The accumulated amount of man-made, global warming pollution in the atmosphere traps as much extra heat energy as would be released by 400,000 Hiroshima-class atomic bombs exploding every 24 hours, 365 days a year.
But how could humans have created a huge disruption of the environment and how does the climate catastrophe threaten the ecosystem, including humans? Is there a way forward to combat this global issue?
This essay will dwell upon these questions in detail:
There is a scientific consensus on the fact that the Earth is hotter than ever before. And, human actions are primarily responsible for this phenomenon. This poses a direct threat to the survival of human beings living in different parts of the world. It also poses significant economic and geopolitical challenges. However, technological innovation, particularly in clean energy, can help solve the crisis. Moreover, better business models and political actions can accelerate this process. Lastly, the urban sprawl in the bustling metropolises needs to be restrained in favor of an eco-friendlier urban design. Fortunately, many innovators, companies, states, and international bodies are already implementing these solutions.
Climate change does pose an existential threat to mankind. However, with the right technology, business model, and political will, humans can collectively avert the prospective sixth mass extinction.