Let us Influence Change for the Future18-03-2022
At eTHikel, we are passionate about raising awareness of climate change and the action that has to be taken, to influence change for our future generations.
5-Year Assessment of the Risks of Climate Change
The UK government has recently published, their third, five-year assessment of the risks of climate change on the UK. The Climate Change Act 2008 requires that emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are reduced. As individuals, we should analyse our own carbon footprint and work harder to improve how we live and manage our lives.
The assessment report includes advice provided by the Climate Change Committee, detailing 61 UK-wide climate risks, prioritising 8 of those risks, to be actioned within the next 2 years. These have been listed as:
- risks to the viability and diversity of terrestrial and freshwater habitats and species from multiple hazards
- risks to soil health from increased flooding and drought
- risks to natural carbon stores and sequestration from multiple hazards
- risks to crops, livestock and commercial trees from multiple climate hazards
- risks to supply of food, goods and vital services due to climate-related collapse of supply chains and distribution networks
- risks to people and the economy from climate-related failure of the power system
- risks to human health, wellbeing and productivity from increased exposure to heat in homes and other buildings
- multiple risks to the UK from climate change impacts overseas
Global warming poses a threat to our mental and physical health, water and food supplies, wildlife and our cities and coastal areas. The ‘dire warning’, emphasises, more than ever before that action must be taken by each and every one of us. Individually, we each have a responsibility to act now and help change the lives for our future generations.
Adapting to rising temperatures, as a unity, we must work harder to live a more sustainable life, by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As humans, our lifestyle choices have resulted in climate change which has led to rising sea levels, heatwaves, migration, reduced food levels and lack of clean water resources.
We need to act now and change our shopping habits. Fast fashion is one of the biggest polluters on the Planet. Smarter choices are available, so let’s take it slow and say NO to fast fashion.