Ladies and Gentlemen, as you all may be aware of, extreme weather events are happening more and more often around the world. If we don’t act fast, the world might be in serious danger. As I live in Hong Kong, there are not many extreme weather events happening around here, the worst I experienced is Typhoon Mangkut. Typhoon Mangkut is the most intense typhoon Hong Kong has ever experienced since 1983. Serious flooding happened in seaside villages and harbours. Branches were everywhere so people had to climb over them to go to work. The glass windows of most skyscrapers were broken which is very dangerous. Fortunately, there were no fatalities, but there were at least 200 people injured. It was a horrible scene. So today, I am going to suggest ways to combat extreme weather.
Extreme weather has affected many people globally. According to the information I collected, natural disasters have caused on average 60,000 deaths per year. Which is very devastating. Therefore, we should act fast before it is too late.
Planting trees is a very good way to prevent extreme weather. Why? First of all, trees can provide more oxygen, so that we can breathe fresh air. Secondly, trees can help us cool ourselves which is an advantage when it comes to hot days or even heatwaves and droughts. The trees can absorb the water in the soil then let it out through evaporation. Do you know the cooling effect of a single tree is equal to 10 air conditioners? That is pretty impressive.
I know that the government has a lot of things to handle. But they should also play a part when it comes to extreme weather. I suggest that the government should do their best to keep their people safe. For example, they should provide shelter to the people who lost their home due to extreme weather events. They should also provide emergency healthcare to the injured. It might also be good if they send food to the affected people. The government should also be in charge of some preventative actions because if they do their best to prevent it, less people might be affected and the event might not have too much harm to their people. Ladies and Gentlemen, I think that global response might be better because if the world together reacts to a single problem, the action might make a huge impact.
To conclude, we should all do our best to prevent and react to extreme weather. If we all do our part, I believe fewer extreme weather events like the Australian wildfires, Hurricane Dorian, etc, will happen. If you want our future generations to be able to live in a safer and peaceful world, why not act now and help save the world!