Recently, the United Nations held the first summit on the climate change crisis. Scientists warned that high temperatures, rising sea levels, and numerous chemicals in the air cause an imbalance in nature. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres reminded world leaders that they promised to help save the environment a decade ago. But they have not been able to redouble their efforts.
Guterres said diseases such as HIV, Ebola, and viral infections continue to spread due to the influences of the following:
- Climate change
- Food production
He also warned that up to a million species are facing extinction.
“Humanity is waging a war against nature. And we need to rebuild our relationship with him. The degradation of nature is not a purely environmental problem: it encompasses the economy, health, social justice and human rights ”.
He urged heads of state surrendering via video link or in person to stop the assault on the environment to save Earth. He reminded them that they vowed to save Earth decades ago, but did nothing. Several other world leaders echoed Guterres’ words, saying that 2021 should be his year of action to save the Earth’s environment.
Another well-known conservation advocate, Sir David Attenborough, an English broadcaster and natural historian, is also outspoken about the need to save the environment. It recently suggested earmarking $ 500 billion for land conservation each year due to its dire needs.
Climate change concerns continue to mount.
Attenborough has definitely become a celebrity. He recently took to Instagram to share his concerns, and after six days of being on social media, he had five million followers.
He said years ago, he felt that global warming was happening in the 1970s. According to Attenborough, he knew it was a life-and-death problem when he saw a dead coral reef off the Barrier Reef in the 1970s.
Sir David suggests that it is very easy to solve the world’s environmental problem. “I think there are two things you can do: one, it’s perfectly simple, don’t waste. Don’t waste energy, don’t waste paper, don’t waste food, don’t waste time, ”he said. Attenborough. “The second thing is to convince the man or woman who represents you politically of what worries you in whatever political system you live in.”
Producer, Alastair Fothergill, agrees with Sir David Attenborough that saving the Earth is a simple solution. He said: “It really depends on your lifestyle, and this is the difficulty of talking about solutions; we always have to talk about what the human race needs to do as a whole because everyone’s lifestyles are different. You know you could already be a vegetarian or maybe walk to work. “
Alastair’s latest environmental film, “A Life On Our Planet,” opened in theaters in the UK, the Netherlands, Ireland, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand. You can watch it on Netflix.
A film that serves as a wake-up call
The movie “A life on our planet “ describes the increasing environmental destruction over the decades in the eyes and career of Sir David Attenborough. The goal of the film was to help people relate to the subject, making it less abstract or disconnected from real life. Attenborough cautions that as wildlife declines, our own destruction is not far behind. He addresses each decade of his life, explaining how the decline of the natural world is near and any remnant of wildlife faces a fatality. It’s a horror movie. But most critics were infatuated with Attenborough calling him well loved and respected. In his native UK, he is indeed a national treasure.
The film has received high reviews for its emotional appeal and gloomy mood. Many people who believe the film’s claims wonder if the urgent appeal of the much-loved and respected Attenborough is enough to make the necessary changes.
Interestingly, in an interview in 2018, Sir David Attenborough suggested that giving dire warnings about devastating environmental problems was a problem. “to turn off.” He said that to emphasize these kinds of warnings about the planet would be to act as an “alarmist” and would be like “proselytizing.”
It would seem to look “A life on our planet, ”You’ve changed your mind about being an alarmist. Most of those who watch the movie said the movie is horrible until the last 30 minutes, when Attenborough offers a glimmer of hope only if everyone on the planet completely changes the way they live.
Interestingly, there are no disagreements with Attenborough and his film’s assessment of the condition of the land. Usually, on controversial topics, there are many opinions. But on this issue, if there are opposing sides, either they keep quiet or they are not allowed to share their disagreement.
The climate change controversy
Today, one of the most polarizing scientific debates related to the environment is climate change. It is as controversial for the public as it is for scientists. Although there are a growing number of people who strongly disagree with climate change, you don’t hear much about it. For the most part, the public believes that most scientists support the idea that climate change is man-made. The public also hears messages that a catastrophe on earth is shortly due to climate change.
But like other scientific debates, there is an oversimplification. People start to mistrust science, so they decide that climate change is an absolute real problem or they decide that it is a complete hoax. In reality, scientists rarely agree on a scientific issue.
Geoffrey C Kabat, in his scientific article, “Taking mistrust in science seriouslyY, “ said the following:
“To overcome public mistrust of science, scientists must stop pretending there is a scientific consensus on controversial issues when there isn’t.”
Telling the public that 97% of scientists believe something is political and it confuses the public. Many people have much less scientific knowledge, if any. These scare tactics emphasize catastrophic situations. Scientists call those who see things in this nuanced way deniers of the truth. The fact is that climate change is very unquestionable and very complex. Many pieces of the puzzle are missing.
Scientists have few controlled studies on climate change. They have measurements of temperature and levels of atmospheric CO2. The idea of greenhouse gases It is not new; researchers discovered it more than a hundred years ago. Scientists have some specific points of disagreement about climate change. What they know and what remains unknown is what puzzles the most. Regardless, the public is led to believe that scientists understand everything about climate change.
This oversimplification or politicization of the climate change issue for research funding or professional gain puts scientific studies on climate change at risk. Science is rarely as neat and orderly as politicians or the media suggest.
You must decide how you can help the environment. Of course, it is not realistic to believe that everyone on the planet will contribute to the cause of saving the environment. But those who take these problems seriously will make the necessary life changes. Regardless of the warning signs, many people wonder if the Earth is in decline as the United Nations warns.
Until now, it is difficult to find someone who denies that we are polluting the planet. Some controversial scientific debates on climate change continue; this is how science evolves. You should try to understand both arguments before making a decision. And we must all do our part to save the planet.