Are We Ready for a Second Disaster After Coronavirus? Are We Ready for Climate Crisis?

The leaders' ignorance of hard science may have landed us in the current pandemic, but let's lead our way to safeguard ourselves from the next crisis—Climate Crisis. Here's how!

In its 50th year of celebration and observation this year, Earth Day is an annual global event demonstrating support for environmental protection. As we stand in times of the Corona Virus pandemic, this year, there’s a shift in the global emphasis - to that of Digital Mobilisations. Celebrations will include activities such as the Great Global CleanUp, Citizen Science, Advocacy, Education, and Art.

This year, the day holds special significance pertaining to the facing of two crises: One is immediate from a pandemic and the other is slowly building as a disaster for our climate. Both calling for us to be an active part of this year’s volunteering program that can be participated in virtually. The volunteering, especially, becomes more important given that both challenges pose an absolute threat that we MUST solve.

The fact that our physical capacities are currently stagnant stems largely from our unpreparedness of it. While leaders from across the world have ignored hard science and there’s been an unfortunate delay of critical actions, we still have time to contain the far more disastrous repercussions of the climate crisis.

It’s time we are farsighted and realise that environmental preservation is, in fact, the biggest form of self-preservation and possibly the only way through. We have to understand that there’s no room for making the same mistake twice. This is also what the new targeted global standard through the EARTHRISE action you can be a part of by clicking here: www.earthday.org/earthrise

Taking inspiration from a multitude of heroic actions across the world—Healthcare Professionals, NGOs, leaders, and the layman—it’s not far a day that the world will recover from COVID-19 pandemic. And while that happens, let’s take it upon us to voice our concern for our future, for our planet to leave no scope for a second disaster—a climate crisis—to strike!

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