The Problem of Climate Crisis: We are not strangers to seeing news on TV talking about how the change in our climate has damaged our ecosystem, and if nothing is done to stop this, the result will be irreversible (if the global temperature rises above the 1.5℃ threshold).
Now, before anyone starts debating with me about whether the threshold should be 1.5℃ or 2℃, or whatever the threshold actually is, I just want to bring one thing to everyone’s attention that is, keeping climate change within a specific limit and experiencing the result of climate change are two very different things.
The Problem of Climate Crisis
Managing the global temperature to prevent it from tipping over the scale is so that whatever results that arose from the climate crisis stay within a recoverable range. If the world continues to produce harmful emissions and pollutions, we will exceed the limit and the damage to our ecosystem becomes irreversible, then that would mean the end of the world.
But you see, many people overlooked one small problem and that is, though we have yet to arrive at that irreversible point, climate change and its effects are already here. Yes, we are already experiencing melting glaciers, warmer and colder weather, hurricanes, floods, and the list goes on.
So folks, stop worrying about if we are ever going to stay within the 1.5℃ temperature range (I’m not even going to waste my time convincing naysayers that climate crisis is real, and yes, we have landed on the moon some years ago) because the impact itself is already here.
We should be aware that even if we are able to keep everything under control, that does not necessarily mean that there will not be repercussions. Earth may still turn into a disastrous place to live, with water, air, and hygiene issues.
Threshold or not, we need to act now.