Heatwaves are killing people in Canada and United States; floods are killing people in Germany and China – everyone agrees that the cause is climate change. And this is just us. We haven’t stopped to look at how all oceans and animals are doing.
Climate change has brutally shaken all corners of the world, but are we any likely to do something about it even now? I would say, not very. I will not recount the myriads of instances of climate change wreaking havoc, for gone are the days when climate change was an alien concept, limited to big meetings. Today, it is affecting every breath that we breathe, and with every single thoughtless action of ours, we are exacerbating an already dire situation.
It is easy to put every ecological problem on climate change, but why do we always do it with a sense of detachment? When will we stop talking about climate change as if it isn’t a problem of our own creation? Climate change is a problem we all are witnessing yet fail to acknowledge. The current scenario has shown us that no one will be spared, the richest or the most destitute.
So why don’t we, as humans inhabiting this planet, work towards changing the situation for the better? Everyone loves to show they care on social media, and in their real lives, they will thoughtlessly harm Mother Nature in the most despicable ways possible. Why don’t our governments take proper action?
And no – informing people that climate change is a problem, tweeting tweets and spending astronomical amounts just on meetings to set targets to reduce carbon emissions hasn’t helped. One day, our governments hold meetings to set all kinds of global goals, and the next cut down forests in the name of development. What our governments fail to understand is that this so-called development will cost us our lives.
There has been enough talk on this, and I will just repeat what so many before have established – climate change is a challenge that requires our immediate and collective action. If a country isn’t suffering excess heat, it might suffer excess water – but none will be spared.