Essay Title

Be A Nature’s Hero

How can we create a future in which both nature and we can thrive? Look around us. The dying ecosystem is screaming for attention, the biodiversity is fading, the acidifying oceans are running out of breath, the choking smoke and rising sea levels are suffocating us, and the desertification of land and extreme weather events are threatening our lives. These are not mere fictions, but the harsh realities of what climate change brings. They are the undeniable truths unfolding before our eyes, warning us of a coming mass extinction.

According to the United Nations, climate change is the defining crisis of our time and it is happening even more quickly than we feared. Yet, we have to acknowledge that the biggest contributor to climate change is us, humans. Therefore, I’m writing this essay to invite you all to take action against climate change and strive for a sustainable existence on Earth.

To combat climate change effectively, the first step is to understand and alert the causes of these problems. Nature provides the essentials we all rely on for our survival and well-being, but we often take advantage of it and keep exploiting it. The burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, unsustainable farming practices, and excessive use of plastics and energy all contribute to global warming and subsequent climate change. The foremost issue we should deal with is to reduce all these destructive human activities. Therefore, I would like to appeal to Governments worldwide to implement a comprehensive and holistic set of laws for controlling those detrimental practices. Specifically, the government can promote innovation and widespread adoption of renewable energy while eliminating subsidies for oil, coal, and gas companies. Moreover, stricter regulations on industrial pollution should be enforced, such as imposing fines for releasing hazardous chemicals into the ocean and emitting greenhouse gases. The government should also strengthen legal frameworks regarding deforestation and livestock ranching. Lastly, the government has to advertise more about climate actions and encourage international cooperation to combat climate change more effectively and efficiently.

In addition, we should also increase our participation in these environmental challenges. A climate change curriculum should be implemented in all schools. Education is the root of everything. By teaching children how to protect nature, they will gradually develop habits and become more responsible for preserving our natural world. Besides classroom lessons, organising volunteer events, workshops, and other interactive activities can also let everyone participate in protecting our mother nature. Furthermore, the smallest actions can also contribute significantly. At home, we can save electricity which is generally generated by fossil fuels. Whereas outdoors, we can choose to walk, bike, or use public transport to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We should use more reusable products to reduce our plastic waste. We should also consume less meat and reduce the use of paper. There are still far more actions we can take to protect our nature and even if they are just small actions, when enough people are coming together, we can change the world. 

Now, let’s envision a world in 2030: lush green trees and sparkling blue lakes and oceans surrounding us; we are breathing air free of toxins while witnessing a growth of biodiversity and productive lands; extreme weather events have gone away and everyone respects and honours nature. As Greta Thunberg says: “The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions. All we have to do is to wake up and change.” It’s our responsibility to build a sustainable future. Mother Nature is calling out to us. Let’s use our voices to speak up and spread out the world by taking action. Together, we can achieve the sustainable development goals for nature and humanity.

 

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