Climate change is real!
It’s really around us, side by side with everyday life. It could be that we are one of the main causes. Human activity releases large amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, as a result, the earth is on average one degree warmer than before the Industrial Revolution. So, what is meant by climate change?
Climate change is the long-term change in the average weather pattern that determines the earth’s local, regional and global climate. It is also confirmed by NASA that, climate data records provide evidence of key indicators of climate change, such as increases in global land and ocean temperatures; rising sea levels; loss of ice at Earth’s poles and on mountain glaciers.=
Some of the human activities that cause climate change include: Increased use of fossil fuels — coal, oil, and gas to generate electricity, running cars and other forms of transportation, and power generation and industry. Deforestation — living trees absorb and store carbon dioxide, and increasingly intensive agriculture — emit greenhouse gases such as methane and nitrous oxide (World Wide Fund for Nature).
The 2015 Paris Agreement aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping global temperature increases this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
In terms of reducing emissions in accordance with the Ratification of the Paris Agreement to UNFCCC and the national goals of 13 SDGs targets regarding the handling of climate change, until now it has not been running significantly. We often feel the impact, such as: floods, prolonged dry season, drought that causes land fires. The reason is that every year it always increases with an intensity that is getting more and more worrying.
In the last few years, even as we entered the beginning of 2021, we have been faced with hydrometeorological disaster phenomena. Hydrometeorological disasters are disasters triggered by weather and climatic conditions such as floods, landslides, tornadoes, etc. This year, many floods occurred in several parts of Indonesia, such as West Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, Bogor, Semarang, NTT, and Kudus. Meanwhile, landslides occurred in the cities of Bogor, Sumedang, and Semarang. These are just a few disasters that have occurred, there are many other impacts of climate change.
So, how do you feel about climate change now?? Isn’t it awful? Without realizing the way we react now reflects the degree of is still not fully concerned and wise, that it turns out that we are now in a phase of the climate crisis. These are just a few disasters that have occurred, there are many other impacts of climate change.
So, what steps can we take to contribute to fighting climate change?
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