IN THESE times, climate change poses a big threat to the way we live. All around you can see “Stop Global Warming” here, “Save Mother Earth” there, and all same stuff everywhere. But do these people really know what they are babbling about?
Well, I know climate change is the unnatural change in the climate cycle caused by global warming. Some countries which have not experienced snow and winter are experiencing it now. Some countries that are imperious to extreme heat experience it now.
It’s a threat because the sudden change in weather may cause harm and illness, and that is never a good thing.
Here and there you can see many different protests and movements regarding climate change and global warming. But do these people really have actual knowledge about the issue? You may keep shouting out “Save Mother Earth” but do you really know what you’re fighting for?
And if you really want to fight for that, can you offer solutions?
I have met many different people with many different problems. There was this man who said he wanted to end global warming and all but when I asked if he knew what global warming is, he replied, in my surprise, “I really don’t know. It just sounded bad.”
I appreciated his concern for the issue but it doesn’t seem right when you don’t know what you’re even fighting for. And worst, you don’t have any solutions in your mind.
There are people who know the issue and are actively finding a way to end it while there are those who don’t know but fight anyway. I believe that you should at least know what you’re going into. Research. Study. Brush up. Those things are essential to really combat the issue and not just do it for show.
Some people, on the other hand, know about it and just simply ignore it. They take the issue for granted. Although there are those who are completely clueless on the topic, they don’t go against it. I believe that the people concerned should raise public awareness and try to persuade as many people as they can.
Information is very crucial for a battle, and this battle needs as many hands as it can get.
Knowledge is power, so they say. And to win battles, you need power. With a battle this big, we need all the help we can get. Slowly but surely, we can build up a big enough force to actually see change in the world to end all the calamities brought by climate change and global warming.
Imagine a world with stable weather patterns and rainfall. No more deaths to calamities. A better world. And to see a better world, we need to start seeing a better self. (David Albino)
Southern Notes are essays written by students of Southpoint School in Maa, Davao City.