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Climate Change

What can we do?

By RICHARD WPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
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Previously, I have discussed with you all about the causes and effects of climate change. Before moving on to our main topic today, I want to ask a few questions and you all may type your answer in the comment section below (Quickly scroll down to the comment section to answer :D).

Questions: 1) Can you tell me what is climate change? 2) Does climate change influence your daily life and how? 3) Is it possible to come with effective solution to solve the issue of climate change?

Okay, great job of all of you! Give yourself an applause! Alright, let's explore our topic today, the solutions to reduce the negative impacts of climate change that can play by roles different entities (government, businesses, community and individual).

Government:

1. Policy Implementation: Government can enforce and enact regulations to mitigate greenhouse gases emission, promote the use of renewable energy such as solar energy from the Sun, and incentivize sustainable practices.

2. Investment in Infrastructure: Government can invest in sustainable infrastructure such as public transportation, renewable energy projects, and resilient planning in urban/city.

3. International Diplomacy: Government can engage in international climate negotiation to set ambitious emission reduction targets and cooperate with other countries to address climate change.

Businesses:

1. Adopting Sustainable Practices: Businesses can reduce their carbon footprint by implementing energy-efficient technologies, optimizing supply chains, and adopting sustainable production methods.

2. Investing in Renewable Energy: Companies can invest in renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

3. Carbon Offsetting: Businesses can offset their emissions by investing in carbon offset projects such as reforestation or renewable energy initiatives like hydropower to generate energy.

4. Product Innovation: Companies can develop and promote environmentally-friendly products like electric vehicles (EV) and recycling bags as well as services to meet consumer demand for sustainable options.

Communities:

1. Community Resilience: Communities can develop resilience plans to prepare for and respond to climate-related disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and heatwaves.

2. Promoting Sustainable Lifestyles: Communities can promote sustainable practices such as promoting 5R concepts (Recycle, Reduce, Reuse, Rethink and Repair), composting from food leftovers to produce natural fertilizers as well as reduce the use of chemical fertilizers, and reducing energy consumption among residents.

3. Local Initiatives: Communities can implement local initiatives such as community gardens for planting, bike-sharing programs, reforestation (replanting trees), and green spaces reduce emissions and enhance resilience.

Individuals:

1. Reducing Personal Carbon Footprint: Individuals can reduce their carbon footprint by using energy-efficient appliances, reducing meat consumption, and using public transport such as public buses and trains. Besides that, instead of driving cars, individuals may take a walk to their destination.

2. Advocacy and Activism: Individuals can advocate for climate action by supporting policies and candidates that prioritize climate change mitigation and adaptation following the laws.

3. Education and Awareness: Individuals can educate themselves and others about the impacts of climate change and the importance of taking action to address it through awareness campaigns.

4. Lifestyle Changes: Individuals can make lifestyle changes such as eating locally sourced foods, reducing wastes, and supporting sustainable businesses to contribute to climate mitigation efforts. Also, individuals can also reduce the use of plastics (e.g, plastic bags, polystyrene cup, etc.), instead using own reusable bags when buying groceries in the supermarket.

In summary, every individual should play their role in mitigating the potential impacts of climate change in order to save our Mother Earth and ensure the wellness of our life as well as cleanliness of surrounding.

(p/s: Discussion about climate change has completed. See ya next time!)

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  • RICHARD W (Author)2 months ago

    Be responsible to our environment. Play your own role in reducing effects brought by climate change.

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