Crafty_Science's Extreme Weather Thoughts

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All around the world, the weather is changing, and it is becoming very clear.

In July 2019, Scotland recorded it's hottest day: 32 degrees celsius, beating the previous record of 20 degrees celsius. The average temperature in Scotland in July is 13 degrees celsius, which is an alarming spike.

It's not just hot hot weather. Lots of parts of England and Wales were badly flooded this year. It has been reported that up to 70 properties in Snaith, East Yorkshire were badly flooded. Safety barriers were put up to protect homes, but unfortunately some buckled under the large amounts of water.

As many of you know, the 2019/2020 Australian Bushfires ruined the Australian summer holidays. Not only did it cause destruction to the homes of animals and people, but emmitted 434 million tonnes of CO2 (carbon dioxide), a colourless gas that can cause loss of consciousness and lung disease. Sadly, it was also estimated that approximately 1 billion animals lost their lives, 2,000 homes were destroyed 33 people died.

As you can see extreme weather does not just cause destruction to homes and the planet, but can also kill people and animals.

Governments should be alert to other people's ideas. They need to understand that people have a voice, and they also need to figure out how best to battle situations, while keeping everyone calm, happy and safe.

They need to be aware that climate change is coming fast. Sometimes it is best to face the facts and be brave. You cannot hide when destruction comes, you need to face it. They have a responsiblity, to look after our world, our nation and our people.

I personal think, working together to fight issues will begin to show the we can combat extreme weather. We need to help other countries, communities, friends and neighbours, and build each other up. Showing kindness and love when it is hard, and doing little thing that could make a big diffrence.

In the future, I would like to see countries working cooperatively to battle extreme weather. I would like to see the consumer market rate go down and less plants and trees being chopped down. This means that there would be less cars on the roads, more people recycling and less stories in the news of extreme weather.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post. Please, please, please remember: together we can battle extreme weather and climate change.

Thank you.

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