Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Imagine a world where the air is hardly breathable. Temperatures above fifty degrees celsius becomes a norm in most countries. Children falling one by one, vulnerable to the extreme weather. And these children are your children. Yes, that is the direction that man is propelling the Earth towards. Every day, millions of tons of carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere, gradually increasing the overall temperature of the planet. A large portion of this carbon dioxide release is the result of industrialization, man's greatest impact on the world. Climate change is a natural process, but what man has done in the last two hundred years was to speed this process up to an expeditious rate. Hence, man is to be held accountable for climate change.