In recent weeks, there have been four hurricanes in the Atlantic and three of them happened at the same time. The states of Cali., Ore., Wash., Idaho, S.D. and Mont. are on fire, as well as the Canadian providences of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. This extreme weather has never been seen before, and this extreme weather was predicted by climate scientists. Climate change is getting worse. Droughts are taking longer to recover. The ocean is continuing to grow warmer, causing extreme weather.
We need to cooperate with each other and solve this problem. Human-caused climate change is happening, and we need to do something about it now. We need to quit denying climate change because it will destroy us. The more greenhouse gases we release into the atmosphere, the more severe weather we will have. The evidence is clear, and science has been telling us that this would happen for years.
One problem we face is that the government is hindering climate research. The Trump Administration has destroyed all evidence of climate change from government sources by removing the EPA’s website and other easily-accessible avenues that show factual evidence of climate change. Scientists are getting blocked for researching climate change. We need this research so that we can solve human-caused climate change. The fact that our government is covering up the evidence of climate change is disturbing.
As Christians, we are called to take care of the environment, and frankly, we are not doing so. By not taking care of the environment, we are not following God’s call. I think that Christians should be the ones pushing to save God’s creation because, by caring for the environment, we are protecting people in need as well. We are helping people by preventing extreme storms which destroy homes, avoiding the rise of the acidity levels of the ocean which kills fish and avoiding the rise of sea levels, which destroys our coasts.
Climate change is something that we need to tackle head-on right now. No longer can we debate about what is happening. We need to trust the scientists who study the climate. Look straight ahead and realize that human-caused climate change is staring us right in the face.
We can do something about it too. With a collective effort, such as the United Nation’s Paris Agreement that America pulled out of after initially being a part of the original agreement, our world could make steps together towards a better Earth. We can help preserve the planet for future generations instead of leaving them with a mess that will be even more difficult to deal with. It is time to act!