It is unfortunate that mitigation planning is not in progress especially among the industrialized nations. Who will be harmed if the negative impacts of climate change eventually catch up with the human race?
Needless to say, there are those who will be protected against such impacts because their governments are in a position to curtail the effects of climate change. What about the majority of the world population that is living below the poverty line?
It may not be completely impossible to reverse or stop the progress of climate change. If the right measures are put in place, our environment will be regenerated and the continued alterations to the climate will eventually stop (Hardy 62).
Cities such as Cambridge and New York are indeed prepared to reduce greenhouse gas emissions even though such localized measures may not generate the global impact as required.
One of the growing concerns of climate change is the rising sea level. The latter is indeed a serious issue that is yet to be addressed conclusively.
As it stands now, coastlines across the globe are an important part of socio-economic development. Any slight rise in sea level will in most land masses bordering major water bodies.
Apparently, social justice especially for the poor segment of the population will never be realized. Why should the rich be ? It is necessary for social justice to prevail at all levels of the society. The poor countries are being negatively impacted by the well developed nations in several ways.
For instance, it is unfortunate to learn that the is not a universal healthcare plan in the United States. There are some states that are still adamant to allow the poor to access this healthcare plan.
In other words, the Affordable Care Act is not beneficial to the poor people in the United States since they cannot afford to be insured. Whereas healthcare is one of the areas that will be negatively affected by climate change, it is vivid that the poor people will receive the greatest brunt.
Several large nations are inactive when it comes to taking effective mitigation measures. In addition, policy and mitigation planning is not a priority area for the developed world.
As much as these nations have not demonstrated commitment to curb the impacts of climate change, it is prudent to mention that the entire humanity will be affected by the same effects at one time or the other.
It is quite a surprise that the all the international summits on climate change have not generated any positive outcomes as expected. The vulnerable public has been duped with the hope that such summits will eventually address the issue of pollution.
We truly appreciate the by industrial revolution towards economic development. We also acknowledge the fact the entire process of industrial production cannot take place without pollution in the immediate environment.
Nonetheless, it is not logical for major emitters of to completely ignore environmental conservation in the process of production.