Will Climate Change End the World?


The Earth’s ecosystem is collapsing, and you are coming along for the ride. California is burning, two hurricanes have now turned into one mega hurricane. Hurricane Laura herself is now a category 5. Is the world ending?

“There had been over 700 wildfires between August 15th and 26th, burning 1.3m acres,” says the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. “That is two-thirds as much, in just twelve days, as burned as in the whole of 2018.” In fact, several sources predict that the west coast will soon resemble the arid plains of Australia. If you plan on attending college on the west coast, better bring along some extra bottled water and some flame retardant clothing, because fires are everywhere.

One of the obvious causes of wildfires is climate change. It’s a fact that the earths temperature is rising, however, what is there to do about it?

Along with some places burning, others are drowning. Hurricane Laura is the first ever double hurricane. Laura is said to be “unsurvivable.”

“Laura was expected to be the strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. this year. At least 20 million people were in its path and almost 600,000 were ordered to evacuate.” states CBS News.

But what does this have to do with climate change? Global warming may not have caused the hurricane, but it definitely hasn’t made it better. A study by NOAA showed that hurricanes, typhoons, and tropical cyclones are becoming stronger and deadlier as the earth gets hotter over the past 40 years.

So, what can be done to stop the end of the world? Some say it’s too late. Some say we have plenty of time. NASA says it’ll take centuries for the planet to respond and that’s only if we stop using greenhouse gases and releasing CO2 into the atmosphere worldwide. It would not be a surprise if the world ended from climate change however it’s unlikely that’ll happen in our lifetime. The dinosaurs had their time, and eventually ours will be up too.