Unfortunately, the environment is not always the friendly place we’re used to, and that’s ready to grant our wishes. An old saying claims that nature gets even, and we all must admit that humanity could have done a much better job protecting it.
Although we humans have learned plenty of ways to adapt to the weather, things could soon get out of control. For the upcoming years, climate change will allow some parts of the world to experience such high temperatures that millions of people will face heat stress, a condition that causes organs to shut down because of the heat.
Developing nations shall be mostly affected
BBC News brought up the grim information, and things are far from having an efficient solution. Or at least that’s how things look right now. For some reason, choosing to make things better with the air conditioner won’t help either.
Whether we like it or not, clues for the upcoming scenario where things will heat up both literally and figuratively can be seen in the case of medical staff willing to treat patients from tropical climates while wearing heavy protective gear. Dr. Jimmy Lee reminded us of this while speaking for BBC, as the guy is an emergency medic who treats patients infected with COVID-19 from Singapore.
It’s well-known that the primary cause of climate change is represented by the burning of fossil fuels, like oil and coal. Those emit greenhouse gases into our atmosphere, carbon dioxide being among them. Other human activities like agriculture and deforestation also play a significant role in the spread of greenhouse gases that cause climate change.
A coordinated effort among nations is needed in order to prevent such a disaster of unbearable temperatures. We must all not forget that we have only one planet at our disposal for the moment, and protecting its environment should be our first option.