Every now and again I hear about climate change. I learned about this in grade school and understood that what we’re doing to our planet is wrong. We learned a lot about the greenhouse effect and how our pollution is causing it. In my class it was compared to a hot car in a parking lot. This is not only a disservice to us but to ecosystems around the world. It’s upsetting that we only keep hearing about more and more things that we’re negatively effecting. Sometimes it feels like mankind is a virus in comparison to Earth, eradicating beautiful plants and animals for our own benefit, and it seems that we’re never satisfied.
Climate change has always made sense to me but I always hear people saying that it’s wrong. My opinions on those people’s beliefs is simply ‘better safe than sorry’. We’re clearly doing many things wrong to our planet and that cannot be argued. Whether or not climate change is ‘real’ should not matter. This is the only planet we have and right now it’s perfectly suited for us, but not if we ruin it.
I find that many people of faith are denying climate change, which is fine but we need to consider all possibilities. If it were the other way around I think people who didn’t have any kind of faith would consider people of faith to be right if our planet was at risk because of it. I had a friend who specifically did a presentation about why climate change wasn’t real. Her family was incredibly religious and her father was a meteorologist. While he is a credible source I don’t believe it’s an excuse to ignore what we’re doing to our planet. We need to be more grateful for such an amazing place that we will never grow bored of in our lifetime. It’s truly a gift that needs to be cared for and respected.