- Herina He
Climate Change In Canada
Climate change is a very serious social issue in Canada that needs all Canadians to pay attention and make a change in their daily life right now.
Four famous scientists, Christopher Burn, Steve Kokelj, Merven Gruben and Catherine McKenna who spent a long time in Tuktoyaktuk, Inuvik found that The western arctic is the warmest area in Canada because its mean temperature has risen 3.5 degrees since 1961 until now. Because of global warming, the melting of the permafrost and the collapse of the ground have seriously affected the lives of the Inuvik people and raised our concerns about measures to curb global warming.
In May 2020, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jonathan Wilkinson, Environment Minister, and Sarah King, head of the oceans and plastics campaign for Greenpeace Canada, had to delay the implementation date for new standards on liquid fuels and the publication of plastic ban. Unfortunately, plastic is widely used across all parts of Canada so the environment is under serious threat. One of the reasons why Canadians should care about this issue is that Inuvik's main temperature is still rising, and this may further cause climate refugees or even death. We need to change our lifestyle to reduce the rise in temperature. We will suffer from bad weather and the influence of natural disasters in the future if we continue to destroy nature or still do nothing to protect the environment.
I think we need to start by limiting carbon dioxide emissions, reducing the use of plastic and doing other small things to improve the environment of the earth now, such as ride bicycles to schools, use strong woven bags instead of plastic bags, promote the importance of low-carbon life and zero-waste living style to people around you. I believe our environment will be better if all of us have a sense of environmental protection and do small things to keep the environment clean every day.