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The true challenge of climate change: We don’t really understand it!

The true challenge of climate change: We don’t really understand it!

Climate change is happening and it’s happening now. I’m sure most of us have read, written, or at least heard about the concept of climate change. Scientists worldwide shared research and studies that showcase proof of increasing global warming, depleting wildlife species, deteriorating weather conditions as a result of climate change.

In fact, as per NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), the Earth’s surface has gone up by 1 degree over the last 150 years. This minute-looking shift in the temperature has already resulted in many changes in the environment around us including melting glaciers, elevated sea level, increasing forest fires, and natural imbalances. Despite all these serious concerns, climate change still remains passively stuck at the back of our minds as a concept rather than a reality.

Are we as alarmed as we should be? Probably not! What does that say about us? Are we ignorant and insensitive? As a climate activist myself, I worry a lot about the change that’s happening and our not-so-active approaches to fighting it. But the real reason why people aren’t addressing climate change actively is not that they’re not worried but because it’s not being communicated in the right way.

This revelation became real for me when I was watching a video clip from Simon Sinek, the world-renowned motivational speaker and author of Start with Why, Leaders eat Last and Together is Better. There are many different factors that affect our approach towards climate change. We realize some of them while the others simply don’t get our attention but that doesn’t mean that those issues are less important. In fact, below are a few points shared by Simon that made me revise my mindset about this.


Climate change is happening and it’s happening now. I’m sure most of us have read, written, or at least heard about the concept of climate change. Scientists worldwide shared research and studies that showcase proof...
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