The weather is changing, there is no doubt about that. What used to be snowy is now sunny, and white Christmases were replaced by mild-temperature holidays, and the ice caps are considerably shrinking. Climate change action is needed urgently if the inhabitants of the United States want to keep on living comfortably.
Last year’s winter was definitive proof that climate change is affecting our country more than the “doubters” want to admit. Climate change action is needed urgently, and the officials should start looking into various solutions for the heat waves that will soon affect the entire country.
There is no button that can stop the climate from changing. At least not while Exxon and other such companies are continuing to burn fossil fuels and raise the level of CO2 to dangerous limits.
But there are measures that can be taken to prevent the heat wave from being even hotter and more disruptive than it is predicted to be this year. Because the heat is not only affecting us, humans, making our air conditioning units work non-stop to cool our houses.
The lack of rain and the constant, terrible heat will not help crops get bigger, by the contrary, the plants will wilt and die if the farms are not equipped with state-of-the-art irrigation systems. Moreover, wild animals will die at an alarming rate if their usual water sources will be depleted.
Climate change action is needed, and the matter couldn’t be more urgent. In order to save what is left of the planet, the industries, and the individuals should invest in renewable sources of energy.
Even though the oil industry does not agree with renewables, mostly because they are eliminating the big oil corporations, making a place for new, sustainable energy providers, this is the technology of the future.
Solar and wind power are already ready to be harnessed. As opposed to the fossil fuel industry that is using up natural finite resources, renewables are working with wind and solar power. This means that the sources of the energy will never deplete.
Apart from eco-friendly power sources, there are other technologies and measures that could be taken into consideration. For example, carbon capture is an interesting idea. Even if the technology had somewhat of a rough start, the idea that scientists could capture some of the incredibly large amounts of carbon dioxide from our atmosphere and reuse, store, or recycle is comforting.
Climate change action is needed for our planet to survive humans and their actions.
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