A Speech To The UN75 Global Conversation


I am caring_saxophone and I come from Hong Kong. I believe that the extreme weather events will decrease if we do the best to prevent it from having these extreme weather.

Extreme weather is unexpected, unusual, severe, or unseasonal weather which arises mainly due to changes in climatic conditions. These events occur outside the normal range of weather conditions such as tornado, hurricane, blizzard, dust storm, flooding and so on. The most extreme weather I have ever experienced is the giant hailstones in 2014. Giant hailstones smashed windows at a Hong Kong shopping mall At approximately 9:00 pm (0800 GMT) on 30 March 2014, as torrential rainstorms drenched the Sevens rugby tournament.The city was rocked as hailstones the size of golfballs.A hailstorm with powerful winds can physically damage crops across large areas. The falling hailstones and strong winds bend and break plants and strip them of leaves and bark. Thus, farmers suffer heavy losses during such storms, months of hard work by farmers can be destroyed almost instantly.

Authorities issued the highest black rainstorm warning late Sunday when rainfall exceeded 80 millimetres (more than three inches) an hour in parts of the territory.The Hong Kong Observatory said it had recorded 8,703 lightning strikes, with more than 3,500 in just one hour.The rainstorm caused flooding, shutting down several roads and causing delays to train services, while more than 100 flights had to be delayed due to “adverse weather”, the authorities said. Torrents of water poured through the roof after glass panes were smashed by giant hailstones and umbrella-carrying shoppers waded through the drenched mall.

The Hong Kong Observatory issued yellow, red and black rainstorm warnings from weak to strong and provided shelter to the people who cannot stay in their homes.

We should reduce pollution as it is the major reason for extreme weather events.

Humans impact the environment in several ways. Common effects include decreased water quality, increased pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, depletion of natural resources and contribution to global climate change. Some of these are the direct result of human activities, whereas others are secondary effects that are part of a series of actions and reactions.

Water pollution is one of the biggest impacts humans have on aquatic systems is excess nutrient inputs. Nutrients, like nitrogen and phosphorus, are essential to the health and survival of aquatic plants and animals. However, humans introduce large quantities of nutrients, primarily through overuse of fertilizers. Too many nutrients can rapidly reduce water quality by causing overgrowth of certain bacteria and algae that use the oxygen necessary for other species to survive. Even more problematic is that these nutrients can be transported downstream to other streams, rivers and bays.

The majority of air pollution is the result of human activities. For example, increased fossil fuel combustion from motor vehicles, industrial factories and power plants all pump large quantities of air pollutants, such as carbon monoxide, ozone and nitrous oxides, into the atmosphere. Other air pollutants, such as lead-based compounds, can lead to serious health effects like cancer, or other types of reproductive effects and birth defects.

For climate change, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, human activities are largely responsible for an increase in temperature around the globe, primarily due to carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. This increase in temperature is leading to changes in where crops can grow and where certain fish or animals can be found, all vital for feeding an increasing human population. The rise in global temperatures is also causing glaciers to melt, releasing water that causes sea levels to rise and threaten coastal communities and economies that rely on coastal resources.

There are several simple things that people can do on a daily basis to minimize their impact on the environment. For example, taking public transportation, biking or walking instead of driving will reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Reducing the amount of fertilizer applied to lawns, gardens and vegetables will lessen the likelihood of water pollution nearby, which is also beneficial for drinking water and human health. Using less energy in the home can lessen the amount of pollution put into the air by coal burning power plants. Any activity which reduces water and energy consumption can lead to positive impacts on our environment.Government should promote awareness of the dangers that threaten our planet today and do all the prevention of extreme weather.qs

I would like the world to be clean, no more pollutions, ecological balance, there will be no more extreme weather events and actions are needed now in order for this to happen.


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