Environmental Issues Environmental Issues should be concern to everyone.

We often hear politicians and leaders discuss issues that are so much important to their country and to the world, topics regarding on economy, social issues, health and education. The importance of environmental concern usually takes the back seat, and I think this is a big mistake.

I loved to watch movies, and one of the movie that I’ve watched that hit me real good is ” The Day After Tomorrow” released 2004 starring Dennis Quiad, the movie revolved around Global warming and environmental issue. Dennis Quaid played climatologist Jack Hall, his researches indicates that global warming could trigger an abrupt and catastrophic shift in the planet’s climate. While Jack warns the White House of the impending climate shift, his 17 year old son Sam find himself trapped in New York City where he and some friend have been competing in a high school academic competition. Sam must cope up with the severe flooding and plummeting temperatures in Manhattan. Having taken refuge inside the Manhattan Public Library, Sam manages to reach his father by phone. Jack only has time for one warning: stay inside the building at all costs. A full scale, massive evacuation to the south began, Jack heads north to New York City to save his son. And what he witnessed the  Earth going back to Ice Age.

Yes this is only a movie, but in reality, there are clear sign of environmental disturbances. Abnormal weather pattern, prolong drought brought by El Niño phenomenon, massive rainfall caused by La Niña, ridiculously strong storm and hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural calamities. Since time immemorial, we as human taken and taken from the Earth, with no thought of sustainability or the consequences of our action.

Now it is time to start thinking seriously about environmental issues and what we can do to preserve the world in which we live. We have already taken great steps. Through the reduction of chlorofluocarbons, the hole in the ozone layer is gradually healing.

Governments are also taking steps to reduce green houses gases and people are recycling now more than ever. Companies are starting to invest for alternative energy sources, such as wind and solar power. Scientist is working on drought resistant crops. It is an encouraging sign that people are starting to take environmental issues more seriously, and for the sake of our planet and our future. Let us all hope that this trend continues.

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