Not taking this planet for granted is mandatory, as we all should learn to protect it more. Climate change is triggering more and more concerns among experts, and most of us have contributed to it by cutting down rainforests, burning fossil fuels, farming livestock, and so on. The good news is that we can still fix a part of the damage, but we must act wisely and work together.
The famous space agency NASA is also worried about climate change, and recently it captured some images using a satellite for emphasizing the problem.
The St Patrick Bay ice caps from Canada have melted away in three years
More precisely, the ice caps were located on the Hazen Plateau of northeastern Ellesmere Island in Nunavut. NASA’s Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) was the satellite revealing the sad news of the disappearance of the ice caps.
Mark Serreze, the director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), raises the alarm for how fast climate change can act:
“When I first visited those ice caps, they seemed like such a permanent fixture of the landscape. To watch them die in less than 40 years just blows me away.”
He further added:
“But the death of those two little caps that I once knew so well has made climate change very personal. All that’s left are some photographs and a lot of memories.”
Experts believe that sea levels are rising with about 8mm a year due to climate change in general and ice melting in particular. It may be ok for now, but it shall be terrible for our children, nephews, great-grandsons, and so on.
Regardless of our religion, race, ethnic background, political views, or gender, we all must see as a priority to protect the environment. Earth is the only planet we have, and it’s also what we all have in common.