Naturally and obviously, climate change is getting worse. Changes affected casualties not just in the Philippines but also in other countries.
As time goes by, little by little, climate change becomes a serious threat. A threat that if we can't resolve immediately may lead to catastrophe or even worst.
We, Filipinos are witnessing events unparalleled to Philippine history. Tragic events such as floods, landslide and even earthquake caused tremendous effect in our daily lives. It makes me sadden, whenever I think of it. Problems because of our carelessness and ignorance claims thousand of lives. At some point I realized that though climate change is inevitable, changes start because of human.
I'd like to share some predictions about global climate change according to Mr. Hawking.
>"As scientists, we understand the dangers of nuclear weapons and their devastating effects, and we are learning how human activities and technologies are affecting climate systems in ways that may forever change life on Earth. As citizens of the world, we have a duty to alert the public to the unnecessary risks that we live with every day, and to the perils we foresee if governments and societies do not take action now to render nuclear weapons obsolete and to prevent further climate change... There’s a realization that we are changing our climate for the worse. That would have catastrophic effects. Although the threat is not as dire as that of nuclear weapons right now, in the long term we are looking at a serious threat."
>"The danger is that global warming may become self-sustaining, if it has not done so already. The melting of the Arctic and Antarctic ice caps reduces the fraction of solar energy reflected back into space, and so increases the temperature further. Climate change may kill off the Amazon and other rain forests, and so eliminate once one of the main ways in which carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere. The rise in sea temperature may trigger the release of large quantities of carbon dioxide, trapped as hydrides on the ocean floor. Both these phenomena would increase the greenhouse effect, and so global warming further. We have to reverse global warming urgently, if we still can. "
>"I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet. But I'm an optimist. We will reach out to the stars."
As stated in the predictions, human activities affected the climate
change. Thus, everyone of us is responsible of our actions. Most of us, Filipinos realized important things when it is gone,we take things for granted without realizing what would be the outcome. But it is not to late. We can change the world we live in, solutions for climate change is in our hand. Let us all stand and have the courage to take an action to protect our mother nature. Let us help the government to solve this problem and take our part to make this place a better place to live in.