The Climate Crisis
From Jagjit Singh, Los Altos, CA
The climate crisis has reached a critical point, and the recent record-breaking Canadian wildfires serve as a stark reminder of the urgency of this issue. The skies across much of North America were filled with smoke sending air quality alerts for approximately 100 million people. Shockingly, New York City now holds the unfortunate title of having the worst air quality among major cities worldwide. This is not just an isolated incident; it is a glimpse into our future in the climate crisis.
The severity of these wildfires is a result of warmer temperatures and dry conditions, which are expected to become more frequent and intense due to climate change. As a consequence, the size and intensity of wildfires globally are escalating, with devastating effects on the landscape itself.
Moreover, it is essential to recognize the role of fossil fuel companies and their political benefactors like Joe Manchin.
We must take immediate action. Transitioning to renewable energy sources, implementing sustainable land management practices, and advocating for policy changes are crucial. to address the root causes of the climate crisis. We must hold those accountable for creating this crisis. Finally, I would like to ask the fossil fuel merchants and other purveyors of death and greed, what do you gain if our beautiful common world becomes uninhabitable?
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