We all are familiar with the concept of “climate change” but, do we really know what it means?
Starting from the basis that climate change is a reality in our day to day and not something distant that may occur in the future then we realice that we have to help urgently our Planet Earth instead of keep on destroying it.
What is Climate Change?
Climate Change is the long-term modification of patterns of the average climate of the planet or of a region. Over a period of time, the weather may vary according to rainfall, humidity and other elements, although this keeps stable. Climate Change occurs if the weather changes abryptly or notoriously over a period of time quite brief. This is what is happening now: the planet temperature has increase around 8,0º C since 1980, making a climate much warmer.
Evidence of Climate Change:
- Temperatures are higher than in the past. 9 of the 10 warmest years registered ocurred since 2000.
- Glaciers Worldwide are retreating due to ice melting
- As a consequence of the above, sea levels have risen on average to 19 centimeters worldwide, and 178 millimeters Orly Turing the last 100 years
- The Arctic sea ice cap is declining rapidly. Science warns us that melting glaciers in the polar regions would lead to severe sea level rise. Disruption of the Polar Regions will interfere with their vital roles in regulating earth’s climate, oceans cycles and the life supporting role of migratory species
- Changes are registered in the seasons on our planet, for example winter starts later and leaves sooner
Unfortunatellynot only Climate Change is a reality, but also the growth of the plastic island in the Pacific ocean: three times the size of France!
Just as humans are responsable for this problem, they are also the only ones who can help the planet and nature from degradation. After all, without nature we could not live!
If each of us are able to contribute a little bit and change our daily actions we Could achieve a positive impact. At Voluns and toghether with our international volunteers we try our best to make a difference helping with ecological restoration, planting of indigenous species of vegetation, cleaning up of beaches and coastlines preventing plastic from ending up in the sea (The United Nations estimates that marine plastic kills over a million seabirds and 100,000 mammals and sea turtles each year) and restoration of our wetlands which are one of the natural paradises of the Mediterranean coast, helping to preserve our flora and fauna and migratory birds.
Nature needs us and we need nature. So, what are you waiting for to be part of our family?