Who doesn’t know sea turtles? Sea turtles are cute animals. You may know sea turtles from the movie Finding Nemo. Sea turtles are indeed hundreds of years old. However, in fact sea turtles are also facing the threat of extinction due to climate change.
Current climate change has a major impact on the sea turtle population. There are several significant impacts. However, there are two things that can be highlighted because it is quite interesting to discuss. First, the habitat of sea turtles has undergone changes and requires them to adapt to sea water temperatures that are getting warmer over time due to climate change. Secondly, the beach sands that are getting warmer because of the climate change produce more female sea turtles than males. Not only that, if sea turtles lay their eggs in the beach sand that is too warm, the eggs will die. Pretty sad isn’t it?
Climate change is very influential on the population of other animals, not only turtles. Polar bear is also one of the animals that feel the direct impact of climate change. According to research, each year the polar bear population continues to decline at a significant rate. This of course is due to the decreasing number of natural habitats, that is the ice in the Arctic. It cannot be denied that climate change is causing the Arctic ice to melt more and more. Resulting in warmer temperatures and narrowing area for polar bears
Apart from animals that are directly affected by climate change, humans are also being threatened. Climate change also has an impact on humans. Floods that occur every year, whose water volume is increasing, As well as extreme weather such as heat waves with temperatures that are too high are also the effects of climate change.
Basically, it is something that is created by humans themselves. Human treatment of nature causes climate change that is happening today. If you know, mining, fossil fuel dredging, deforestation, agricultural expansion, and other activities that actually show human greed are the starting points for causing climate change.
With the condition of the earth increasingly worrisome, of course we must be prepared to face worse things that may happen in the future. Humans cause bad things to happen. Even nature has been angry because humans keep asking for more and more. Now we must focus more on improving the climate change that has occurred.
Fortunately, nowadays a lot of activists are emerge. Young activists around the world have carried out campaign campaigns as well as activities aimed at restoring nature and preventing further climate change. One of the most famous activists recently is Greta Thunberg. She is a girl from Sweden who really shows her concern for the existing victims of the climate. As a result of her courage, Greta Thunberg became a person who was recognized by people around the world.
Through Greta Thunberg’s emotional speech, it attract the sympathy of the public which led to direct demonstrations about climate change around the world.