Future Climate Disasters Are Now A Certainty, Here’s Why

Due to the failure of most countries parts to reach their climate-combating goals that were promised in 2015's Paris Agreement, the world will certainly face more natural disasters such as floods, fires, and storms of immense caliber.

By Tiffany Velasquez | Published

Despite what some people say, climate change is very real and the world is facing some very real climate disasters. The targets that were set in the 2015 Paris agreement have not been met and Earth is sure to experience inevitable climate disasters in the form of heat waves, droughts, extinction of plants, animals and so much more. Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change are proving ineffective and are seemingly too late to make a difference. 

Climate disasters are already happening, regardless if one chooses to believe it or not. In the last 30 years alone, climate-related disasters have tripled and there is an advancing trend of more devastating climate disasters that are sure to happen. If the world does not wake up and act faster than lightning, then there may not be a world left. 

Major cities are in danger of soon being underwater. Countries across the world are soon to face unbearable heat waves. Water shortages, drought, catastrophic storms, and unthinkable climate disasters are sure to affect billions of people across the planet.

The 2015 Paris Agreement is a legally binding contract to limit global warming to well below two degrees Celsius. Despite efforts made by the parties involved, the goals and plans that were to be implemented are simply not being met. The impact that these failing efforts will have will be felt worldwide and trigger even further climate disasters to happen. 

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In 2021, there were some devastating records set for climate disasters. Sea levels are rising faster than ever, the temperature and acidification of the ocean and greenhouse gas concentrations have all peaked in the last year. These climate disasters have already resulted in economic loss and disrupted both food and water supply. 

Humanity is failing to take these climate disasters as a serious sign and furthermore, failing to take action to further prevent the destruction of the planet that 7.7 billion people call home. Many large companies have a commitment plan in place to reduce their carbon footprint and eliminate certain things that are contributing to global warming but it is simply not happening fast enough. 

During the lockdown that took place in 2020, there was a record drop in greenhouse gas emissions but even with that, there was little improvement in terms of working towards a solution to tackle the problem of global climate change. 2020 actually turned out to be one of the hottest years on record. The effects of climate disasters as a result of global warming are irreversible in some cases and are only getting worse. 

One irreversible climate disaster that is taking place is taking place within Earth’s frozen spaces. Some inland glaciers that people depend on for drinking water are disappearing at an almost unthinkable rate. The water that is currently frozen in the form of the Greenland ice sheet, has enough water to cause sea levels to rise nearly 20 feet. 

Now is the time for the entire world to come together and join in a worldwide team effort to save our planet. Our world is changing before our very eyes and it is up to humanity to save it. As the old Indian proverb goes, “When will the white man realize that he can’t eat money? When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will he realize that he cannot eat money.”