Climate change is an inevitable result of global improvements in the standard of living

Climate Change

It is unarguably true that global warming and climate change are results of damage inflicted on the environment by mankind in order to make our lives better. For instance, improvement in science and technology, specifically fumes from cars and other electromechanical equipment negatively affect the health level of air around us. However, the convenience and comfort gained from using most high-impact environment-degrading products like cars, generators and wastes (plastic foils, rubber, cellophane bags etc) make them unavoidable for improved living conditions around the globe.

On the one hand, it is everyone’s responsibility to show commitment and make meaningful contributions to the attainment of global environmental sustainability goals, one of which is to reduce the level of pollution. This is more so because most countries in the world have natural resources (such as oil, gas, coal etc) which provide huge earnings and electricity—the basic operational resource for individuals and companies. Pollution, which is dangerous to human existence, is thus inescapable because manufacturers and people living in developing countries where stable power supply has been elusive and costly, where available, cannot afford the better option of eco-friendly supplies of power such as solar panels.

Until more reliable and affordable eco-friendly sources of energy and discovered, fossil fuels will continue to provide the world’s main source of electricity with its attendant consequences—poor health and lower life span. But the question is, how will humans survive modern-day world without inputs from the highly destructive fossil fuels? There are no doubts that economies will crumble without advancement in technology, for example, ease of doing business, transportation, innovation, education and science, among others, will suffer a decline once humans cease to develop technology-reliance ideas to balance the ever-changing needs of mankind.

Yet, on the other hand, deforestation, which has been a major challenge to actualizing development and environmental goals, isn’t a sole responsibility of scientists, engineers or policymakers. It is problem that demands top-bottom commitment. From the legislature, executive and judiciary, every government recognizes the fact that farmers or rural dwellers in rain-forest zones can add more verve in the fight against global warming and climate change by lessening the rates at which they cut down trees. Despite the increasing need for logs in house construction, bookmaking and household equipment as well as the financial and non-financial benefits it accrues the government, loggers and rural dwellers, every farmer should understand that it is an obligation to plant as many trees as mowed.

In summary, with the pace of advancement in science and technology together with their impact on the standard of living, it is hard not to destroy the environment. But people should learn to treat their environments with respect to gain more from nature rather than depleting natural resources with total disregard for short and long-term consequences. Support online environmental awareness campaigns and identify with environmental activists around your location to save the world today!