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Submitted by Catherine T Tuaño on

The climate is rapidly changing globally with disruptive impacts; hence, the responsibility of managing it is upon every one of us. However, one must be educated what is going on. Notably, the interaction of human beings with their physical environment is a constantly changing one. The physical environment places limitations on human beings, but it also presents us with challenges to overcome those limitations. (Valerio)

What is climate change? Climate change, also known as global warming, refers to the rise in average surface temperatures on Earth which is primarily due to the high emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air. The gases trap heat within the atmosphere, which can have a range of effects on ecosystems, including rising sea levels, severe weather events, and droughts that render landscapes more susceptible to wildfires. (TakePart:What is Climate Change?)

The Philippines is an archipelagic state with a topical and maritime climate which is characterized by relatively high temperature, high humidity and abundant rainfall. Manila has very-low to low-lying areas. As such, the country will be severely affected as the sea-level continue to rise because of the climate change.

But we can do something about it by promoting eco-balance and preservation. While the government educate and continuously creating bills and laws on the matter, the schools and in our homes should start implementing ways to help by organizing garbage and planting of trees. This may not be as easy as it seems but if no one will start today, nothing can be expected in the future.