On a fine regular weekday Tuesday morning, the world wakes up seeing an awful situation and alerts for high time actions as 11,000 and plus scientists declare a climate emergency. Although they have still provided manageable solutions in their journal paper of bioscience, it seems like if these steps aren’t taken now, it’ll be too late for bringing a change. But it’s not only the scientists who are saying, In the United States, Congress members are now forcing the federal government to declare Orange level climate emergency, but as far as considering President Trump, he doesn’t seem considering it big enough.
Apart from the US, a Canadian Yukon, people from parts of Australia and the U.K have stood up to spread awareness of climate change.
The scientists who are the official announcers and signatories are widely spread across 153 countries and have united with a fear that least or no action has been taken by far Greenhouse emissions are barely staying away from the atmosphere, excessive cars on the road, and burning of fossil fuels if don’t stop right now, then to be afraid, we barely have any future.
Various climate spoiling indicators are presented
The scientists have laid up various indications based on riding global temperature levels that need to be monitored by leaders throughout the world. These include population growth, annual losses with degrading economy, extremely harsh weather, meat consumption, and meat consumption.
If these indicators are carefully shifted to minimal levels, it can help us notice the positive changes initiated by us to combat climate change. If these factors decrease, it’s good, but if the number of trees decreases and livestock increases, it is another problem arising.
“While things are bad, all is not hopeless.”
One of the signatories and a researcher at the University of Sydney, Thomas Newsome quoted the above-mentioned line in a press release. He also said, “We can take steps to address the climate emergency.”
These steps involve replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy, reducing pollutants that exacerbate warming (such as hydrofluorocarbons), restoring forests, switching to a mostly plant-based diet, stabilizing the global population, and transforming the economy. Our fossil fuel-based economy has got to go if we’re going to solve climate change. Hmmm, Green New Deal, anyone? The scientists write:
Mitigating and adapting to climate change while honoring the diversity of humans entails major transformations in the ways our global society functions and interacts with natural ecosystems. We are encouraged by a recent surge of concern. Governmental bodies are making climate emergency declarations. Schoolchildren are striking. Ecocide lawsuits are proceeding in the courts. Grassroots citizen movements are demanding change, and many countries, states, and provinces, cities, and businesses are responding.
As an Alliance of World Scientists, we stand ready to assist decision-makers in a just transition to a sustainable and equitable future. We urge widespread use of vital signs, which will better allow policymakers, the private sector, and the public to understand the magnitude of this crisis, track progress, and realign priorities for alleviating climate change. The good news is that such transformative change, with social and economic justice for all, promises far greater human well being in the long run than does business as usual. We believe that prospects will be greatest if decision-makers and all of humanity promptly respond to this warning and declaration of a climate emergency, and act to sustain life on planet Earth, our only home.
Suggestions are provided by these scientists on steps that can be taken by us to improve. These include the restoration of forests, economic transformation, turning towards a more plant-based diet, using renewable energy instead of fossil fuels, for e.g. preferring electric cars over Diesel and petrol-based cars, etc. We must take these steps from now very often, as If not now, it will be very hard to replace the situation of our environment ever again.