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Why Climate Change Is Something To Be Concerned About

Climate change is one of the biggest issues that the world is currently facing
in the 21st century. While warnings of the Earth beginning to warm up and cause
many upsets in the course of nature have been around for decades — the onset of
a rapid global warming phenomenon has dangerously kicked up ever since the
world has entered the 2000s. And with the current rate of pollution and
industrialization still moving faster than ever — things are not looking that good for
our planet. Climate change is a serious issue and it is definitely something to be
concerned about now more than ever.

In a report made by the Climate Council, 2021 unfortunately set new highs
for the climate crisis as the warmest year on record for our planet’s oceans. At a
shocking estimation of the heat that climate change produced on bodies of water
last year — it was reported that the amount of heat generated is equivalent to what
is created by seven Hiroshima atomic bombs detonating every second. This
massive surge in heatwaves across the world is alarming for many reasons. One is
that many of the world’s important species are beginning to die out in several
places such as the Great Barrier Reef located on the shores of Australia — mass
bleaching events (corals expelling the algae living inside them due to very warm
temperatures, causing their death) are beginning to occur more frequently on
important natural areas such as the Reef.

Not only that, but countries are also beginning to feel the impact of the
global climate crisis as global supply chains are encountering more disruptions to
their normal operations due to the rising sea levels and the occurrence of more
natural disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires, and typhoons among many other
phenomena at very extreme levels. It is urgent that governing bodies introduce
more eco-friendly regulations on major pollutants such as factories if we want to
see an end to the onslaught of climate change — it is a crisis that everybody should
be concerned about before it is too late to turn things back to the way they were.

By Neil Gregorio
Neil Gregorio is a graduating university student who writes as a hobby; when he is away
from the keyboard, he spends his time watching Japanese animated shows and jamming
out to his favorite rock music.

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