly affecting the mixture of gases in the atmosphere. Since the industrial revolution, the need for energy to run machines has steadily increased. Demands for energies to make car run, light and cool our homes, increased thus decreasing our reserves of fossil fuels.
What can we do to abate the causes of climate change? No matter how simple your contributions are, these can still make a difference.