An ideology? A political creation? An act of God? As much as people will want to deny it, the Arctic is melting, temperatures are rising, droughts are occurring, Climate Change is a reality which one will only choose not to believe because perhaps you close your eyes to the realities of what is happening to our planet right before us. So many people share different views and perspectives when it comes to the topic of Climate change. Personally, I did not believe in the philosophy that our planet was getting hotter and the ozone layer was depleting until I attended my first class on Climate Change in my second year at university. “It is just a political creation to make people pay more taxes for using their cars” a friend living in London said. “The polar bears are dying, the Arctic is melting and it’s all our fault,” another said. Whatever you choose to believe, there is quite enough evidence indicating that our planet is changing. The heat waves, the violent rainstorms, the rising ocean levels, are all indications of a change which hasn’t been witnessed in the past decades, maybe not ever by millennials.
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We live in a time where we have every kind of information just at the click of a button or even at the utterance of a voice command. This has made it much easier to see the evidence of the changes occurring and to break down this “complex issue of climate change” into much more understandable terms via images, weather mobile phone applications, television documentaries and several other online platforms. “Going green” seems to be the major discussion of every industry and manufacturer currently. This includes the concept of using renewable resources as supposed to using Natural gas, Nuclear, Coal and other sources of energy that have high Green House Gas (GHG) emissions.