Climate change is a serious issue facing humanity. It’s unlike any other problem because it’s an existential threat. Scientists even warned us that we only have ten years to reverse the damage done to the environment. Otherwise, it will be too late. Therefore, we must vote people into office who will take climate change seriously. When you elect people, you have to make sure that this issue is on top of your list. These are the other reasons why government leaders should take this problem seriously.
We only have one planet
We don’t have any other place to live if this planet becomes damaged. We might explore other worlds where we can move human beings, but it might not happen any time soon. Before we colonize other planets, our Earth will already be destroyed. Therefore, it’s crucial to have government officials who see climate change as a significant threat and act on it.
Our children deserve a healthy planet
We were lucky to grow up in this world where we see the beauty of nature. There will come a time in the not-so-distant future when kids can no longer see nature as we know it. They never deserve to be in that situation. They also need to know the beauty of this world and appreciate everything in it. Even the things we enjoy for free like clean water and air might no longer be available for them if we don’t act now.
Everything else depends on the environment
It’s easy for politicians to say that there are a lot of other more critical issues like economic growth. However, the truth is that everything depends on the environment. If we don’t do something about these problems, it will be a disaster. We lose millions or even billions of dollars each year due to natural disasters. We could have used that amount for other projects if we had only taken action to save the environment.
People will act when there’s a policy
Unfortunately, some people need to be told what to do before they do it. For instance, if there’s no law banning smoking in public, people will smoke even if it inconveniences other people nearby. Therefore, we need government leaders to prioritize climate change and craft laws that will force people to do the right thing.
Segregating trash is essential, and it will happen only when there’s a penalty for those who ignore it. You might be kind enough to not only separate your trash but also partner with a junk removal company. However, not everyone is doing it. They don’t care how their trash gets disposed of. Government leaders have to take the lead in changing how people view the problem.
We still have time to change the situation and save the world. We also need to keep reminding the people we vote for that climate change is an existential crisis, and we can’t afford to wait any longer.