We Must Be The Change

1860 WordsNov 15, 20148 Pages
1. Introduction “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” Mahatma Gandhi The Earth’s climate is changing. This is widely evident in the global increase of air and ocean temperature, the melting of ice caps and the rising sea levels. The truth is undeniable as the world experiences changes in rainfall, resulting in floods, droughts and heat waves, putting a strain on environmental health, food resources and biodiversity. The Earth is the source of life; it constitutes our very existence. Thus, climate change has evolved into a serious global problem threatening our livelihoods. There are efforts to mitigate the magnitude of global warming by conducting scientific research, raising awareness and developing national as well as international environmental policies. Nevertheless, these efforts are too little, but hopefully not too late. The fossil fuel industry is still emitting high levels of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere with insufficient regulation by states. Economic prosperity is still the top priority of nations, even if it compromises the welfare of the Earth. However there must be a way for economic and social “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. (Our Common Future) So the question is, what forms of strategies and solutions can be implemented to mitigate global warming? And how can we sway stakeholders into taking consequent action? First, I

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