Climate change is an issue that affects everyone. As someone in Year 8, I believe that this issue should be talked about a lot more. Although this may not accommodate many people, it is important to think about the effects climate change has had on ecosystems and on whole countries. Making the laws much stricter may cause a lot of controversy as this started because of our desire to be comfortable. However, it is important we make a change before it is too late.
As this is a global issue, many people have differing opinions. Studies show that people seem to be insensitive regarding climate change and its effects when they are not affected. Due to this, people in countries least affected, like Iceland, may not have a problem with what is going on and may not even believe in climate change. It is important to educate people like this as this issue affects everyone on the planet. People like Greta Thunberg are affected by climate change as Sweden’s winter temperatures seem to be increasing. This also affects the ecosystems in Sweden and it affects people. Greta Thunberg is a great example to young people and she is the voice of our generation as she works to ensure that there is some change in the laws and in the way people live their lives.
Personally, I believe that something more should be done about this issue because it is demolishing our planet. On The United Nations website, it talks about almost all the effects of climate change. It is a great source to use to understand what causes it and what could be done. Like in the quote, “Such storms often destroy homes and communities, causing deaths and huge economic losses.” This quote is important because it talks about the fact that climate change is causing storms which end up destroying everyone's homes. This is a tragic effect as people have to lose their homes, communities and maybe their family members. Climate change has been affecting people like this since the 19th century and has caused many casualties. Tougher laws should definitely be put in place because climate change has been affecting the world since the 19th century and if there is no change by 2050, the world could potentially be over.