Temperatures soaring across the world has brought up the debate on global warming. Personally, I believe there shouldn’t be a debate because global warming exists but there are some out there with a lot of influence and power in the State that say otherwise.
For some, maybe they know it exists but care more about short-term profits and choose to ignore the existence of global warming so future generations can deal with the problem while they live in lavish lifestyles.
On the other hand, critics of global warming argue climate change is a natural phenomenon which is true according to science, but the difference is manmade intervention is warming the Earth too fast for nature to adapt.
Like the argument of a flat Earth, or the Earth in the middle of the Universe, during that period those who said otherwise were branded as a lunatic and outcasted from society but thanks to the advancement in technology, we know the Earth is not flat and not in the middle of the Universe.
Using different scientific techniques like carbon dating, we can analyse what the amount of carbon emission was in the year in a given period.
A famous example of a natural change to temperature was the Tambora eruption of 1815 in Indonesia. The eruption is recorded as one of the deadliest eruptions in recent times where global temperatures were lowered by 5 degrees Celsius.
However, if the average temperature of the world increases by 2 degrees Celsius, it would be catastrophic leading to countless deaths.
Yet there are those who reject scientific evidence such as the current President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, who pulled out the Paris Accords which the world agreed on limiting carbon emissions to favour bringing back coal.
Record temperatures are being met across the world with Algeria recording the hottest day at 51.3 degrees Celsius.
Norway, Sweden, and Greece experienced wildfires while dozens of people in Japan and Canada died from the severe heat.
While in the UK, the government issued “heat-health watch” with high temperatures recorded in the east and south-east of England.
So stay hydrated and don’t stay in the sun for too long.