By the time we see that climate change is really bad, your ability to fix it is extremely limited… The carbon gets up there, but the heating effect is delayed. And then the effect of that heat on the species and ecosystem is delayed. That means that even when you turn virtuous, things are actually going to get worse for quite a while.
Environment problem is nowadays a buzzword in many people’s mind. Unlike other factors, from a politician, a philosopher to a war, this is an enormous international problem, affecting any country regardless of boundaries. Human beings are hence urged to join together in this common struggle for life.
Neither a press-group nor a dramatic event can attract such widespread concerns as an environmental issue.
A politician, with all his credentials, for example, can at most affect citizens in his country through legislations and policies. Meanwhile, the declining environment may soon affect countless people from different countries by no words but a number of hazardous actions.
A philosopher, in another instance, is likely to receive both believers and skeptics for his theories and discoveries. The results of natural disasters, on the other hand, are true and direct enough to convince any conservative person.
Also, no matter how serious it is, a war can involve only a few related countries. In contrast, it takes harmful natural impacts from this country, or continent, just a little time, to reach any other one either through the air, the water or the wind.
If each country keeps ignoring environmental tragedies in its neighbor ones, such threats as pollution, natural disasters or shrinking land may soon become reality in its own area.
During the last ten years, China has been growing at a thrilling speed. This, in consequence, led to seriously polluted habitat. But no action had been taken by other countries until European scientists found out a massive amount of noxious smokes imported to their land through the Atlantic. There was, then, more evidence for the increasing number of patients with cancers in this green continent.
Besides, natural disasters happening in one country may in fact leave great influence on another. Its topography and climate will endure a silent, yet, gradual change. This is apparently a domino effect, challenging the existence of any nation.
Furthermore, one country faces up with shrinking or uninhabitable land means that another is hindered by uncontrollable immigration. Its social condition will therefore become chaotic, which is by no means up to its expectations.
On the opposite end of the scale, many problems can be handled with fewer difficulties by the cooperation between countries. When exchanging methods and experiences on an environment’s puzzle, countries will help each other save time and money, as well as reduce large – scale damage to the nature. Moreover, in unity, global citizens will be impulse to take a responsible attitude in maintaining the common habitat. There have been successful mutual supports between Japan and Korea, as well as the Commonwealth of Nations in reducing toxic fumes from factories. It is understandable why they are enjoying such healthy living environment.
On balance, environmental problems, which do not place impacts on a peculiar area but put many others under threat, should be conquered by contributed efforts of any member. It is the only way to avoid a tragic ending for human beings as a whole.