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Climate change: Facing the future

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Emma Douty

In recent years, climate change has been a much talked about issue, with many debates over its possible impact on the world, and some even going so far as to question its very existence. However, with the undeniable increase in greenhouse emissions on Earth, there can be no doubt that the earth is becoming warmer, and scientific studies have proven that if we carry on living the way we do, then global temperatures will rise even more.

So what exactly does this mean for the future of our planet? In chilly places like the UK, we may think to ourselves: ‘Finally, warmer weather!’ But global warming will in fact cause extreme weather conditions, meaning that our winters would be even colder than they are now. More than that, warmer temperatures will lead to the melting of ice in the north and south poles, which in turn will lead to rising sea levels across the globe. This is particularly troubling for low coastal regions such as Florida in the USA which would be among the first to be flooded, along with many islands around the world, including the United Kingdom. In 1000 years or so, all these places and more will be submerged underwater.

So where will be able to live? Unless we can find a way to evolve into mermaids and mermen, which doesn’t look promising, the only solution is to move elsewhere. There will be little choice left once a large proportion of the land is lost to the sea, and other remaining places will be so hot that they will be absolutely impossible to survive in. Countries that we consider to be hot these days will be even more so if temperatures increase by 5, 10, even 15 degrees; countries like Australia and India, among others. It is possible, then, that the once frozen poles of the Arctic and Antarctica will be suitable enough to live in, having melted its ice and warmed up.

It’s a scary thought to imagine such devastation on Earth, and to think of our descendants struggling to survive in a virtually uninhabitable world. Perhaps if people start to realise how their actions now can have such a profound impact on future generations, they will change their attitude and start to think more about caring for the environment, in order to save it. If not, we’ll be living in a world underwater and will need to think of a way to turn ourselves into mermaids!

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Do you agree with Emma? Are you worried about climate change?

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Luz_Hernandez 27 March, 2022 - 03:09

I completely agree with Emma, climate change is an unfortunate reality that little by little we are getting closer and closer to, to be honest, I am concerned about all this because it seems like a fiction and horror movie when it is reality, what we do know is having a great impact and if we are this bad right now I can't imagine how the world will be in a couple more years

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Dan16 26 March, 2022 - 04:56

Totally agree, today we must realize as human beings who inhabit the Earth, that our daily bad acts towards the planet will really bring great consequences for future generations and that even today they are beginning to be noticed. small consequences, so we must begin to raise awareness and act more responsibly and carefully with the planet.

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Bruno_Hernandez 26 March, 2022 - 03:25

I completely agree with Emma, Climate change is a very important issue today because the old generations did not pay attention to this problem and now it is no longer affected, we have to be more aware of our world in order to let them a good place to future generations before everything gets worse.

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nauuuuuuuuu 26 March, 2022 - 03:19

I agree with Emma, I think that if we did something to avoid this situation we could enjoy a long life and we would do the world a huge favor.

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ValeriaMirpe 26 March, 2022 - 02:17

I do agree with Emma and I am concerned about global warming, global warming is not a present thing, neither yesterday nor the day before yesterday; It is a consequence caused over several years.
In those times when it was known that it was a reality, anyone who claimed that global warming was something that exists was taken by a madman, people with power, politicians, hid or made this event happen, however, today it is knows that it is an inconvenience that we must minimize since world B does not exist

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ValeriaHV462 25 March, 2022 - 23:52

If I agree with emma since climate change is something that should concern us all, the necessary importance is not being taken in the face of that in those times when it was known to be a reality, anyone who affirmed that climate change was something existing was taken by a madman, the people with power, the politicians, hid or ignored this fact, however, it is currently known that it is a problem that we must act now, because we will not have a planet in the future

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Yamilet_CC 25 March, 2022 - 22:13

Yes, of course, I agree with what Emma says, we must learn to care for and be aware of our climate change since this not only affects our planet but also our health and we must help improve it, not end it.

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Brenda_Mojica 25 March, 2022 - 21:29

I agree with Emma since it is a very worrying issue and personally it worries me a lot since I consider that it could affect me a lot since I am of the younger generation in my opinion, society does not take it seriously enough.

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Evelyn_Rosario 25 March, 2022 - 20:09

I agree with Emma because, Undoubtedly, climate change is becoming more evident every day, however, society does not understand the magnitude of these, thus continuing to pollute, throw garbage, emitting excessive and/or unnecessary gases.
If we are not aware we will be submerged or in an excess of temperatures whether it is cold or hot, which not all of us will resist and we will end up dead, and if this continues the population will become extinct.
We can improve this situation if each and every one of us put their grain of sand, recycling, reusing, separating garbage, avoiding felling trees, planting trees, etc; These actions, no matter how small they may seem, can make a big change if we all unite for the common good.

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Nayelli_Villalpando 25 March, 2022 - 19:09

I totally agree with what Emma is saying, we need to be more aware of how global warming will harm future generations, and we need to start making small changes that can eventually stop climate change, I think it's a problem that needs to be addressed plus. An issue that should be everywhere and that the world should be talking about, otherwise without being informed, little by little we will run out of natural resources and it will harm us as human beings.

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Arturo19Alvarez 25 March, 2022 - 17:38

I agree with her, I think that if we don't stop contaminating, probably in some years we'll under the weather, so we need to change the situation, because unless we evolve soon, we'll be dead under the sea.

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abraham012 25 March, 2022 - 17:25

Climate changes are a great danger both for nature and for us since this affects the air, water, among others, this is caused mostly by human beings, this can stop if we all cooperate, there are already products that do not affect the environment environment and keep everything clean, such as solar panels, we still have time to stop this

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abraham012 25 March, 2022 - 17:24

I gree witch Emma,Climate changes are a great danger both for nature and for us since this affects the air, water, among others, this is caused mostly by human beings, this can stop if we all cooperate, there are already products that do not affect the environment environment and keep everything clean, such as solar panels, we still have time to stop this

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419castro_david 25 March, 2022 - 17:07

Of course, I agree with Emma because we are part of this planet and we must learn to be more environmentally friendly. For the reason that if we don't think about the damage we cause to it, there can be serious consequences. So we must consider contributing with fast and effective actions that help us combat climate change.

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SODISA 25 March, 2022 - 16:57

I agree with Emma, ​​it is important to raise awareness in the masses to change the kind of life we ​​have and how much we consume. to avoid that possible future.

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419castro_david 25 March, 2022 - 16:41

Of course, I agree with Emma because we are part of this planet and we must learn to be more environmentally friendly. For the reason that if we don't think about the damage we cause to it, there can be serious consequences. So we must consider contributing with fast and effective actions that help us combat climate change.

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Leonel_De_la_Cruz 25 March, 2022 - 08:57

I totally agree with Emma, climate change is starting to affect us and people need to be very aware of how this will affect our future generations. We have to start acting before the situation worsens.

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VALNU 25 March, 2022 - 07:12

Yes, I totally agree with Emma. Yes, I am concerned about climate change. If there are people who think that it is not a big problem, or who doubt that climate change exists, it is clear that habits and attitudes towards climate change need to change and that people need to act now.

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FloresG_Dulce 25 March, 2022 - 07:09

I agree with Emma, if we do not become aware of what planet earth is going through and take measures to help stop this, the effects will be devastating and impossible to stop. From today we all must put our grain of sand saving the planet and therefore us humans.
It is worrying to know the point we have reached and to which we can reach.

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Lazcano_Fabrizio 25 March, 2022 - 06:23

I totally agree with Emma since climate change is a problem that sounded far away but at this time these sudden changes in climate are so worrying since they harm the planet in terrifying ways.

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Ludwika_Morales 25 March, 2022 - 05:15

I agree with Emma, this topic is very important since climate change is very important because it affects our home, and without the Earth and its resources, humans, animals, and plants would have no way to survive.

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Dannaesa 25 March, 2022 - 04:39

I agree with what Emma says, since she is right because climate change is too big a problem, we have to protect our planet to not continue destroying the planet.

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Rosas_Cruz_Estefani 25 March, 2022 - 02:26

Yes, I agree with Emma, ​​climate change is an issue that is becoming more and more worrying, especially because this problem can have repercussions on future generations. Therefore, we must begin to act to prevent it from getting worse.

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Arthur6299 25 March, 2022 - 01:31

I agree with Emma, the extreme weather conditions late or early are going to affect our lives and our daily activities, everybody could help to regulate the temperature of the planet with little actions in our routine, its a topic that worried me, and important topic for the humanity.

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Ivan_Martinez99997 25 March, 2022 - 00:54

I agree with you, Emma, it is a serious issue that we must take action on and I am concerned about climate change, but we must face it and work for the common good.

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Ximena_Pacheco_ 25 March, 2022 - 00:23

I agree with Emma, since climate change is something that we humans have caused, it is important to take care of it, since it is very necessary for us, if we do not have a good environment, we will not have a good quality of life in terms of health. I believe that these types of actions, even if they are not as elaborate or even if they are so simple, something minimal can make a difference, something little can help our planet to improve.

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Sergio_Abundez 25 March, 2022 - 00:16

I very much agree with Emma, plus if I am concerned about this, is that the planet is flooding and this is something that affects us all, seeing clearly that this is progressing, we should not leave this in the hands of a few people and each one take steps to avoid this big problem, if each one understood that this would affect him or future generations just to know it and spread it well, he would already be supporting people not turn their backs, because that's the mistake

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Areli_Gomez 24 March, 2022 - 22:08

I agree with Emma
The planet Earth is the only planet with the necessary conditions to live, and so far, no other similar planet has been found.
The Earth is our only home, and if we continue to drive global warming with our actions, we will soon end the entire Earth.

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EdithGallegosSoto 24 March, 2022 - 21:17

I totally agree with Emma, it is already necessary for all of us to make a change.
Before it is too late, the consequences from now on we are already living, and although it is already late... we can take the necessary steps to stop the process we were warned we would live

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Nunez_Alan_419B 24 March, 2022 - 19:50

Yes, I agree, because as far as I know, climate change is something bad for the planet and us, that is what is terrifying for me, so we must help with the maximum possible help, such as using electric cars, using bicycles, using solar panels and save energy.

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SaulHernandez 24 March, 2022 - 18:20

Yes, I agree because the climate change is a problem and will be a problem for the next generations, the people have to understand this problem and we have to do something.

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Liia_Lopez 24 March, 2022 - 15:31

Completely agree with Emma, ​​since climate change is something to worry about. Although there are people who want to make that change, save the planet, there are also people who just don't care, and continue with their bad habits

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Daniela_Vazquez 24 March, 2022 - 07:15

Yes, I agree with Emma, ​​as I believe that climate change is something that should concern us all; because our actions can continue to damage the world for future generations.

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Evelyn_Rosario 24 March, 2022 - 06:16

Undoubtedly, climate change is becoming more evident every day, however, society does not understand the magnitude of these, thus continuing to pollute, throw garbage, emitting excessive and/or unnecessary gases.
If we are not aware we will be submerged or in an excess of temperatures whether it is cold or hot, which not all of us will resist and we will end up dead, and if this continues the population will become extinct.
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Ludwin_Yanez 24 March, 2022 - 05:40

I totally agree with Emma. And of course I am concerned about climate change because in addition to affecting me it will affect my loved ones and future generations who have nothing to do with this. And this situation also involves me since precisely now is when we must do something to slow it, that is why I cannot believe that there are still people who continue to question the existence of climate change since its impact on the world is very evident.

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Alan_Cervantes 24 March, 2022 - 05:23

Yes, I agree with emma, since global warming currently affects both climate variations and the future, all of us currently in a small way compared to what awaits us in the future, that worries me since it may not affect me as much since The consequences will be seen in the long term and will affect future generations.
And although the damage is already done, it can be prevented from further damage.

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R0drigu3z_4ndrea 24 March, 2022 - 03:43

Yes, I agree with Emma, without a doubt climate change is an issue that we must give the importance it deserves, we must not ignore all the consequences of this phenomenon, which we ourselves are causing, bear in mind that sooner or later Soon the feared consequences will occur, which will most likely end the existence of many species, including humanity.

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lexieee_berber 24 March, 2022 - 03:41

I agree with Emma, I think that if we did something to avoid this situation we could enjoy a long life and we would do the world a huge favor.

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Alexis_Sa 24 March, 2022 - 01:46

I agree with Emma ​​we should all be worried about what may happen in the next few years. In the same way, we can all help eradicate it.

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franzely180120 23 March, 2022 - 20:04

I totally agree with Emma I think that climate change is one of the few consequences that we have caused by it, we must take this issue seriously and already make a change, because if we do not end up with the animals of this planet, plants and above all with ourselves.

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Camila10 23 March, 2022 - 20:01

I agree with the one closer to climate change because it is a situation that increases day by day and affects people and the planet. We have to worry about this situation because the world is ending faster and faster and at any moment. it can stop working, as humans we must do small actions that make big changes to the planet, which can be recycling, going by public transport and saving water with small actions like these we can make sure that our planet does not die and does not get worse

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pame_carranza18 23 March, 2022 - 05:57

I agree with Emma! In my opinion we have to think more about our planet and future generations, and from now on help and do things to improve and live in a better, healthy and safe way before it's too late...

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abigail_guevara 22 March, 2022 - 22:46

I agree with Emma since climate change represents a danger for future generations, maybe now there will not be too many changes on the earth, but after some time. We as human beings continue without doing something for the place where we live, we will not be able to live fully in a world in which the climate is changing, that is why we must look for alternatives: such as clean and sustainable energies, non-polluting the environment, reducing factories that emit CO2.

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Vany_gv 22 March, 2022 - 21:40

I do agree with Emma, since climate change is a big problem that affects all living beings on the planet, I think we should do something to change that and extend our life on earth a little longer. Also to leave a better world and not just problems for future generations.

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xmontesriv 22 March, 2022 - 20:05

。・゜☆ I completely agree with her because today, people do not care about climate change believing that only animals will be affected. In reality, we will be worse off. ☆゜・。

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diego_0215 21 March, 2022 - 22:17

I agree with what Emma says, since she is right because climate change is too big a problem, we have to protect our planet to not continue destroying the planet.

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Cruzz_Mildreed 19 March, 2022 - 20:10

Yes, I agree with what Emma says since we must become aware of climate change,
which is a big problem for everyone, and we must contribute with easy actions that can help.

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Valeria_zd 18 March, 2022 - 03:06

Of course I agree with Emma, ​​we have to worry because the world is warming faster than at any other time in recorded history, we must do it for all of us here, and for future generations, the good thing is that we can do awareness saving energy, changing cars for bicycles or public transport and eating healthy.

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Margarita_Hernandez 17 March, 2022 - 19:53

I agree with what Emma is saying, we need to be more aware of how global warming will hurt in the long run and we need to start taking charge of the problem to stop climate change.

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Miguel_Espinoza 15 March, 2022 - 01:59

I quite agree with Emma, I may not get to suffer the consequences due to the
times I am living in, but I know that more people will inhabit this planet in the future
and I do not feel that they deserve to live in bad conditions for reasons of which they
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climate change.

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