When heaven becomes an oven
Australia, the Maldives, California… sounds like paradise on earth right? Already planning your future vacations there? If scuba diving is your hobby, or you like extreme heat, then it shouldn’t be a problem. Why am I saying that, you may be wondering? Well, simply because these places are greatly impacted by global warming.
This is not fiction, we should stop acting blindly before it’s too late. 20% of the Australian forest has already been burnt which is approximately equivalent to 40 000km², 80% of the Maldives land is going to be underwater in 2050, and California is becoming an oven with 50°C recorded last summer.
But global warming and its consequences are closer than you might believe. Burning woods, massive floods, and heatwaves, does that sound familiar to you? No need to think deeper, the answer is YES. 2022 has officially been declared as the hottest summer we’ve known in Europe. France has been ravaged by wood fires with 62 000 hectares that have gone up in smoke since the beginning of the year, in Gironde only.
If we look at the global scale, 100 000 people die each year because of global warming.
Scary huh? YOU could be next.
I don’t mean to frighten you, I just want everyone who is going to read this message to open their eyes on the emergency of climate change and question themselves on their responsibilities. We’re neither politicians nor are we presidents, but WE, at our small scale, WE can make things change.
Start asking yourself the right questions:
- Do I really need these new pants?
- Is my way of consuming sustainable?
- Did I go around retail and local stores before buying on Amazon ?
These are just a few examples, but there are so many other easy behaviors that could save our planet and OUR lives: don’t limitate yourself, and bear the (difficult, that’s true) responsibility of being an earthling in the XXI century.