Climate Change: Part of The Problem & Solution
This issue has never been be trending topic on Twitter and Youtube but it very close to us. This topic is seldom to discuss in legal forum but it actually require most attention. We look this issue from far is like we are in iceberg theory. It look like so small but actually is very big and it gives many impacts to our lifetime.
What’s Iceberg Theory
Iceberg theory in psychology is to say that we only deal with that which we perceive with the naked eye. The rest goes unnoticed, which can be compared with an iceberg. There is a conscious part of the information, but there is also another unconscious part underneath.
- Are we insensitive with the conditions around of us, when the sun’s heat is not as hot as normal in the past.
- Maybe, we are not aware with earth phenomena such as wildfire, droughts, floods and food crises.
- Or, we are aware but assume that all happens are natural phenomena which need not special attention.
So, welcome to the end of the everything.
I’m not scaring you because I’m scared too with all I seen and all I read about Climate Change. So, what we need to know about Climate Change and its impact?
Mostly, people said Climate Change is natural processes. But, we humans are the main cause and in Kyoto Protocol said we are human is part of the destroyer of the earth.
The Kyoto Protocol was adopted on 11 December 1997. Owing to a complex ratification process, it entered into force on 16 February 2005. Currently, there are 192 Parties to the Kyoto Protocol.
In short, the Kyoto Protocol operationalizes the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by committing industrialized countries and economies in transition to limit and reduce greenhouse gases emissions in accordance with agreed individual targets.
So, why we have to worry about Climate Change?
Climate change is a significant changes included temperature, weather, ocean and land surface and earth climate by many factors.
a change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels.
Big impacts of Climate Change
There are a lot of impacts caused by Climate Change but these some of them that we should to know and worrying.
Earth 3 degree Celsius. All scientists told us that temperature of earth will be increasing continuously and they predict temperature increase up to 3” C for this century and it will very bad. Bad for human, bad for ecosystems, bad for the stability of the earth systems that we humans depend on for everything.
Before climate change talks kicked off in Bonn, the United Nations warned that the latest global warming projections point to a 3.2 degree Celsius (5.8 degree Fahrenheit) increase by 2100 — far above the goal of the Paris Agreement to limit temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius or preferably 1.5 degrees Celsius.
The Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. It was adopted by 196 Parties at COP 21 in Paris, on 12 December 2015 and entered into force on 4 November 2016. Its goal is to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Earth in 2050. It isn’t a long time to go there and all scientists gives an inconvenient description of what will happen in 2050. Food crisis, scarcity and hunger in everywhere even to breathe well is difficult if we didn’t do significant changes now.
Food crisis is a long and extreme shortage of food, which results in deaths.
What we have been to do so far to this earth. Are we have doing the right thing as human being? What we have been preparing for our generations? And are still there hope for better and livable earth in the future?
We are human be part of this problem. But we also can be part the solution. What we can do now for our earth?
- Food waste: Lets get started from our habit, our daily life. We are very consumptive. Don’t get used to letting left-over food.
- Joining environmental organizations or groups; participating in various governmental, non-governmental, school or community programs and projects against climate change;
- Participating in tree planting and go-green activities
- Garbage picking and recycling initiatives
- Promoting climate change and environmental awareness to the public by our social media
- Limiting the use of plastics
- Helping report illegal activities to authorities
- Encouraging our friends and ask them to join.
Doing those things can help mitigate climate change. Today, we should realize that we have a moral responsibility toward our environmental and our planet. Stopping climate change is not easy. But if we work together as one, our micro-efforts will have a macro effect on this earth.
We may be part of this problem. But we have responsibilities to be part of the solution.