Climate change crisis facing the world

Tuesday 01st October 2019 12:56 EDT

The immediate danger facing the world at present is speeding climate change, global warming and lack of urgency in facing this imminent danger. 

Experts have warned that global warming is increasing, carbon dioxide levels are going up, sea levels are rising and ice sheets are melting at a much faster rate. 

The World Meteorological Organisation report said the world has warmed by 1.1C since pre-industrial times, but it got 0.2C hotter from 2015-2019 compared with the previous five years. 

Meanwhile, carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere rose at a higher rate than in 2011-2015 and are on track to hit a record high this year. 

Sea levels rose by an average of 5mm a year from 2015, compared to 3.2mm a year since1993, with much of the water from melting glaciers and ice sheets.  

Children from all over the world under the leadership of the 16 year old Greta Thunberg of Sweden held marches to tackle climate change and urged the world leaders - political, corporate and civic not jeopardise their future by their inaction and complacency to tackle this important issue. 

We can see natural disasters taking place every days in different parts of the world causing immense damage to life and property, yet nothing concrete or preventive is done. 

In the end to avert the devastation of climate change will rest in our hands and not the governments to take immediate and appropriate action to save this planet of ours. 

Baldev Sharma

Rayners Lane, Harrow

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