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Why do you think climate change is difficult to deal with

  1. Prof Liway profile image87
    Prof Liwayposted 21 months ago

    Almost everyone is already alarmed by the impacts of climate change. Several initiatives by scientists, climatologists, educators, researchers and environmental advocates on the issue of climate change are so many and they are on the rise. In your own respective fields or courses, how do you think you can help solve the problem of climate change?

    1. Josephdc profile image61
      Josephdcposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Climate change is cause by many factors. It is really hard to deal with but we need to if not we are the ones who will suffer. We can help by supporting the different campaigns of company that propose the no plastic policy we can reduce the plastic litter and the cause of floods because they block the drainage. Also by right disposing of garbage can make a big help because burning garbage deplets the ozone. In my course Hospitality Management we are thought about recycling and reusing things in other ways so we are not dumping them but use it again for other purpose. We just have to be little creative to think of the uses of simple garbages. There are many ways to help fight the climate change we just have to cooperate to achieve our goal.
      12 DelaCruz ,JM BUHM

      1. Prof Liway profile image87
        Prof Liwayposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Climate change is caused by many factors. It is really hard to deal with but we need to attend to it ...if we ignore it  we are the ones who will suffer. We can help by supporting the different campaigns of companies that propose the no plastic policy.  Plastics block the drainage and  burning garbage depletes the ozone. In my course Hospitality Management we are taught  how to recycle and reuse things.  We just have to be little creative to think of the uses of simple garbages. There are many ways to help fight the climate change we just have to cooperate to achieve our goal.

        Good Joseph but then  next time you have to be clear and direct in expressing your thoughts. I hope you would really help in mitigating climate change.

    2. Joshua Santos profile image61
      Joshua Santosposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      25 Santos, JSA BUHM 14-15

      Climate change is one of the biggest and controversial issue nowadays about our Earth. Climate change is not just a "so-so" problem, but it is a problem that should resolve as soon as possible. This change is the change in weather patterns that happens in a year in a particular state, country, city or province. Here in the Philippines which is our country also encounters the problem in climate, we Filipinos are experiencing a very hot climate that can make our heads turn around. The abnormality is, every morning the temperature was low and somehow cold, but when the afternoon strikes it gets very hot, and when the night arrives the temperature maybe low or high. Really climate change impacts not only on our motherland but also to every organisms and lifeforms on Earth, the ecosystem, the people in every community and the economy of every country. This is really a huge problem we should be focusing on. It also affects our water resources, the forests and the plants, and any natural resources which we need for our daily living.
      As a youngster and as Hospitality Management student, what can I do to help resolve the problem is to share the knowledge that I have about the issue and to let them know that we really have to make an action about it. We can help prevent it when we apply the principles and knowledge that we got from our science subjects. Using the proper and appropriate kind of smoke when cooking can also help. Discipline is the powerful word to use to fight the continues change in our climate. That simple word can heal our Mother Earth.
      That are just one of the million ways we can do to help solve the issue, although it is just a small thing, when we put it together, it'll be a big force to change and back our Earth to normal.

      1. Prof Liway profile image87
        Prof Liwayposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Congratulations Joshua for your  intellectual discourse on the issue. I just hope being one of the new generations you could help save the Planet given to us by our Creator...Spread whatever knowledge you have on the issue and encourage as many as you can to do their part for the future generations.

    3. AndreaBarcita profile image60
      AndreaBarcitaposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      BARCITA AR M. BUHM

      Climate Change is a serious problem not only in the Philippines but also in the whole world, dealing with this kind of problem is really impossible Why? because there are a lot of things which can cause climate change. Carbon dioxide is the main cause of human-induced climate change. It has been emitted in vast quantities from the burning of fossil fuels and it is a very long-lived gas, which means it continues to affect the climate system during its long residence time in the atmosphere. However, fossil fuel combustion, industrial processes, agriculture, and forestry-related activities emit other substances that also act as climate forcers. Some, such as nitrous oxide, are long-lived greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, and so contribute to long-term climate change. As a HM student and also as a human being I will help by sharing the knowledge that i have learned such as Afforestation, Controlling rapid population, Proper use of fossil fuels, Increasing education about population matters, Minimize use of CFC and NH3

      1. Prof Liway profile image87
        Prof Liwayposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Good Andrea...But please take a look of CFC and NH3... what do you mean by the two? Anyway except on the 2 chemicals you mentioned...everything is clear and I hope you would really do your share in helping mitigate climate change.

        1. AndreaBarcita profile image60
          AndreaBarcitaposted 20 months ago in reply to this

          CFC- any of a class of compounds of carbon, hydrogen, chlorine, and fluorine, typically gases used in refrigerants and aerosol propellants. They are harmful to the ozone layer in the earth's atmosphere owing to the release of chlorine atoms upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
          nh3/ammonia-  It is a colorless gas with a characteristic pungent smell

    4. Gaizel Samaniego profile image60
      Gaizel Samaniegoposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      SAMANIEGO, GAG BUHM

      It is difficult to deal with it. Because climate change is a big problem that everyone cannot ignore. Maybe some people is not aware that our one and only planet is not in good condition. And all of us is affected so as much as possible stop doing anything that can affect our planet. Just like destroying forests carbon get released into the atmosphere and accelerates climate change and if we have empty forests animals species are in danger of extinction. Aside from that burning fossil fuels is also not good to do. As a Hospitality Management student I can share all i know on how to prevent and solve this big problem so that our mother earth will be back to a happy planet. We do not know what will happen next. All we need to have is discipline.

      1. Prof Liway profile image87
        Prof Liwayposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Very good Gaizel...Do your part and hopefully we can really help mitigate climate change in our own little ways.

    5. Ace Mudz profile image61
      Ace Mudzposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      FAHIM 10, M BUTM 14-15

      Climate change is big problem in our human being. because in this problem we are all suffering this, not just in Philippines also in the world. because nowadays in every weather change, we feel like sometimes Hot and sometimes Cold that can cause sick in the human that everyday living in the world.

      1. Prof Liway profile image87
        Prof Liwayposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Nice trying Fahim..I hope just like the other youth like you, you can  do something on the issue of climate change.

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      Miguel Panlilioposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      PANLILIO M.A.R BUHM14
      Cimate Change is very hard to deal with. Our body especially us Filipinos, are not used to very cold weather. we easily get sick and colds. What more if we experience worse climate change, i dont think Filipinos can handle the coldness of a snow or unexpected winter. Not just cold weather, but also the hotness and dryness of our weather , even if its not yet summer we are aleady experiencing it. Hot weather is very dangerous it can kill us by having a heartstroke or dehydration. Besides Cold and Hot temperature, Unexpected rains and devastating storms are destroying our farms, ponds, fields which is our main source of food.  If our rice fields are destroyed by a storm or its very dry, farmers can not harvest anything and all of us Filipinos will be affected, the price of rice will increase and many more on the market. And it is a major problem in our food chain. Heavy rainfalls can cause flood, landslide and many more natures wrath. Climate change is a global serious problem . A slight change in our temperature can give us colds or sickness, what more it can do to our children.
      We people should be more concern of our environment, because it is the only way to protect earth and us. We will gain what we do in our mother earth. We should plant more trees and let's be more organic. We should not prevent, but STOP using harmful chemicals  to our mother earth to help is regain its Ozone Layer and we should be also clean to our surrounding to at least lessen the pollution. Besides it is us PEOPLE on earth who will benefit this. CLIMATE CHANGE is a chain of serious and global problem.

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      pbmihrsanpedroposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      There are many steps that people can take to prevent global warming from occurring and to protect the fresh water on our planet. One key way to protect our fresh water supply is to conserve water usage. This is a good habit to get into and is very easy to do. Some ways to do this is to limit the time you shower. Spend 3 minutes showering instead of 10 and you can make a big difference. You can also reduce the amount of water you use for your yard or garden. People can also help with this matter by finding ways to be more energy efficient. There are many ways to accomplish this. One way is to find alternative energy types, such as solar power. Solar power is a natural energy type and can be used for many things and it will not pollute the earth or have negative effects on the fresh water supply. Carpooling and recycling are also both great options to help take a stand against global warming.

      SAN PEDRO PM, BUTM 2015

    8. Winnie Aquino profile image59
      Winnie Aquinoposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      For me, climate change is difficult to deal with because not everyone is doing something to help the environment. Some people ignore it so that climate change cannot stop. As a student, maybe I can help for the environment by simply following the rules in taking care for our surroundings. Encouraging my classmates and friends to do the same thing and most especially is to do not ignore what is already happening to our environment.

    9. nelaineigaya profile image61
      nelaineigayaposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      18IGAYA MC BUTM
      Climate change is a long-term change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods of time that range from decades to millions of years. It may be a change in the average weather conditions or a change in the distribution of weather events with respect to an average, for example, greater or fewer extreme weather events. Climate change may be limited to a specific region, or may occur across the whole Earth. As a tourism student we need to know the importance of the beauty of nature because in our fields we encounter different places that we promote to a tourist. So we need to solve the problem which is climate change first thing is admitting that we have a problem. After decades of denial, most of us now realize we are addicted to fossil fuels that create vast quantities of carbon dioxide, and that this addiction also extends to a wide variety of industrial and agricultural practices that create a whole host of other global warming gases. Also we have many and varied solutions to climate change have been proposed, including individual frugality, energy conservation measures, renewable energy, and carbon sequestration. There are champions for each, but in the end we may need to use every trick we know to get us out of this one. Because carbon dioxide is mostly emitted from the consumption of energy from fossil fuels , changing the way we produce and use energy is our starting point in trying to reduce emissions.

    10. SarmientoMonic profile image60
      SarmientoMonicposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      31SARMIENTO, MDC BUHM

        Since we are now facing the new era and advance technology there are a lot of ways to promote and encourage everyone on how to solve the problem on Climate Change. As a concern youth of today's generation, Social Media can be a number one way to help promote the said issue. There are lot of sites such as Facebook, Twiiter, Instagram, Hub Pages whom my fellow students use in different concerns specifically in doing their home works and for entertainment. Simply by Facebook, there are millions of people who use it and I can post and share some ways on how to encourage people to help the Mother Earth save from the brink. In Instagram, I can also post pictures related on climate change for them to be aware. As Hospitality Management student, I currently studying this field not because I want to earn money but also I want to learn. We have Science subjects, so by means of these, it will be my training ground to develop my skills and improve my knowledge on how to help solve the issue about climate change. By suggesting some Programs/Campaigns in School where Im in, it would be a great help. I will be a good example to each and everyone. I am willing to show some practices to them such as proper disposal of garbages so that they will be aware too. By that, they will also apply it on their daily lives and it will really help to solve the said issue.

    11. DeGuzmanJoyce profile image59
      DeGuzmanJoyceposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Climate Change is one of the major challenges that not only Philippines but the whole world is facing. Maybe because its really difficult to change the things that became our habit like burning of garbages, using air fresheners and refrigerators which emits harmful chemicals , burning of trees which leads to Green house effect and many more. It seems like human do not take into consideration the possible effects it may cause to our Mother Earth. Mankind is the one who will suffer when this phenomena will continue. Climate change threatens agriculture in many ways. Many crops are sensitive to changes in temperature and cannot survive in severe heat or cold. It brings us El Niño and La Niña that can lead to the shortage of food and later on , hunger. It may also cause poor heath condition because of constant change in weather.
      But it is never too late. There are still actions that we can do to eradicate this problem. Let us cooperate with the organizations that fight for the good of our Mother Earth. Let us recycle garbages and prevent burning it. This little actions can bring a big change to our current situation. We, human, should be the very first to be concerned of our environment because we are the one who are benefited from it. It is our habitat and will soon be the shelter of the next generation. we should unite for the betterment of our Earth so that our grandchildren can witness the true beauty of this God given gift.

    12. Carlo Buencamino profile image61
      Carlo Buencaminoposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Climate change is one of the most significant threats facing the world today.Climate change and other environmental problems are fast becoming daily news items in the media. As our awareness of environmental problems increases, many strong emotions can surface. But climate change doesn't need to be faced with dread. It also needn't require missing out on things, or living a less pleasurable life. There is a lot of information available about what we need to do to combat environmental problems, and many changes are very easy to make. Change can also mean we end up living better.

    13. anna manio profile image60
      anna manioposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      The Earth’s climate is driven by a continuous flow of energy from the sun.
      Energy in the form of heat, from the sun, passes through the Earth’s atmosphere and warms the Earth’s surface. As the temperature increases, the Earth sends heat energy (infrared radiation) back into the atmosphere.
      As a HM student all do I can do is to share my knowledge on how to prevent climate change

    14. wrenchBiscuit profile image87
      wrenchBiscuitposted 20 months ago in reply to this

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      There is much that we as individuals can do. First of all , we must speak out against those who would destroy the earth, and even sell there own mother for a dollar. But we must beware that there is often a price to be paid for speaking the truth. For example,a Florida Department of Environmental Protection land manager has reported that he was sent home and formally reprimanded for speaking about climate change and the Keystone XL pipeline at an inter-agency meeting in February 2015.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/1 … 05852.html

      The capitalist sees the earth itself, not as a living thing, but primarily as a commodity; a source of natural resources that he can exploit for "short term" profit. It is important to understand that I define short term as millennia, not decades,generations, or human lifetimes. There are natural events that can cause climate change,such as volcanic activity,but we must be careful not to contribute to climate change ourselves. One of the things that everyone can start doing yesterday is to boycott the use of all fossil fuels. And nothing less than a revolution that would topple the giants of the oil industry will have a major impact. Some will claim this is impractical, but we can only pity a fool. It is not only practical, but unless it is done and done quickly, we will soon be past the point of no return. One step in the right direction is to move toward conventional fossil fueled mass transit and away from private automobiles. While this is being done, alternative "green" energy solutions can eventually replace the conventional fossil fuel mass transit systems. Many will cry, "Where will the money come from?" and I will cry back even louder , " From the same place the U.S. gets trillions of dollars to manufacture and deploy weapons of mass destruction; from suckers like you!"

      We must also understand that the oil and the natural gas within the Earth may have other important purposes that we are not aware of. As I stated, the Earth is a living thing, and by carelessly removing what we have selfishly defined as "natural resources" from within the Earth, we could unwittingly be destroying, or at least diminishing the planet in the same manner a parasite affects it's host. We need to leave behind the harmful and self-defeating notion that everything within our grasp was created for our enrichment, and for our consumption. I have noticed many so-called Christians have promoted this heresy. But when we look at the teachings of Jesus, we understand that he preaches against selfishness, greed, and vanity throughout the New Testament. The continued reckless use of fossil fuels is a direct result of all three aforementioned vices.

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        "One of the things that everyone can start doing yesterday is to boycott the use of all fossil fuels."

        May we presume that you live off the grid, with no electrical or other utility connection to the rest of the country?  That you neither own a car nor use public transportation?  That you do not have internet service?  That you purchase nothing using fossil fuels to produce (food, clothing, shelter, computers, etc.)?

        1. wrenchBiscuit profile image87
          wrenchBiscuitposted 20 months ago in reply to this

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          Archie Bunker was a lovable idiot. If someone complained of racism he might suggest that all black people should move back to Africa. If someone complained about the Vietnam War he would accuse them of being Communists, as if that is a bad thing. Of course, in all of his ignorant glory, what he didn't realize  was that the black people have just as much stake in America as the whites; that the African and Indigenous slaves  are as responsible for the economic success of the American colonies, and later the United States, as the lazy European slaver who raped and pillaged his way to success upon the backs of honorable human beings.

          Archie also didn't realize that since 1917, when Russia established the first government based on the principles of communism set forth by Marx and Engels, that just as many, if not more, have died in the name of capitalism than as a result of communism. His small underdeveloped racist brain could not comprehend that since the Revolutionary War, the proletariat has not been dying for freedom here in the United States, but for the economical and political advancement of a ruling elite, and to help realize their goal of world domination. In fact he probably thought the word "proletariat" had something to do with female sanitary napkins! 

          I know I am going fast, but you must try to keep up. Every Jew in the Konzentrationslager at Auschwitz was branded, or tatooed with a number. These numbers were visible to anyone who cared to look. It would be an absurd notion to suggest that the wearing of the tattoo signified that the Jewish prisoners were in agreement with their own genocide. Nor can we imagine that the African slave who covered himself in a cotton blanket was in agreement with his or her own servitude in the great "Land O' Dixie". Most likely he was simply trying to keep warm. And now, I will quote myself: wrenchBiscuit said," Yes, there is such a thing as a stupid question. It is the question one asks, not expecting an answer, but expecting the respondent to indict themselves." The ignorant racist will not understand the answer I have given here, but I have been very clear in my explanation. I am sure that you will understand. Osiyo!

          1. wilderness profile image97
            wildernessposted 20 months ago in reply to this

            I understand.  It is the Archie Bunkers of the world that will promote boycotting all fossil fuels immediately.  Got it.

  2. Patricia Rivera profile image60
    Patricia Riveraposted 21 months ago

    Climate change is already having a significant impact on ecosystems, economies and communities.One of the most serious impacts of climate change is how it will affect water resources around the world. Water is intimately tied to other resource and social issues such as food supply, health, industry, transportation and ecosystem integrity. Which is really concerned about the tourism management and hotel and restaurant management and also in field of environment and human resources around the world.

    1. Prof Liway profile image87
      Prof Liwayposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      You are right  Patricia, we need  to accept that everything is interrelated when we talk about the environment.

      1. Patricia Rivera profile image60
        Patricia Riveraposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you Prof Liway

  3. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 21 months ago

    People find climate change very hard to deal with because the #1 factor contributing is human behavior, aka consumption.

    Essentially climate change is going to impact how we consider, harvest and use our natural resources, and no one wants to have to change their lifestyle or have to bring intentional thought to every time they flick a light switch.

    Over the next one to two decades, many people are going to find that simply sheltering and feeding themselves gets a LOT more expensive and difficult.

    1. Prof Liway profile image87
      Prof Liwayposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you for sharing with us your commendable thoughts on the issue of climate change. I do agree with you that it is all about human behavior.

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    Kimi Toledoposted 21 months ago

    Kimihiza Toledo BSTM 1-1

    As a TM student, we should be aware on what happens to our planet because we are promoting our country and in other places abroad to the tourists. And as we all know, our mother earth is almost destroyed by many people who are abusing it. We have some issues like air pollution, global warming, greenhouse effects, ozone depletion, climate change and biodiversity which affects not only people but also animals and plants because we are now changing habits because of these pressures on earth but, its not too late for us to make a change we only have to be concern to our world and having human dignity as well for us to have a brighter future to the next generation and to preserved the beauty of our nature.

    1. Prof Liway profile image87
      Prof Liwayposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Very good Kimi!. Just remember what you have in mind  and work on it and I bet you, you could be a good caretaker of our planet not only a good tour guide in the future.

  5. Kylyssa profile image94
    Kylyssaposted 21 months ago

    As long as the corporations that own most of the world are only concerned with profit without regard to maintaining a livable earth in the future, climate change will be extremely difficult to halt or reverse.

    Corporate interests have suppressed cleaner, greener energy at least since the seventies. I'm middle-aged and solar, wind, and geothermal energy technologies have existed literally all my life and I've seen corporations and conservative political parties fighting them all my life.

    I remember how exciting it was when the President had a solar water heating system and solar panels installed in the White House to show the American public solar energy was practical and possible. That was President Carter. Just a few years later, President Reagan had all of the greener energy devices, including the hot water heater removed and cut all tax incentives for greener energy as well as chopping the budget for developing and implementing clean energy strategies.

    This little 2010 article from Scientific American gives just a tiny taste of what was going on: http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic … nel-array/

    Just a few years ago, back in my old hometown of Hart, Michigan, the project to install windmills on Lake Michigan was shouted down, the presentation stopped before it even finished. People I know who were there described it as frightening and they left early because they feared violence would break out. The windmills would have brought cheaper energy bills along with millions of dollars and a few jobs into the local economy which has been in an extremely sad state of affairs since the late eighties. But the anti green energy propaganda I remember from my childhood was taken to heart by those people and the windmills in Lake Michigan have a gap along their county line.

    Don't believe me? Check out the article from MLive:
    http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/inde … eetin.html

    Meanwhile, climate change has hit Michigan's crops hard, including the cherries that were once so plentiful in that area that Hart has its own cherry processing factory, Gray and Company.

    The corporate propaganda has to stop, the misinformation must be dispelled, and the public made aware of it or the necessary changes will not be made.

    1. Tricia Deed profile image89
      Tricia Deedposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      It is my opinion that we need to work with Mother nature. I think we all realize the importance of working with nature. But some of the ecologists have gone too far. Mother nature is going to do what she darn well pleases. People have to work with those changes to help nature perform its best. There are times when nature will strike violently and man has to react with positive repairs. We cannot change the weather or the structure of the earth, but we can work with it.

      1. Kylyssa profile image94
        Kylyssaposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        I take it you don't live in a coastal area or farm for a living.

        Humans affect the climate and humans create pollution. Nothing in nature produces the amount of toxic and otherwise harmful waste that humans do. And it isn't even necessary.

        It's way past time to stop fighting measures to limit or reverse the damage we've already caused.

        It's foolish to think humans have no effect on the environment. This is a closed system that we live in; it's very big but it's finite.

    2. Prof Liway profile image87
      Prof Liwayposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Very good Kyla and congratulations for a very substantial and clear presentation of your thoughts on the issue. Try to do your part in your community and within your group in inspiring the youth to work on saving the only planet we have...before it is too late.

  6. Melanie Samson profile image61
    Melanie Samsonposted 20 months ago

    31, Samson MH BUTM 2014-2015

    It's very hard to deal with because it is Mother against it's child who are tasked to take good care of Her. I as a student already experience this climate change that is very difficult to handle and a happening that no one has the power and strength to stop. I do believe that this type of climate may ruin us and this will be the hardest part of our lives because it is a change statistical contribution of weather patterns and the most effected living organism is us, the human being. So we should start taking good care of Her, the mother of all and the shelter of every human being.

    1. Prof Liway profile image87
      Prof Liwayposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Nice Melanie...and I hope just what you had said you could really start taking good care of Mother Earth...its not yet late...

      1. Melanie Samson profile image61
        Melanie Samsonposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Yes ma'am, I'll try my best po! smile

  7. reginajsangabriel profile image59
    reginajsangabrielposted 20 months ago

    SAN GABRIEL, RJ BUTM 2014

    Climate change and other environmental problems are fast becoming daily news items in the media. As our awareness of environmental problems increases, many strong emotions can surface. But climate change doesn't need to be faced with dread. It also needn't require missing out on things, or living a less pleasurable life. There is a lot of information available about what we need to do to combat environmental problems, and many changes are very easy to make. Change can also mean we end up living better.

    1. Prof Liway profile image87
      Prof Liwayposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Very good reaction Regina.  Yes its true,  the environmental issues are  being discussed in different media forms and everyone is aware of them.  But the problem is, some are just ignoring them and  just keep on damaging our environment. Now being one of the members of the new generations you can do your share by being an initiator in saving Mother earth in your community or in your school.

  8. LOUISE JEROME CRU profile image61
    LOUISE JEROME CRUposted 20 months ago

    09 CRUZ, L.J., P. BUHM 14
    For me, even I am a Hospitality Management Student I must help the environment in my own little way. Participate in your community's curbside recycling. Make the effort to use those recycle bins! Some communities are starting to charge fines to people who are throwing away items that should be recycled. And if your community doesn't pick up recyclables (or only certain ones) you can usually find someone who accepts them. Check with dry cleaners, supermarkets, manufacturers, your local public works department and civic organizations to find where recycled goods can
    be dropped off.Then Make recycling easier by putting recycle bins in the rooms where you use the product. If you open the mail in your den, keep a box nearby and toss in the junk mail. If you want to save vegetable and fruit clippings for a composting pile, keep a container under the kitchen sink. Then Use both sides of your paper. If I print out a document I can't use, I cut it into fourths and stack them next to my computer and telephone. They make the perfect size for quick notes. Put some on your night stand for that quick reminder to yourself. Or, if you do a lot of printing from your computer that is only for your use, use the second side of obsolete or imperfect documents. It doesn't matter
    that there's something on the other side. Then Don't dump oil, grease, antifreeze, pesticides, fertilizers, paints, cleaners, and other toxic household products down the storm drain or street gutter. Such products end up in rivers, lakes, and oceans (depending on where you live). You most likely have a recycling drop-off in your community. Call Public Services to find out where it is. Then Restrict use of plastic shopping bags. Plastic bags are not biodegradable they do not decompose fully. In addition, the ink is made up of cadmium and is highly toxic when released. Paper bags are reusable and biodegradable. Choose paper instead of plastic. Also if your purchase is small enough, don't take a bag at all this alone could save hundreds of millions of bags. Bring a cloth or string bag for smaller shopping trips Last Try to avoid using disposable products at all. Use cloth diapers (remember them?) Use an old t-shirt or towel as rags instead of going through rolls of paper towels. That's my Little ways in Saving our Planet and most especially our Mother Earth. I want to help the future generation to see what we are seeing right now.

    1. Prof Liway profile image87
      Prof Liwayposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Nice Louise...Congratulations for a very good presentation of what you think are right to do in saving our Planet. I just hope you can put them to action and invite your friends to do the same.

  9. Kyla Mae Navarro profile image61
    Kyla Mae Navarroposted 20 months ago

    24NAVARRO, KDG BUTM2014

    Climate change is already beginning to transform life on Earth. Around the globe, seasons are shifting, temperatures are climbing and sea levels are rising. Warmer average temperatures will likely lead to hotter days and more frequent and longer heat waves. This could increase the number of heat-related illnesses and deaths. Weather and climate play a significant role in people's health. Changes in climate affect the average weather conditions that we are accustomed to. Some of these impacts, like stronger hurricanes and severe heat waves, could be life threatening. If we don't act now, climate change will rapidly alter the lands and waters we all depend upon for survival, leaving our children and grandchildren with a very different world.

    We can prevent climate change by:
    Buy energy efficient products,    Conserve energy at home and at work, Plant trees, Reduce, reuse and recycle & Make wise transportation choices.

    1. Prof Liway profile image87
      Prof Liwayposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Very good Kyla!...Congratulations for a very clear though simple ways in preventing climate change.  These could be a good start for you in campaigning to save Mother Earth.

      1. Kyla Mae Navarro profile image61
        Kyla Mae Navarroposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Thankyou po Prof Liway! smile

  10. Nicolit Fernandez profile image59
    Nicolit Fernandezposted 20 months ago

    14 FERNANDEZ, N.M.A. BUHM14

    Climate change is one of the most significant threats facing the world today. Avoiding the worst consequences of climate change will require large cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions. Humans produce greenhouse gases by burning coal, oil, and natural gas to generate energy for power, heat, industry, and transportation. Deforestation and agricultural activity also yield climate-changing emissions. Climate change is very likely to become a powerful catalyst for the many simmering conflicts and rivalries that are currently present in the world. And also for the diminishing of many governments and economies, in some cases leading to full on civil war and social collapse. A large drop in agricultural productivity, and freshwater scarcity in many regions, are predicted with even mild levels of warming. And with higher levels of warming, the effects on food and water availability will be much more critical. It’s been predicted that malnutrition, especially among children, will rise significantly because of decreased agricultural output, and weakened social and governmental structures. As temperatures rise, so do smog-levels. Much higher levels of smog and the pollutants that they consist of are expected to become the norm throughout many of the warmer urbanized regions of the world. Very likely resulting in an associated addition in the diseases or conditions. Smog also greatly limits the efficiency of photosynthesis, resulting in the disappearance of many species of plants in the immediate area, and decreasing agricultural yields. Climate change is expected to have a large and generally very negative effect upon agriculture. These are some of the problems that we may face if we don’t stop climate change. That’s why we need to take care our Mother Earth for us to be able to prevent these kinds of problems and to preserve the beauty of the Earth and it will also benefit us.

    1. Prof Liway profile image87
      Prof Liwayposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Congratulations for a very good reaction Nicole. From what you have on the issue you can make an action in your own community and within your group in helping solve climate change.

  11. Rock_nj profile image90
    Rock_njposted 20 months ago

    Because there is a perception that moving away from fossil fuels will hurt the economy, but this is not necessarily true.  Fossil fuels carry with them a lot of indirect costs, from military expenditures to health impacts.  If we moved to cleaner sources of energy that are cheaper than fossil fuels, then they would actually be a net benefit to the economy.  This point gets lost on many in the global warming debate.

    1. Prof Liway profile image87
      Prof Liwayposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      I do agree with you Sir. Fossil fuels carry so many indirect costs because we are dependent on them.  And we ought to be aware that we are starting to lost them and we need to think about the alternative sources of energy to continue in all aspects of living. Each of this sources has advantages and disadvantages and it is really up to the respective countries to adapt which would be more adaptable to them.

      Thank you so much for joining us in this forum and for your clear thoughts on the issue.

  12. Clarisse Silverio profile image59
    Clarisse Silverioposted 20 months ago

    26, SILVERIO, A C G. BUHM14

    Climate change is not new to us, because it is the biggest environmental problem we are all facing. As a student we must know what's the best thing to help and save our planet by just simply doing little thing such as throwing garbage to its proper places and help conserving water, electricity and not wasting it by just simply doing that kind of things we can help to lessen the changes that is happening to our Mother Earth. God didn't created us for nothing, HE created us because we are the protector of the first things he created before us and that is the planet called Earth or Mother Earth to others and as what I've said we are the protectors of it and we should do is to protect it with no matter what circumstances we are facing, we always put it one of our priorities in life because without the planet Earth where we are living by now we are all nothing so let's help one another to protect the Earth where we live. We the youngster in today's century can be the start of having a better planet in the near future so that we can leave a legacy that the next generation will continue it and so as the ones who will next to them.

  13. Iana Kristine profile image61
    Iana Kristineposted 20 months ago

    Climate change is making climate disasters, such as floods and droughts, more frequent and intense, land and water more scarce and difficult to access, and increases in agricultural productivity even harder to achieve.These impacts are increasing the risk of hunger and the breakdown of food systems.Climate change puts millions of people's lives at risk, and traps poor households in food insecurity and poverty. Climate shocks disproportionally affect the most vulnerable people at risk of hunger, especially women and children. The vast majority of the world's hungry people live in fragile environments prone to climate hazards with which they cannot cope. When climate disasters strike, the situation of already vulnerable people can quickly deteriorate into a food and nutrition crisis.

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    Erwin pascualposted 20 months ago

    First we must to convince ourselves on how we will do an action in protecting the earth in global warming. Being a part of Hospitality Management we can help the earth to lessen the pollution by segregating the waste in proper way and to know how we can clean our surrounding by not using chemical that can harm our planet and we can produce an advertisement that convincing the other to help the mother earth to global warming and having a program that planting trees. for me it's not hard to protect our planet in exposing too much in pollution we must need to help each other and having discipline in wasting our waste.

  15. Casil PIBUHM08 profile image60
    Casil PIBUHM08posted 20 months ago

    Climate change is the change in weather conditions and humans are the main culprit of it. It is difficult to deal with because most of the people now a days just keep doing the acts they want in our environment without considering if it will give bad effect that can worsen the change in climate.

    Being in hospitality management industry we are involved in handling people and we are responsible for the maintenance of the facilities in hotels, restaurants, cruise and other more. As a hospitality management student I must ensure that I have enough knowledge about the proper segregation of garbages esp. when I'm already working in the hotel. And as much as possible avoiding too much use of harmful chemicals. I can contribute by planting trees,being discipline and responsible enough.

  16. DeGuzmanMMBUHM15 profile image59
    DeGuzmanMMBUHM15posted 20 months ago

    Climate change is the biggest environmental challenge that we're facing today and it is very difficult to deal with. Everyone of us will be affected especially the future generation. Most of us are aware of what is happening in our planet but not all of use are taking action because we are in-denial. Climate change is cause by many factors like burning fossil fuels, cutting down trees, land, water and air pollution, etc.
    As an HM student, I must know how to manage people and hotel. To help the planet, I should know how to manage it too by doing what's good to it and preventing the things that can harm our planet. I can help by informing others about what I know to lessen our contribution to climate change. Example of this is the proper waste management. Reuse, Reduce and Recycle. By doing this, we're not only helping the planet, we also help our community to make the surroundings clean. Sustaining plants or planting trees will also help. Discipline and action is the key. By doing simple action, all of us can help to save our planet.

  17. gelo hernandez profile image60
    gelo hernandezposted 20 months ago

    Climate change is one of the most significant threats facing the world today. Avoiding the worst consequences of climate change will require large cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions. Humans produce greenhouse gases by burning coal, oil, and natural gas to generate energy for power, heat, industry, and transportation we can do to help solve this issue by helping each other to clean our earth

  18. Jonna Mae Book profile image61
    Jonna Mae Bookposted 20 months ago

    04 BOOK, JM BUTM 2014

    The climate is changing. The earth is warming up, and there is now overwhelming scientific consensus that it is happening, and human-induced. With global warming on the increase and species and their habitats on the decrease, chances for ecosystems to adapt naturally are diminishing.
    To prevent this kind of disaster we can recycle, use renewable power, reuse, less usage of water and planting trees and taking care of them.

  19. mchristinelopez profile image61
    mchristinelopezposted 20 months ago

    Climate change is the most significant challenge to achieving sustainable development and threatens to drag thousands of people to severe poverty. It refers to any outstanding measures of climate lasting for an extended period of time. The human activities that cause climate change are burning fossil fuels, deforestation, throwing garbage everywhere and polluting the air. As a Hospitality Management student I think I can help to solve the problem of climate change by lessen the smoke while cooking, not to use more chemicals in cleaning because there are some alternative ways where you can use natural and not toxic cleaning products. Recycling is also a great and easy way to help our precious planet. Recycling paper, plastics, metals and other products in Hotel lowers the production of waste. we should know how to segregate properly and we should not throw garbage everywhere. Everyone can help, all they have to do is follow three simple rules; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Planting trees and can also help to prevent the climate change we just need a unity to save our Mother earth.  I can also help to solve the problem climate change by sharing my knowledge which I learned on my science subject.

  20. Rollyne Munsayac profile image59
    Rollyne Munsayacposted 20 months ago

    Nowadays climate change is the biggest problem of the human being. It is already happening and represents one of the greatest environmental, social and economic threats facing the planet. The climate can affect every person and our health directly through increases in temperature. Such increases may lead to more extreme heat waves during the summer while producing less extreme cold spells. Nowadays there are so many factories that exhale really destructive substances and pollute the air. We all know very well that air is something we can’t live without. When we breathe the polluted air, we can get seriously ill. Ground-level ozone can damage our health, and is especially harmful for those with asthma and other lung diseases. Sunlight and high temperatures, combined with other pollutants, can cause the ground-level ozone to increase.We cannot escape from the polluted air-it’s everywhere, even in our homes and we are breathing it non-stop. This can cause cancer and other serious diseases. Another huge problem is that the sea levels are rising worldwide. Also the expansion of ocean water is caused by warmer ocean temperatures.

  21. Mouno Tarah profile image59
    Mouno Tarahposted 20 months ago

    Its really difficult to change those things when people already know they are doing bad thing but still the continue it. If we can teach our children to save our environment then it could be possible to do.

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    DeVeraBernadetteposted 20 months ago

    07DEVERA, B BUTM 2014

    Climate change is a very big problem for everyone around the world scientists around the world can't predict when the climate will change and that's the effect of climate change. The effects of climate change is very alarming for example in our country when climate change happens there comes continuous rain that causes huge floods here in the Philippines or when the sun shines the temperature gets very hot and this kind of uncertain changes brings many kind of sickness and diseases not just simple diseases but very alarming disease that can cause death. Here in the Philippines flood is the number one cause of destruction of properties in the past Maynila only suffers from flood when the rain is really heavy but nowadays even normal rains causes floods in maynila and that's very alarming.

    We can help solve the problem of climate change by recycling things, reusing somethings in a new way and reduce energy consumption by supporting products that offers energy saving and also we must have discipline that's the number one thing that we must have in order to fulfill our dreams of solving the problems of climate change because lack of discipline caused this problem in the first place.

  23. Rolyn Santos profile image61
    Rolyn Santosposted 20 months ago

    Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time (i.e., decades to millions of years). Climate change may refer to a change in average weather conditions, or in the time variation of weather around longer-term average conditions (i.e., more or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change is caused by factors such as biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received by Earth, plate tectonics, and volcanic eruptions. Certain human activities have also been identified as significant causes of recent climate change, often referred to as "global warming". Scientists actively work to understand past and future climate by using observations and theoretical models. A climate record extending deep into the Earth's past has been assembled, and continues to be built up, based on geological evidence from borehole temperature profiles, cores removed from deep accumulations of ice, floral and faunal records, glacial and periglacial processes, stable-isotope and other analyses of sediment layers, and records of past sea levels. More recent data are provided by the instrumental record. General circulation models, based on the physical sciences, are often used in theoretical approaches to match past climate data, make future projections, and link causes and effects in climate change.

  24. James Leoni III profile image61
    James Leoni IIIposted 20 months ago

    20 Leoni James C III BUHM

    For me climate change is only hard to deal with if you are not use to it or you have a sickness. for some of us climate change is new things for them or they never experience it before. But if you really experience it will never be hard to deal with.

  25. AlmiraEvangelista profile image60
    AlmiraEvangelistaposted 20 months ago

    EVANGELISTA, ALMIRA BUTM 2014-2015

    As I've done reading this article, I asked myself what if climate change was not a crisis? and what if it just Mother Nature's way of reminding us to give extra care and concern to our sorroundings and environment.
    As a Tourism student, I need to do the same thing by means of planting more trees, conserving energy, recycling recyclable materials, and segregating wastes.
    We need to be wise and extra careful in dealing with our environment for the sake of the next generation.

  26. Agnes Sato profile image59
    Agnes Satoposted 20 months ago

    36, SATO MA R BUTM 2014

    Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time and may refer to a change in average weather conditions, or in the time variation of weather around longer-term average conditions. Climate change is caused by factors such as biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received by Earth, plate tectonics, and volcanic eruptions. Certain human activities have also been identified as significant causes of recent climate change, often referred to as "global warming". Scientists actively work to understand past and future climate by using observations and theoretical models. A climate record—extending deep into the Earth's past—has been assembled, and continues to be built up, based on geological evidence from borehole temperature profiles, cores removed from deep accumulations of ice, floral and faunal records, glacial and periglacial processes, stable-isotope and other analyses of sediment layers, and records of past sea levels. More recent data are provided by the instrumental record. General circulation models, based on the physical sciences, are often used in theoretical approaches to match past climate data, make future projections, and link causes and effects in climate change.

    After I've read this article, the first thing I want to do as a Tourism Student is to share this post to my known friends or people so that they may be aware of what is happening in our environment. Implement the 3 R's(Reuse, Reduce, Recycle), CLAYGO policy(CLEAN AS YOU GO), no littering, have proper waste disposal, conserve energy, and many more. We must take an action right now for the world we are living in. Love the life we live in this world. Have faith and trust God.

  27. Carl patrick tan profile image60
    Carl patrick tanposted 20 months ago

    33TAN BUHM

    The planet earth is in a very serious case right now. Most of the people are just polluting everywhere. They dont how to save our planet earth their just not helping to make our planet earth look so clean and climate change free. Our food system, our economies, our cities and our communities — they’re all adapted to the climate we currently live in. The fate of the one and only planet we’ve ever called home is uncertain. It is in everyone's interest to come together to address the challenges we face. The burning of fossil fuels is the #1 source of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. If emissions continue to rise, we’ll be locked in to devastating rises in temperature. A more diversified, cleaner energy portfolio and increased energy efficiency are critical steps toward reducing our emissions.

  28. Carla Katrina profile image61
    Carla Katrinaposted 20 months ago

    LIWAG, CK BUHM I-1

    Climate change is a serious reason for concern, because it affects every person living on the planet. It is one of the most important global issues facing the world today. Climate change has the potential to drastically impact the future of the human race, and is intrinsically linked to the water supply across the world. This problem is difficult to deal with but issues can be avoided with the recycling, for example in order to reduce pollution, we can minimize the energy spends on industrial production. Consequently, the greenhouse emission can be reduced which are harmful for the environment and our health. We must stabilize and minimize the human populace and reshape without polluting the present environmental conditions to save the world.

  29. AngelicaBSHM1-1 profile image60
    AngelicaBSHM1-1posted 20 months ago

    Climate change may refer to a change in average weather conditions, or in the time variation of weather around longer-term average condition and now this is serious case right now of our planet. The Philippines does have a warm climate, when the weather are change into so very cold or hot common for us is not used to this changes of climate. Hot climate is very dangerous it can kill the people can cause of hearth attack and it can cause of dryness, because of changes of climate common for us can give a sickness and cold.
    Many ways to protect the earth and for us.We should plant more trees to give more carbon dioxide, clean the environment and stop using harmful chemicals can affect in Mother Earth.

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    yurisantosposted 20 months ago

    35 Santos YA BUTM 2014

    Climate change is one of the most significant threats facing the world today.Avoiding the worst consequences of climate change will require large cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions. Humans produce greenhouse gases by burning coal, oil, and natural gas to generate energy for power, heat, industry, and transportation. Deforestation and agricultural activity also yield climate-changing emissions.One way to reduce emissions would be to switch from fossil-fuel-based power to alternative sources of energy, such as nuclear, solar, and wind. A second, parallel option would be to achieve greater energy efficiency by developing new technologies and modifying daily behavior so each person produces a smaller carbon footprint.

  31. Harri Nagalinngam profile image60
    Harri Nagalinngamposted 20 months ago

    chlorofluorocarbon is a compound that goes up in our ozone layer and damage it and it also makes UV-rays stay in the earth. UV-rays are rays of the sun that is very intense that it can kill micro organism in the sea like plankton, krill , etc... and it can also cause skin cancer for us humans. The ozone layer is the first defense of the earth against the suns UV-rays it filters the UV-rays so that only a fraction of it will pass , a fraction that is not harmful but only warm and like giving. After global warming happens both north and south poles will melt sea level will rise and then there will be global cooling or ICE AGE were most of the earth will be envelop in ICE . To counter global warming we must plant more trees because oxygen is a main component of the ozone layer and will repair it .

  32. jairafulgencio profile image61
    jairafulgencioposted 20 months ago

    FULGENCIO JAIRAMIE BUTM2014
    Global warming is looked at in this section of the global issues. Introduced are some of the effects of climate change. In addition, this section attempts to provide insights into what governments, companies, international institutions, and other organizations are attempting to do about this issue, as well as the challenges they face. Some of the major conferences in recent years are also discussed.Earth’s climate affects everyone. Your actions and your support can make a difference in how the world responds and adapts to its changing climate.

  33. Pie Capistrano profile image59
    Pie Capistranoposted 20 months ago

    Capistrano, PA. BSTM 3rdyr

    Climate change is such a huge problem the world is facing right now. A lot of human activities contributes in producing greenhouse gases. People should lessen these activities such as burning of fossil fuels,deforestation,too much consumption of plastic and not taking care of the environment. We should take a bicycle ride or just walk if we are just going in a near place.That is a small work but it will reduce greenhouse gases.we should also take care of the forest and plant more trees so if calamities came, we will not suffer too much. But let's face it, greenhouse gases will not gone in just a blink of an eye. We should adapt in the climate change so that we will not be too much affected if natural calamities came. We should clean drainages,reduce waste,recycle and reuse. Loving and protecting our nature is the key. We should not abuse it. We should help hand in hand by promoting eco friendly projects or just being an example of a person who loves nature and respect it. We should also promote the 3R's and let's make everyone aware of the effects of their abusive actions towards the environment.

  34. Estacio M O BUTM profile image60
    Estacio M O BUTMposted 20 months ago

    ESTACIO, M O BUTM 2nd yr

    Climate change is hard to deal with. Since our elementary days, we always heard about how to manage proper segregation of waste materials, plant more trees, burning garbage and etc. We keep on hearing same teachings and reminders inside and outside the school but we never tend to learn how to do it properly. I don’t know if we are just too lazy or we just don’t give a care about it. As years passed, out of concern, we didn’t notice that our environment suffers from our wrong acts. Climates have changed considerably during the earth's history. There are many factors that affects climate, yet for me, man has the ability to influence climate change. human have made many changes in the environment. They have cut down trees and planted crops in their place. And because of the globalization being made more industrial plants were being built. Industrial plants fill the air with smoke and dangerous chemicals, pollute the lakes and streams with waste and toxic by products, and wear out or damage parts of the surrounding land. In short, human inventions brought about progress, but destroyed the natural environment. One of the most effective ways conserving resources and energy is by recycling.So, even though it sounds irritating, always put in our mind that “Nasa Sa Atin ang Kaligtasan ni Inang Kalikasan”. We should help each other, we do our part an not just to rely all the responsibilities to our environmentalist who are seeking ways in which human can live and prosper without damaging the environment for future generations. We should  learned from the calamities that we are experiencing right now.

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    Johnmarverickrposted 20 months ago

    Over the last century, global average temperature has increased by more than 1°F (0.7°C). The 2001-2010 decade is the warmest since 1880—the earliest year for which comprehensive global temperature records were available. In fact, nine of the warmest years on record have occurred in just the last 10 years. This warming has been accompanied by a decrease in very cold days and nights and an increase in extremely hot days and warm nights. The continental United States, for example, has seen record daily highs twice as often as record daily lows from 2000 to 2009. While the record shows that some parts of the world are warming faster than others, the long-term global upward trend is unambiguous.Of course, land and ocean temperature is only one way to measure the effects of climate change. A warming world also has the potential to change rainfall and snow patterns, increase droughts and severe storms, reduce lake ice cover, melt glaciers, increase sea levels, and change plant and animal behavior.

  36. Ellen Canoza profile image60
    Ellen Canozaposted 20 months ago

    03, Canoza. EM BUHM

    Climat change is difficult to deal with it because Climate have a big impacts in our world, global warming is due to the enhancing greenhouse gases emission and build-up in the Earth’s environment. The gases that have an influence on the atmosphere are water vapor, carbon dioxide, dinitrogen-oxide, and methane. in conclusion, we need to take part and try to stop global warming and other effects on climate change. If the earth’s temperatures continue to rise in the future, living things on earth would become extinct due to the high temperatures. If humans contribute to control global warming, this world would be cooler and the high temperatures we currently have would decrease. If everybody as one take stand and try to end most of the climate changes that are occurring, this world would be a safer place to live on.We can save our earth in terms of chemistry in Hospitality industry. We can do it, we can save the earth Love our mother earth. We can take care of it like taking care in our guests in the hotels.Taking an environmentally friendly approach in business is fashionable, notable and often cost effective.

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    Alyssa Sernaposted 20 months ago

    SERNA, A BUHM I-1

    Climate change is a reality. Today, our world is hotter than it has been in two thousand years. By the end of the century, if current trends continue, the global temperature will likely climb higher than at any time in the past two million years. We, people is the key to prevent this environmental problem, which is Climate Change. So, to prevent this climate change, I'll promise that i didn't throw my waste EVERYWHERE, I'll didn't cut trees because trees are the source of our living, and also water, so I will take care to our water resources. And I'll didn't take smoke, cigarette, and anything that produce smoke so that the amount of carbon dioxide will be lessen.

  38. Kylyssa profile image94
    Kylyssaposted 20 months ago

    Individuals need to come together to put pressure on the corporations that own most of the planet before real change can be made.

    Being energy conscious as individuals can only do so much.

    If the average person can't ride a train or electric bus to work, telecommute, or buy electricity from wind, solar, or geothermal sources because those options aren't available they can't make those choices. If the average person can't afford to buy solar panels for their home or afford to buy merchandise produced in an energy efficient manner using cleaner energy sources they can't make those choices, either. If a person rents, as many people do, they have no possibility of using energy-efficient appliances unless the landlord buys them.

    In the US, in areas where owning a car is required for most jobs (unpredictable schedules, no public transportation, or use of car required for job) electric cars aren't yet affordable for average people.

    In my home, we already use LED lighting and we run our home as energy-efficiently as possible. We limit trips to the grocery store, walking when possible, and limit our travel. We recycle as well and our apartment complex put in recycling dumpsters. We limit water use. We use non-meat sources of protein most frequently.

    It's nowhere near enough, not even if everyone else did the same. I think that's why so many people don't bother, because they know their direct impact isn't more than the tiniest percentage of the necessary amount even if absolutely everyone did as much as they could as individuals. The infrastructure to live in a more ecologically sound manner must exist to allow the choices of individual people to have more impact.

    Spreading information and becoming politically active is the single most powerful thing we can do to halt climate change.

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      I disagree - while laws and infrastructure is obviously necessary, the ultimate responsibility lies with each and every one of us.  Like you, we work hard to limit our energy usage but there is always more that could be done.  We could move closer to work, reduce our home size and cut the thermostat from 68 to 60 degrees.  We could junk the car and ride bicycles.  We could buy only locally produced groceries (no strawberries out of season).  There are lots of things we could do, but don't.

      Blaming corporations for what it is actually the individual that, at the bottom line, requires and uses won't help.

      The key is thus either limiting the population to what is necessary to produce only insignificant emissions or reduce our standard of living.  Neither of which we, as a people, are willing to do.

      1. Kylyssa profile image94
        Kylyssaposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Why aren't the corporations that lobbied against green energy, distributed anti-green energy propaganda, and refuse to clean up any of their messes responsible for anything they've done? People were ready to physically hurt other people to prevent windmills from being installed in my old home town because they believe the past and current anti-green agenda propaganda. I'd hope you could at least agree that stopping the propaganda and getting rid of the anti green energy lobbies would help.

        Individual actions can't put a dent in the issue unless changes are made to the infrastructure that allow individuals to do a lot more.

        I disagree that people won't do things to reduce their impact on the environment. Before my apartment complex had recycling containers, only a few of my neighbors seemed to recycle. Within days of the containers getting dropped off in the parking lot, they were full to the top. They fill up every week even two years later. The community garden is pretty much used by a lottery system because the demand for it is so great. We push the boundaries of "decorative plants only" in our planters and hanging baskets.

        I'm sure all those recyclers and gardeners would plug their appliances into wall sockets from which wind-generated electricity flows, too. I'm sure they'd install solar panels on their balconies and in their windows if our complex would allow it. I'm sure they'd take energy efficient mass transit it any were available. I'm sure they'd buy electric cars if affordable models were on the market.

        When a new type of energy-efficient appliance, thermostat, or light bulb comes out, people flock to the Lowes (five blocks from our apartment) one of my roommate works at to buy them. When greener pet products appear in the pet store (three blocks from our apartment) another of my roommates works at people latch right onto them. I had to put in a raincheck to buy a crank dynamo to power our cell phones and tablets at a local store last year because they'd sold out right away.

        Turning your thermostat down to 60 in the winter and up to 90 in the summer doesn't help all that much if your heat still operates on fossil fuel and your ventilation still runs on coal-powered electricity. It's still a good idea, it just doesn't do enough.

        I don't think it's blame-shifting or irresponsible to think that addressing the source of the problem, the corporations that profit from dirty energy, is part of the solution.

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 20 months ago in reply to this

          We NEED anti-green lobbying and propaganda, if nothing else to contradict the lies the green crowd put out.  It is an unfortunate fact of our life that groups like that only put out one side of an argument; there is always an agenda and nothing contrary to that agenda is ever mentioned.  Clean up - past practices are uncommon now, but there is still no reason to leave a mess behind (of course that has nothing to do with global warming).

          People could do things, but won't.  I live in an area with lots of sunshine, but I've never seen a solar array on a home because it's too expensive.  I DID install one on an apartment complex - on a federal grant, meaning that if someone else pays for it people will accept it.

          Electric cars are available - I just bought a plug in chevy with only 3,000 miles for $25,000 - pretty cheap for a fully loaded model.  New ones retail for much more - less a $7500 rebate from the federal government.  People will do it if someone else pays for it.

          Mass transportation is heavily used where it is cheap (big cities)...and heavily subsidized by the city.  People will do it if someone else pays for it.

          Sure, people will plug into wind generated power - when the wind blows and if it doesn't cost them any more.  Same for solar generation.  My local utility is fighting small wind power companies because it is so much more expensive and their customers don't want their bills to go up.

          The point being that we as individuals could do a lot, but we don't because it costs.  Whether time, money or effort (you COULD have carried your trash to a recycling plant) we just aren't interested in paying anything for green power.  The Lowes store near me has had LED bulbs for 2-3 years, but no one buys.  Only with a massive drop recently have they seen their way to stock more than just a very few bulbs, simply because they weren't moving.

          Finally, wind, solar, wave or tidal power are all only a stopgap and a minor help.  We MUST develop a full time, 24/7, source for our power needs (and wants - never forget those!) and that does not mean a windmill that doesn't work when there is no wind or solar that doesn't work when there is no sun for a few days.  It means nuclear, whether fusion or the current fission plants - I would personally support doubling or tripling our investment in fusion research in a heartbeat.

          As far as corporations that profit from dirty energy being the problem - if you and everyone else would see fit to use 1/2 the power they wouldn't be in business.  It is YOU (and I and all the rest) that demand their computers, their TV's, their air conditioners, their comfortably heated homes, their clothes dryers and all the rest of unnecessary energy hogs that allows those companies to operate.  Without people using the power, there won't be any pollution - we Americans use more power per person than any country in the world, which is very plain indication we could cut, and cut drastically, our personal use.

          1. Kylyssa profile image94
            Kylyssaposted 20 months ago in reply to this

            You don't understand how millages work, otherwise you wouldn't think of buses as something paid for by the government or free. When I was a homeowner, I agreed to pay more for an improvement of the city bus system in the city I lived in. The bus improvements weren't free. And I hear tell people (gasp!) pay to ride the bus! The improvements were paid for by those of us who lived and worked in that city.

            We paid for and continue to pay for the recycling dumpsters with a rent increase; they aren't free. Or didn't you know that's how apartment complexes pay for improvements? And, yes, I used to bundle all of my recyclables up and drive them to the recycling center. But it wasn't energy efficient.

            Wind power can be stored. Look up "pumped storage." That's why more windmills would have been so great on the Michigan lake shore, because Ludington already hosts a massive pumped storage facility, a man-made lake atop a man-made 425 foot tall hill which is already used to store off-peak power for later use. Besides which, I've lived in Michigan most of my life and wind free days on the lake are rare. Also, guess what? Those wind free days are usually bright and sunny. It's a failure of imagination to think wind and solar power are useless and impractical, not a fact. Technology progresses when it's allowed to. People are more resourceful when innovations are not actively blocked.

            I'm also for more nuclear power, if we can get big oil to stop blocking that, too, it would be a good thing. Nuclear power technology is already at a good level of development, if only we can get people to invest in building more plants and maintaining the existing ones.

            There's nothing sacred about fossil fuel and corporations aren't automatically on the side of the angels just because they own the government. There's nothing anti-American about windmills, high-speed trains, or solar panels, either.

            1. wilderness profile image97
              wildernessposted 20 months ago in reply to this

              If you don't think it is your city, county, state or even federal government picking up the cost of those buses you are sadly mistaken.  Yes, it all comes out of the pockets of citizens (who may or may not use it, giving rise to some paying for the rest), but most people don't seem to understand that.  If govt. (particularly the federal government) pays for something it is automatically "free", and I would bet my bottom dollar that MY (federal) taxes helped pay for your bus improvements.  Probably at least half the cost.  And if you can "hide" the cost of the dumpster in your rent, why, it's "free" too!

              Yes, I know power, in small amounts, can be stored in a variety of ways.  And it's great that you live in a windy place, but most don't.  Now, have you considered the costs, both pollution and economic, of constantly starting and stopping huge generation plants when the wind doesn't blow?  Or the sun doesn't shine?  I assure it isn't cheap either way, and speaking of cheap (economic cheap) are you willing to double your power bill, plus pick up the extra for those that cannot afford to do that?  Large "alternative" use does result in much higher prices...

              Wind farms take enormous tracts of land - land that can still be used but is not the beauty we expect or want.  Do you care?  Do you think others do?  Do you care about the dead wildlife it produces?  Because yes, technology progresses when it can...or when it is forced to by the greenies out to make a million bucks by milking the fad.

              1. Quilligrapher profile image90
                Quilligrapherposted 20 months ago in reply to this

                Hi there, Wilderness.

                If you bet your bottom dollar, be sure it is not your last. The chance that YOUR (federal) taxes helped pay for “at least half the costs”” of Kylyssa’s bus improvements is in the range of zero to nil.

                The US government spends every dollar you pay in Federal taxes in your state PLUS an addition $0.40 (in 2013) from taxpayers living in other states. {1}

                In fact, Idaho has been a federal tax taker, not a giver, for a very long time. In the two decades ending in 2009, the federal government collected $124.3 billion in taxes from Idahoans and then spent $148.4 billion within the state.

                Do you like fishing?

                A year ago, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game accepted $20.2 million from the Interior Department, nearly all of it excise tax revenues collected by the Feds from sports enthusiasts living in other states.

                Nor should we ignore farm subsidies. Federal payments to Idaho farmers accounted for 9 percent of their net income in 2010. {2}

                Sorry. Please excuse me for interrupting but I thought Kylyssa would be relieved to know that YOUR federal tax payments DID NOT pay for half the costs of her bus improvements. lol
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                {1} http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/03/3 … deral.html
                {2} http://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/l … 002e0.html

                1. wilderness profile image97
                  wildernessposted 20 months ago in reply to this

                  A poor choice or wording, perhaps, but I do stand behind the idea that federal monies subsidized that pumping project, and probably paid for at least half of it. (Of the projects I've been made aware, that seems the normal contribution from the feds).  The point, of course, was that if those that are using that project had to pay for it all, and knew they were paying for it, it would likely not have been built.

                  I am aware that Idaho takes more than it gets, but that has nothing to do with the costs of alternative power sources being paid for by people other than those that use it.  And yes, I also know that the feds have undoubtedly subsidized the windmills in Idaho - which supports what I just said.  (Although a lot of power generated in Idaho ends up in California)

                  1. Quilligrapher profile image90
                    Quilligrapherposted 20 months ago in reply to this

                    It seems to me, Wilderness, claiming your tax dollars were part of the project was a poor choice of words but you also implied that an assumption was a fact. Even with a sincere belief derived from a limited awareness of other unrelated projects, you can not possible know how much federal assistance went into Kylyssa’s pumping project unless you make the time to actually learn the facts. It is hard to pretend you know all the answers when you are not sure you know all the questions!

                    Were private sector companies involved?
                    How much startup capital was available and what was the source?
                    Will the project produce a revenue stream and how will it be allocated?
                    Etc., etc., etc., …

                    Okay, I can live with you continuing to insist that Federal funds “probably” paid for “at least half” since this “seems the normal contribution from the feds.” Never the less, this is an assumption, hardly a fact. An assumption based on some random set of projects about which you happen to have some knowledge. I wonder if the depth of this knowledge justifies a claim about ALL the other federally funded projects in the country. Repeating the assumption does not turn it into a fact. It was a hypothetical the first time and it remains a presumption the second time around.

                    I am inclined to challenge this assertion on several levels. Federal funding is a financial smorgasbord of legislative initiatives involving a broad range of tax incentives, rebates, grants and loans plus a myriad of third party strategies including loan guarantees. Some of them never survive the next administration, the next legislature or the next appropriations bill. The funding generally involves the participation of multiple agencies at different levels of government. It is extremely unlikely, if not impossible, for anyone to distill all of the applicable formulae, conditions, variables and nuances down to a single percentage of cost. Some of the incentives are not even connected to costs but are tethered to output and then, frequently, that output is rewarded over a long term. Not only does the claim suggest that someone has accomplished this feat but it presumes to also quantify the result as a percentage of cost that should be applied in every case as a consistent, reliable and predictable constant. I don’t think so.

                    The assertion appears to be unreliable without a detailed explanation of the methodology as it applies to ALL federally funded projects.

                    Nothing here says the conclusion is false, only a flawed, presumptuous, unreliable, unsupported, factually anemic assumption as presented. (Given more time, I might have come up with more adjectives. lol )

                    Peace  bro and keep the spirit alive.
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  39. jeaniejeanjean profile image61
    jeaniejeanjeanposted 20 months ago

    Climate Change is one of the major problems we are facing right now, not to mention our personal problems,financial problems,study problems, family problems,etc. Climate Change is already part of our lives because we are the main cause of it. But can we really stop it? For me not anymore all we can do is to lessen its effect and try to preserve our Earth a little longer from destruction. Just like what I've said us is the major contributor of this problem, why? Because of our daily activities,throwing garbage's anywhere and everywhere, taking a pack of cigarette a day, riding a car even though we are just going to our neighborhood, etc.. These activities of ours are normal for us because this is where we grew up, this is where we are trained of and this is what we knew is right. So the relevance of my course which is BS Psychology is to explain to the people that not all the thing they grew from is right and not all the activities that thought by their ancestors,grandparents, parents, families or even friends is right. They need to understand that they must think as well the possible effect of their activities to the people surrounding to them and to the Nature as well.

  40. renzocauzon profile image61
    renzocauzonposted 20 months ago

    09 CAUZON RA BUHM

    Climate change demands a lot of effort to fight. It is not just a one day thing you can fix easily. It begs the attention of people, the same people who are going to make a change. It seeks for concern and cautious awareness. It is really hard to deal with if you are NOT FULLY AWARE of its causes and consequences.

  41. Leah Mae Perez profile image60
    Leah Mae Perezposted 20 months ago

    Climate change is one of the biggest problem in the whole word.This change is the changes in weather patterns that happens in a year in particular state country city or province.As HM students we can help prevent it when we apply the principles and knowledge taht we got from our science subject.Discipline is the powerful word to use to fight the continues change in our climate. That are just way we can do to help solve the issue.

  42. Bianca Turingan profile image60
    Bianca Turinganposted 20 months ago

    Climate change is one of the most significant threats facing the world today. Avoiding the worst consequences of climate change will require large cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions. Humans produce greenhouse gases by burning coal, oil, and natural gas to  generate energy for power, heat, industry, and transportation. Deforestation and agricultural activity also yield climate - changing emissions. One way to reduce emissions would be to switch from fossil fuel based power to alternative sources of energy , such as nuclear, solar, and wind.

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    Sigrid Canozaposted 20 months ago

    Our nature were made because God wants us to preserve it. He wants us to preserve it because it provides us our needs. People nowadays are so stubborn. Instead of keeping the surroundings clean, they are the best destroyer of it. Burning tires or plastics are the main reason why the ozone layer gets thinner and the climate got worst. Maybe, its really difficult to deal with. But for me, the people who are not paying attention to it is the one who are the most difficult to deal with.

    As a student or as a teenager, I'll do my everything to make a change. Let's start from just cleaning the surroundings or just putting the trash on the right garbage can. Its just a little thing but it helped the community.

  44. simplyariannejoy profile image60
    simplyariannejoyposted 20 months ago

    Even though climate change is partially caused by the natural cycles of Earth, humans are still a major part of it.However, human activities, such as burning fossil fuels, are adding large amounts of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.To start with, there will be increased health risks. Rising temperatures will cause longer and more common heat waves, which result in more heat-related injuries and deaths. Rising sea levels will cause flooding and increase standing water, which can serve as breeding grounds for malaria and other parasites. Floods will also increase coastal erosion, and destroy people’s homes. I realize that I can make a difference by doing little things, like recycling and by planting trees.

  45. Klaudine Bianca profile image60
    Klaudine Biancaposted 20 months ago

    02 Alcantara Klaudine BUHM

    Climate change threatens agriculture in many ways. Many crops are sensitive to changes in temperature and cannot survive in severe heat or cold. It brings us El Niño and La Niña that can lead to the shortage of food and later on , hunger. It may also cause poor heath condition because of constant change in weather. Climate change is caused by factors such as biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received by Earth, plate tectonics, and volcanic eruptions. Certain human activities have also been identified as significant causes of recent climate change, often referred to as "global warming". Scientists actively work to understand past and future climate by using observations and theoretical models.

  46. Kat Canoza profile image61
    Kat Canozaposted 20 months ago

    It's hard to deal with climate change, because it is something that wouldn't fight back fairly. It's not like a human that would scream at you verbally but would hit you physically and scream at your face that can kill you in an instant. You can't treat its wound nor bring it to a professional doctors, because the harm is already done. We can plant more trees but that doesn't change the fact that the ozone layer is already the size of Australia or more than that. It's difficult to deal with it because you can't put it back to its original form. Even if we covered the whole places with trees and plants, it wouldn't go back to normal, but it would lessen the climate change we're feeling today. All weather events are now influenced by climate change because all weather now develops in a different environment than before. While natural variability continues to play a key role in extreme weather, climate change has shifted the odds and changed the natural limits, making certain types of extreme weather more frequent and more intense. The kinds of extreme weather events that would be expected to occur more often in a warming world are indeed increasing.
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      Jen Angelo Garciaposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      climate change is hard to deal with because we are lacking of discipline within ourselves. As we progress we forgot to conserve the beauty of our envronment.Thus climate change is impossible to stop but we can slow it down by conserving what we have right now. scientist manufacturers government are continuously searching and discovering appliances gadgets and many other useful device that can lessen the effect to the environment or what we cal environment friendly. from bags to paper bags. from gasoline to biogasoline reducing of air emmissions that are harmful to the environment.

      we can help our environment by conserving and planting trees and supporting advocacies that protect environment and helping nature for the next genereation cherish what we cherish this past years and in present..

  47. Elli Rose Gabriel profile image59
    Elli Rose Gabrielposted 20 months ago

    1 BALELA, E.G BUTM 2014

    First of all we need to admit that we have a problem and then find a solution to it. i think i can just lessen not solve the problem. In my field as a tourism student, there are many ways that I can make a difference, such as driving less, insulating our  house better, changing my voting priorities, buying organic food, eating less meat, buying fuel efficient appliances and vehicles. with these simple solutions maybe i'll help to lessen the said problem and when the time passed by when we continuing doing that i think our serious problem will be solved.

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    Kimi Toledoposted 20 months ago

    Kenneth Corpuzposted 1 second ago
    30 Kenneth Corpuz BSTM 1-1

    Many of these events, including heat waves and heavy rainfall, are likely to become more frequent and intense as a result of climate change. Climate change can also worsen the impacts of some of these events.climate change learn of the scientist about climate change is a moody of.. for example sunny and rainy and effected in air pollution because about scientist the air polluted is not good for climate change and global warming.. and affects of temperature in the climate change and connected of the discussion for the tourism management and the flight is a bigger connected because the air plane not the condition and the weather for climate change...

    (Ma'am di ko po ma-verify account ko kaya nakihiram nalang po ako ng accpunt kay Kimi)

  49. Chlaryse Tesaluna profile image60
    Chlaryse Tesalunaposted 20 months ago

    Climate change is the abnormal change of weather. We are experiencing it now because in the morning it is very cold and when its afternoon, Its very hot and its like you are burning. Climate change is a serious concern because it really affects every person in this world. Global warming is very alarming. Our ozone layer is being thin because of the smokes or chloroflourocarbon which damages it. And even when we are burning the trashes or leaves, we still affect our ozone layer. So, for us to help our Mother earth to stop global warming, we must stop  destroying our Earth. Because we are living in it and we are the one who can take care or can save our planet from being Destroyed.

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    Castro F C BUTMposted 20 months ago

    7 CASTRO F C BUTM 2014

    Climate change is cause of many factors, and this is so difficult to deal with it because climate change is the number one big problem that cannot be ignored. It is so alarming but not everybody know this kind of problem . We should know what happening specially in our mother earth we should start to protect and do some possible way. As a tourism student we should know the waste segregation and we should start the discipline on how to dispose waste properly. And we should try to preserve our mother earth as long as we can do. And try to appreciate all those things that we have now so save our mother earth we are the one responsible to take care of our mother earth.

 
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