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Happy National Stress Awareness Day. The perfect day to call in sick in protest of getting slammed by your project manager. So in light of this, today we’re going to talk about something a little less stress inducing: the climate apocalypse.
The pros (and cons) of climate preparedness
As a generally positive person, I don’t believe in the climate apocalypse. However, in light of the White House Administration officially beginning the withdrawal of the US from the Paris Climate Accord, I do believe that, as the sole species responsible for accelerating the increase of the global temperature, we need to take more action in re-mediating potentially catastrophic effects. The truth is, we don’t know how things will unfold and we can only make predictions based on modern data experiments that are precise to a certain degree of uncertainty.
Now, run on sentences aside, it’s important to weigh our outcomes. The best case scenario, when it comes to climate change preparedness, is we over-estimate the climate effects and we end up with amazing technology that prepares us for unlimited catastrophic storms and droughts. Technology that can genuinely improve our quality of life. On the other hand, the worst case scenario is we’re dead in the water - because we’re not prepared for anything. So when one looks at it this way, there’s so much to gain.
The Rebel Alliance
In light of the White House Administration pulling out from the Paris Agreement, over two dozen US governors/politicians formed a bi-partisan coalition called the United States Climate Alliance and pledged to uphold the goals stated in the agreement. A rebellion against the White House’s withdrawal and great initiative that places the United States as a beacon for technological innovation. This is why I remain positive and why you should as well because there are still people that care about our global image and are willing to put some skin into the game and take personal responsibility. So I implore you to lead and succeed with us.
What you can do
Donate a tree! #TeamTrees
Join your local Citizen’s Climate Lobby