Actions to Fight Global Warming
Changes begin from a tiny action. Do it now!
This year, Hong Kong has experienced its hottest summer ever recorded. Average temperature for this year's June, July and August is 29.6℃ - the highest ever recorded since 1884. 3 new hot weather records are marked in July: including the 'highest number of very hot days in a month' (20 days), 'highest number of hot nights in a month' (21 nights), and the 'longest consecutive record of the Very Hot Weather Warning' (467 hours).
To combat climate change, 196 countries have signed the "Paris Climate Agreement" in 2015. By signing the agreement, these countries will attempt to control temperature increase within the 21st century to well below 2℃, and to further pursue to control such increase below 1.5℃. Yet in 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued the "Final warning". It suggests that if the current rate of global warming is to continue, global temperature will increase by 1.5℃ in between the year 2030 to 2052, leading to drastic climate and ecological disaster.
Mankind has around 10 years left to control temperature increase to below 1.5℃, in order to mitigate the associated climate change impact. We have no time to lose.
Pakistan community reforestation team
plans to plant 10 billion trees in the next 5 years
A formidable reforestation team has formed in Pakistan. It is now actively participating in the national government’s reforestation program, aiming to plant 10 billion trees in the next 5 years. This reforestation team is not a formal organization, it relies on citizens across the country to plant trees in their communities. The Pakistan government accounted for its resource limitation and attempts to utilize the power of the community to reforest. Such is an inspirational move. Governments around the world, considering their resource limitation, should rethink how they could collaborate with the local community in combating climate change.