Climate Change

I woke up this morning and like the Child I am looked excitedly out to see if any snow had fallen, but another day goes by that rain greeted me instead.

I live in Stockholm, Sweden where the average temperature in January is -3, this time last year there was a lot of snow, ice mornings and very little rain but for the last month it feels like I am back in the UK where rain is the norm. As I left for work this evening I didn’t both putting on my thick winter coat because I just knew that although it is cold, it isn’t as cold as it could be and a small number of layers are all I need to stay warm. Personally, I hate the cold, I hate feeling the wind freeze my skin and I really hate when the old snow re-freezes and I have the possibility of falling down every few seconds but that doesn’t mean I want Stockholm to be this warm during the winter because although it doesn’t hurt me I know it is hurting a lot of our eco system out there, especially in places like the Arctic.

From the annual Arctic Report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations they said the Arctic “shows no sign of returning to the reliably frozen region of the past decades.” Can you imagine the impact if all the ice melts? Let’s be selfish for a second and not think about the animals that live there and just think of ourselves, well unless you are planning on living on a boat and floating around for the rest of your lives, let’s just say the outcome isn’t very good.

I could go into facts and figures that I have been reading recently but I don’t want to do that, I just want you all to think, think about the weather that is outside right now and if that feels normal to you. Think about the fires that have been popping up in places like America and South Europe in the past 6 months and if that is normal. Think about the fact that the Artic could have its first Ice Free summer in 2040 and how we would be able to deal with that. So much is changing in our world, a lot of it is good, we are becoming a more loving and understanding world even though it is slow it is happening and then we have the bad change that is also happening slowly but very very surely.

I woke up this morning and like the Child I am looked excitedly out to see if any snow had fallen, but another day goes by that I was disappointed.

I live in Stockholm, Sweden where the average temperature in January is -3, this time last year there was a lot of snow, ice mornings and very little rain but for the last month it feels like I am back in the UK where rain is the norm. As I left for work this evening I didn’t both putting on my thick winter coat because I just knew that although it is cold, it isn’t as cold as it could be and a small number of layers are all I need to stay warm. Personally, I hate the cold, I hate feeling the wind freeze my skin and I really hate when the old snow re-freezes and I have the possibility of falling down every few seconds but that doesn’t mean I want Stockholm to be this warm during the winter because although it doesn’t hurt me I know it is hurting a lot of our eco system out there, especially in places like the Arctic.

From the annual Arctic Report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations they said the Arctic “shows no sign of returning to the reliably frozen region of the past decades.” Can you imagine the impact if all the ice melts? Let’s be selfish for a second and not think about the animals that live there and just think of ourselves, well unless you are planning on living on a boat and floating around for the rest of your lives, let’s just say the outcome isn’t very good.

I could go into facts and figures that I have been reading recently but I don’t want to do that, I just want you all to think, think about the weather that is outside right now and if that feels normal to you. Think about the fires that have been popping up in places like America and South Europe in the past 6 months and if that is normal. Think about the fact that the Artic could have its first Ice Free summer in 2040 and how we would be able to deal with that. So much is changing in our world, a lot of it is good, we are becoming a more loving and understanding world even though it is slow it is happening and then we have the bad change that is also happening slowly but very very surely.

Whilst at home in England I was watching the most beautiful sunset through my parent’s window and taking some pictures to capture that image forever, we have a beautiful world that is full of many stunning and interesting places that I want to see during my life, places that depend on the eco system that they live in now but with changes to their environment they will not survive long enough for us to see it all or let our future generations have the chance either.

My main 2018 resolution is to make as many sustainable differences as possible in my life and I really really hope it is yours too. Make small changes now, wear more ethically conscious clothes or buy less plastic or take the bus to reduce your carbon footprint and together we can fight back the climate change that has taken our planet by the throat, lets show climate change that we don’t back down easily and that we want to love and replenish our beautiful Earth so that we can enjoy it too.

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