“Fight together for a better future and a better sky.”
— Zheng, youth delegate for Save the Children
What the world Zheng grew up in is almost surreal for those familiar with Minnesota wilderness. As a native of China, he has seen pollution and unhindered environmental destruction first hand. It is a terrifying idea that there are children that don't know that the sky is blue. So how can we have an impact at this large turning point in our history and Earth's history?
“It is a bad sign when physical features from your planet disappear”
As the scientific community has agreed, climate change is manmade and disastrous—but we can still impact our world and future generations for the better.
So, what is the international community doing about it?
Answer: COP21, Paris 2015 Conference. Here's what you need to know:
- The long name of Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has been shortened into the acronym COP 21, Paris 2015.
- It is an accepted fact among scientists that climate change is happening and it is manmade. This time around, the objective of the conference is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world. We all know that all nations can work on their treatment of our environment for the benefit of us all. As many in LA know, the smog from China travels across the Pacific affecting Californian air quality, while the U.S.'s own municipal waste is released into the Pacific, developing the trash vortex.
- What has been stressed at the Social Good Summit is the importance of every person. From recycling, keeping up with the news, making smarter consumer choices, and promoting your views on social media, the message at the Social Good Summit today is: