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Blog Action Day: Climate Change

Posted Oct 15 2009 10:00pm

Planet Earth Today is Blog Action Day. Thousands of bloggers will unite to discuss a single issue. This year’s topic is climate change. We aim to raise awareness, initiate action and to shake the web!

Climate change is one of the world’s biggest concerns. Global warming has been one of the most controversial topics in recent years.

We all live in the same planet, breathe the same air and use the same water. We share the same environment but are divided in different space limitations called countries. Many problems often arise when world leaders representing their nations need to debate the best way to address the issue of global warming in order to protect the planet we live in.

The approach to “protect our planet” has different views in a variety of countries. Some countries have political conflicts, which may prevent them from emphasizing on environmental issues. Some other countries, however, have economic difficulties and, despite a strong will to develop programs, struggle to accomplish their goals.

In recent years, the record number of natural disasters is a clear indication of the problems caused by global warming and that our planet Earth is reacting to the way we live. Record number of hurricanes and typhoons, flood rains, endless droughts and record high temperatures are just a few examples.

The changes of climate affect one of the foundations of the human being: the agriculture. The food industry has taken a severe hit from recent climate changes. Poor harvests result in smaller productions of foods, struggling business, unavailable products and unemployment, among other related issues.

Farmers often rely on the weather to accomplish their goals and many farms are extremely dependable on seasonable weather for a productive harvest. The food industry is essential to any society and obviously should be considered a priority for every country. Small harvests will result in less food and future generations could be facing a severe problem. With the world’s population rapidly increasing, food production may not fulfill the demand. Moreover, it has an immediate impact on the economy as smaller harvests generally result in price increases, making food unaffordable due to higher prices. This important issue could increase starvation, already a major problem in many countries.

In addition, inconsistent harvests will affect the supplement industry as multiple products use natural ingredients. Herbal supplements could vanish from stores and may be unavailable for a long period of time, severely affecting people who rely on them.

Some people may think this topic is very complex and nothing can be done because of the magnitude of the issue. Global warming is caused by increasing concentration of greenhouse gases, results of human activity such as fossil fuel burning and deforestation.

However, every small action can help to “save our planet”. Try to recycle, use water properly, minimize the unnecessary use of vehicles and save energy; just a few simple examples to protect our world. If every person can reduce their daily damages to our planet, we can minimize this problem and create a better place for future generations.

This blog is part of Blog Action Day 09: Climate Change.  

Blog Action Day 2009

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