Why should we care about climate change?

Climate change symptoms can be seen from hotter and drier as well as wetter weather patterns. Not to mentioned, the sudden declined of natural gas consumption during the winder season this year the winter isn’t that cold anymore.

The rapidity of polar ice melting shifts the jet-stream weather pattern, leading to drought in California, and heat waves and super storms that clobber the Northeastern United States instead of veering out to sea. High ocean surface temperatures contribute to inland flooding and record snowfalls.

Such weather events, which take thousands of lives and cost billions, are among the most visible effects of climate change. Rising heat brings more disease and worsening air quality. North Atlantic fisheries and Northwest salmon populations diminish as a consequence of rising ocean temperatures and the breakdown of currents. In the Western United States, climate change reduces glacial and snow-pack melt, which leads to less drinking water.

The Ogallala aquifer, which provides groundwater to 40% of the America’s semi-arid Western plains, as well as water for agriculture, is expected to run dry by 2028. Yet the energy industry uses some of its water for hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” which releases natural gas by breaking up underground rock formations. Some suggest such activities creates additional pollution.

Other activities, like turning carbon-sequestering forests into farms and trading water and food for energy multiply the effects of climate change. “Environmental refugees” trying to escape the effects of climate change put additional population pressure on communities and add to escalating tensions.

Fossil fuel emissions withdraw uncounted “hidden costs” from the environment. Everyone pays for air, water and environmental degradation. The costs of doing nothing far exceed the costs of attempting to mitigate the effects of climate change.

As strange as it may sound, or as hard the fact is on our ego, it is us, human, whom knowingly bringing our mother nature to it’s brink of destruction.

And it remind me of a verse from the Holy Quran, Chapter (2) sūrat al-baqarah (The Cow) verse 11.

When it is said to them: “Make not mischief on the earth,” they say: “Why, we only Want to make peace!”

But we can change this, we can be . . . BETTER.

Veil in the Bible and holy Qur’an

Hijab (Veil) in Holy Bible and Glorious Quran

“But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head—it is the same as having her head shaved. For if a woman does not cover her head, she might as well have her hair cut off; but if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, then she should cover her head.”

(1 Corinthians 11:5-6)

And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their head covers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands’ fathers, their sons, their husbands’ sons, their brothers, their brothers’ sons, their sisters’ sons, their women, that which their right hands possess, or those male attendants having no physical desire, or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women. And let them not stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment. And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you, O believers, that you might succeed.

(Al-Quran, An-Nur 24:31)

Odyssey Quote on life

Life is perplexing and fascinating and messy but incredible. At times, it can be difficult to see why events must occur as they do.

However, if you trust that whatever is meant to be will be, and allow that fact to free you, life seems a whole lot simpler, and you can relish in the fact that if something is truly destined to happen, it will materialize when the time is right


Michelle Schroeder advice

Michelle Schroeder

Michelle is an entrepreneur and blogger that runs the personal finance and lifestyle blog, Making Sense of Cents. Since 2011, she’s been using her background in finance to write great content and grow her blog business to over $70,000 in revenue per month. Here’s her business advice for new entrepreneurs who want to start a business and become gainfully self-employed:

“The most painful mistake I see first-time (or inexperienced) entrepreneurs make is that they see others in their industry or niche as competition. This can significantly hold you back, as you may never learn industry secrets and tips, make genuine friends, and more.”

“Don’t view others in your niche as competition. Network and build relationships.”

“Instead, I think you should see others in your industry or niche as colleagues and friends. You should network with others, attend conferences, reach out to people, and more.”