“We are the first generation to feel the sting of climate change, and we are the last generation that can do something about it.” ~ Jay Robert Inslee, governor Washington
Climate change is a real phenomenon that is impacting the whole globe without any discrimination. We are witnessing it’s proof in the form of wildfires, rising sea levels, melting ice caps and many other visible changes taking place right before our very eyes. Everyday we get warnings about our environment and its modifications that are currently taking place.
Science experts are discussing the impacts of the recent forest wildfire in California that has burned more than 6,686 acres of our planet. This wildfire has caused a steep decline in many vertebrate species and has also created long-term impacts like the loss in carbon sink reservoirs, not to count the loss of biodiversity.
Why does climate literacy matter?
Knowledge is essential for understanding anything. Climate literacy will help many generations young and old to understand the importance in finding innovative methods to deal with a challenge that will affect many of us for the rest of our lives. Climate literacy will encourage many to change their behavior, which is the ultimate goal.
“The earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
The pursuit of knowledge will excel humanity to treat our environment like any other global emergency. While helping more people adopt innovative solutions that scientists and industry mavericks have developed. Climate education or environmental literacy is connected to our values. Becoming more sustainable and eco-friendly is a very simple recipe.
It just requires knowledge!
Michael T. Thomas