I was sitting on a bench ovelooking the Medetrreanean Sea hoping to find cool breeze. Currently, Gaza in Palestine is affected by a heat wave which is making peoples' life hard as people are fasting in Ramadan these days. We have experienced many heat waves in the previous years. Many countries are also affected by them as well. They are one of the consequences of global warming caused by polloution and by humans acting carelessly towards environmental problems. As a student living in this part of the world, I really want to contribute in solving this problem but often ask myself, ' can I make a difference?' , I'm only oneyoung person and the earth's problems are huge! Then I tell my self that if we all think this way, we will reach no way and things will getting worse. If everyone on the planet acts locally and takes measures to protect the earth and reduce the pollution, we will make a difference, won't we?
I looked at the sea and remeber seeing the rubbish and the plastic left by the visitors in Summer. I also saw waste water pumped into its waters day and night causing horrible smell. I had an idea of a project we can do at school with my teacher and my friends. We can launch an initiative aiming at protecting our side of the Medierranean Sea hoping to make a differnce. I think we can do something and if all young people can take small steps , together we can achieve sommething big.
There are some simple actions we can do too. By switching the lights off after we leave a room and by turning off the taps when we are not using it, we can make a difference. By launching a small project to clean the beach and raise awareness on the danger of plasics thrown in water we can make a difference in our context.
I'm wondering what you can do in your context to contribute to reducing global warming so that we avoid these heat waves?