This Generation Could be Last Hope Against Climate Change

By Patricia Bianca S. Taculao

The recent UN climate change summit warned the world that today’s generation is the last hope from preventing the catastrophic effects of global warming and the first one to experience its impact for a long time

Almost 200 nations met in Poland for two weeks to produce an essential agreement that would make the 2015 carbon-cutting vision in Paris a reality,

Negotiations and other efforts are the response to disturbing news such as that the past four years were the hottest temperature recorded and that global emissions are once again rising despite the goal to cut by half come 2030.

In recent years, only five percent of global funding went to protection. But 2018 has shown the negative impact of climate change and its devastation. Heatwaves and wildfires from across the globe made news headlines for days on end.

While the effects of climate change are beginning to be felt on a global-scale, there is still hope for the earth. Many nations, like France and China, remain firmly committed to climate action. And with the collaborative efforts of the countries, its people, and the generation of today, there may be a chance for the future to live without having to worry about climate change.

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Patricia Bianca S. Taculao
Patricia Taculao, or Patty as she likes to be called, is a content producer for Manila Bulletin Digital Lifestyle. She graduated from University of Santo Tomas with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She loves to spend her free time, reading, painting, and watching old movies.

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