Former US Vice President Al Gore says there are only three questions remaining to answer about our planet under the present climate crisis: “MUST WE CHANGE?”, “CAN WE CHANGE?” and “WILL WE CHANGE?” The answers are:
YES, WE MUST CHANGE!
The resounding answer is: “YES, WE MUST CHANGE!” Our planet has been sending out unmistakable signs of being under stress. 97% of climate scientists agree that scientific evidence points to global climate change, and that these changes are a result of human activities.
The evidence include: Extremes in temperature, increase in extreme weather related events, warming oceans, ocean acidification, sea level rise, reduced snow cover, loss of glaciers, Arctic sea ice loss, shrinking ice sheets, increase in droughts and increase in wildfires. WE MUST take action now to reverse global warming and its related climate crises.
YES, WE CAN CHANGE!
The good news is, “YES, WE CAN CHANGE!” (At the time of this writing,) every nation in the world has signed the Paris Climate Agreement of Dec 2015, agreeing to work towards achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid Century or as soon as possible after that. The way to curb greenhouse gases and thus global warming is clear. Clean renewable energies such as solar and wind power are now highly efficient and price competitive (with fossil fuel energy) and ripe for worldwide deployment.
Individuals around the world are reducing their carbon footprints, living sustainably, and advocating for changes from policy makers; corporations and governments are producing innovative technologies and processes to transition to sustainable living and clean renewable energy use, creating new jobs and improving economies along the way. With joint effort from around the globe, we can meet the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement and stop the climate crisis.
YES, WE WILL CHANGE!
The unwavering answer is, “YES, WE WILL CHANGE!” Once we realize the call to action comes from our Mother Earth, whom we know we are a part of, and without whom we know there is no future for any life on earth, we put aside all differences, and do our part to stop climate change.
Our human family has proven our determination, effort and courage in face of past challenges in history. This global climate crisis is the greatest challenge ever to face humanity, and ours is the era called on to take up this challenge. Let us all rise up to the occasion and say without any hesitation that “YES, WE WILL” work together to heal our planet.
NASA Climate Website
Climate Reality Website