Climate Action Week 9/23-30 September 17, 2019
When we think about the problems changing climate is causing -and will continue to cause- it’s overwhelming and can make us want to ‘just not think about it’. That (in)action will only ensure that there will be no improvement, and probably a worsening of the situation.
Climate Action Week gives us an opportunity to consider ways we can effect positive changes to reverse, or at least mitigate the intensity of some impacts. It won’t happen without a lot of cooperation and effort. Many impacts we want to forestall are the ones that negatively affect the health, safety and well- being of humans and the other living organisms we depend on for survival. The cost of doing nothing is immeasurable. A quick look at the devastation caused in the Bahamas by Category 5 Hurricane Dorian, and other monster storms of recent memory that hit U.S. shores (Katrina, Irene, Sandy, Lee), as well as worsening heat waves, should provide us with incentive to make a big effort—and soon!
Air pollution claims over 7 million human lives annually around the world and the carbon emissions that contribute to climate change are a main factor.
The youth of the World are looking to the adults to do what we can to protect them from the consequences of a warming planet. Where there’s a will, there’s a way!