Extreme weather include unexpected, unusual, severe, or unseasonal weather. My community
experiences typhoons every year. I remember a year ago when the typhoon Mangkhut struck,
the news reported that more than 1,500 trees were uprooted and the wind smashed a lot of
windows. The government had to use a lot of time to clear the fallen trees and rubbish after the
typhoon. School was also suspended for two days. It was a very serious situation.
In my opinion, preventative and reactive actions have their own advantages and disadvantages,
but personally I think that it’s better to prevent than to react. Although sometimes some things
are unpredictable, if you do good preparation, it is almost impossible that bad things would
happen. If something bad really does happen, we can also use the correct method to react. For
example, if a tsunami breaks a water dam, the government can clear the water on land and build
a new water dam with a stronger structure.
I believe that global and local responses also have their own pros and cons. For global
responses, leaders of wealthy countries can help developing countries which usually have to
face a hard time after extreme weather events by donating or lending money or sending a rescue
team to those countries to help them. However, I think a local response is better than a global
response, because the government knows more about their own country.
My vision for the future is to make our planet a cleaner place. To do this, the present generations
have to take action on protecting the earth. Normal citizens can also do a lot to take care of our
planet, for example, walking or riding a bike short distances instead of driving, using a fan
instead of an air conditioner, recycling materials that are recyclable instead of throwing them
away, and more. It is very important to make this planet a good place, for the sake of the present
generation, future generations and the home for all of us.