In his recent address to a journal, Bill Gates addressed his concern regarding pandemic and climate change. The world could witness some significant breakthroughs like a vaccine to combat the coronavirus and several others. Coronavirus is one such global crisis that has shaken the world like anything. And, regarding this, Bill Gates has to say something. He thinks, and this is true as well, that coronavirus is awful, but climate change could be worse.
He further added, this global crisis has forced people from all over the world to leave their homes to change their business, and worse, many have lost their lives. But, I feel climate change could have a worse impact on the world’s status quo. Yes, I agree that to think of a situation like that now in the contemporary world is quite challenging. It is the need of the hour because once nobody thought COVID-19 would bring such mass destruction to humanity.
It is the human tendency to look out for solutions to the problems that demand immediate attention. And, it is also the right thing to do when the pain is as severe as COVID-19. But, it is the need of the hour to look at the other way around. Our mismanagement has evolved COVID-19, and we all are witnesses of the witness of it. It keeps these facts in mind if we look around and analyze the rising temperature, global warming, and abnormal seasonal changes. It hints us towards only one thing: the destruction it can bring along with it.
“We need to bring this pandemic to a close”
The only possible way to avoid the worst climate outcomes is to increase our efforts now, or it would be too late. Now that we are slowly and steadily moving ahead and controlling a novel coronavirus’s effects, we also need to act now to avoid climate change. We should be very attentive and predictive regarding the issues that we can witness in the future and act accordingly. To begin the process, we can start it by eliminating greenhouse gas emissions.
There is this news in the air that the world will emit a lesser greenhouse effect because the economic activity has slowed down. It is good, but we cannot ignore the fact that it is situational, and we need to make this a priority to avoid climate change. The importance of the fight against climate change has been overstating.
To put it in more simple words, it is not less than any year; we are still on the track to emit 92 percent as much of the carbon we emitted last year. It is not remarkable how much carbon emission will go down year but how low will it go because of the pandemic. To add on how can, we ignore the fact that this reduction is coming at the highest cost, and this is just not the viable solution to tackle it.
There are a lot of things to be taken care of if we look into the data. There are things that we cannot afford to ignore. We have witnessed a lot of damage, and we are certainly not able to see more in recent times. The only possible way to combat any such tragedy is the cautious attention and revolutionary changes in our way of being. In simple, we could do the following things:
Take full proof initiatives for developing countries.
Anything and everything through which the world goes through impacts the impoverished and developing countries the most. We still do not know what shall be the exact amount of loss that shall be caused by COVID.
But we know for sure that it shall hurt the developing countries. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that we take up the initiative and do something about it. Amidst all this, we cannot forget the impact of climate change it can bring. We all must be very reddy.
Unlike the COVID-19 for which we would possibly be having a vaccine by next year, we must be very ready for any other problem. And, for this to happen, we shall have to start working now. As far as climate change needs are concerned, we cannot have a two-year plan. It can take even decades, so the hour’s need is to be very cautious because the situation is very alarming.
Let science and innovations collectively lead the way.
By now, we are quite sure that no matter how much we would help/. Ant, but we cannot stop the economy and cannot control the technology to advance. All we can do is bring out the necessary changes because only this would help.