With each passing day, the impending climate crisis is growing. Natural disasters such as earthquakes, forest fires, tornadoes, etc. have become part of the world’s “normal” environment but they should not be! This not only damages the lives of people all over the world but also damages the ecosystem enormously, which is why there has been an increased focus on environmentally friendly lifestyles and sustainable industrialization. For most people living in the West, climate change may not directly affect them, but as the years go by, it is clear that the climate is becoming a concern at all levels. Surprisingly, climate change can be controlled or at least reduced, but most governments do not take the necessary steps to tackle this problem.
The rising threat of climate change
On the Asian continent, countries such as 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; Floods have also increased and are linked to unusual droughts and storms. Given the seriousness of the situation, why do people not change their lifestyle? This is because people see short-term benefits and ignore long-term benefits. They prefer to change their future to their present, which affects the fight against climate change.
The climate is changing; Why are you not?
One of the biggest problems due to why people do not take climate change seriously is that it is non-linear. You can use a plastic straw today but it does not affect your tomorrow. But if a society of 100 people uses plastic straws daily, it could have a negative impact on the climate, which would emerge many years later. Given this information, here is a question you should ask yourself: what steps have you taken to live an environmentally friendly lifestyle? And if you’re like the majority of 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 changing your lifestyle to an environmentally friendly one, you need to remember the reason why you are doing it in the first place.
First, you need to remember that it starts with you; if everyone on this planet started taking responsibility for their actions, it would immediately solve many problems and can greatly help the environment. Second, if you do not start now, you will probably never do it; it is people like you who make the state. So why not take the first step. Finally, you will never know how many people you can inspire with your small actions towards an environmentally friendly lifestyle.
The climate needs our support, are you ready?