In today’s English class, we skyped with students from both India and Israel. We discussed problems about global warming both here in Norway, and in their countries. Their main problems with global warming were heat and pollution. Our problems are actually pretty similar, although it is snowing and cold here at the moment.
This winter in Norway is very cold, but on the other hand, our summer this year was extremely hot. It was hard to grow food and it was drought around the country. This is the exact problem Israel has, it is way too hot for them. Cased by the hot temperature, they have a lack of water as well. This is a huge problem for the citizens, humans cannot manage to live without water.
India is far away from Israel, but they have a problem with heat as well. Global warming is affecting the whole globe, and we have to cooperate to make a difference. The contrast is, in India, they had other main problems caused by global warming. In addition to the heat, they had huge problems with pollution and floods. In India, 130 lost their lives caused by a flood, while they worshiped their gods by a temple. In my opinion, this is a clear sign; we have to do everything in our power to stop global warming.
In both India and Israel, the young people were interested in saving our planet, but they are not fighting the battle against climate changes alone. For example, the children in Australia are separating the garbage, they recycle, and they focus on renewable energy resources. In addition, they are encouraged to walk and cycle, instead of driving. The current situation in Australia is pretty awful because the temperature is extremely high. That leads to many consequences, some families, for example, have experienced snakes in their bathroom, the reason is that it is too hot for the snakes in their natural environment. Because of our horrible actions, the temperature is high, and especially the pets now have to suffer.
Climate changes are highly important for people in Europe as well. In Belgium, for example, students planned to refuse to go to school, as a protest. The reason is that the government do not take our climate problems serious enough. Therefore, the children stand up and work hard for a difference.
In Bali, there were also two courageous little girls, who wanted to make a change and help to stop climate changes. Bali is a beautiful country, but they have a huge problem with garbage, especially plastic. They took the problem with plastic bags in their own hands, and they made a difference. They gathered other children and managed to speak to the governor. After a tough battle, they succeeded to prohibit plastic bags in 2018. As far as I am conserned, this is an enormous inspiration. This shows that we, the children, also can make a major difference. Small voices can help save the world, together we are stronger.