Climate change and Energy have always been the EU’s top priority to make a better and healthier world. The two subjects are extremely coherent with one another in addition to being vital in mankind’s survival. Overwhelming scientific consensus and real life impacts tell us that Global warming is real, is caused by human activity, and is a significant threat to our health, economy and environment. Shall we ever neglect the importance of either factors, humanity shall face its greatest threat, extinction.
However, when the situation is under the mighty of EU’s handle, the world may rest assured that the problem will definitely be solved. Who knows what sophisticated technological advancements we shall unravel in pursuit of saving energy and rescuing our climate?
It was a warm Sunday morning; Frank was enjoying a cup of coffee on the terrace enjoying the rays of beautiful sunlight with the garden nourishing in his backyard. Happy that the EU has made so much progress in the past 15 years, after the world was on the edge of a catastrophic climate back in 2015. Back then, Frank could not imagine a world where problems would decrease gradually. From global warming, to excessive energy consumption, such problems caused extreme controversy on whether humanity will survive in the upcoming years. It was an era where you’d look up to the sky and see nothing but depressing foggy clouds, where seeing sunlight was a bliss few people had the privilege to.
The world was facing so many problems in every aspect. All seemed to have a solution, but this problem needed work, work that only the European Countries combined together with their resources could handle.
When asked about our current climate issue, Kofi Annan, former secretary general of UN, clearly stated that the world is reaching the tipping point beyond which climate change may become irreversible. If this happens, we risk denying present and future generations the right to a healthy and sustainable planet- the whole of humanity stands to lose.
Some people were frustrated after hearing the statement from Annan, it seemed the world have had its full share of disasters. Right then, the adaptations to decrease the damage in the climate began to seem irrelevant and pointless, people lost faith in saving their own lives and some gave up and continued abusing the atmosphere through highly chemical toxic products. However, the European Union is still determined to fix this issue, hence it putting goals to reach by the year 2030, such as cutting in greenhouse gas emissions compared with 1990 by 40%, and increase energy efficiency to 27%. Alas, even governments need the help of the people, such plans include using less water, building flood defenses…etc.
Nature’s love has been integrated within us from the moment we were born. She is our caring mother, our guardian, our very oxygen that we breathe and shivers down our lungs. She has never been hostile towards her children who unfortunately are taking advantage of our sweet heart and abusing all the resources she has to offer. In the end it is nature that defines us and our culture. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”- Albert Einstein
About the author:
Nadia El-Rafei is a 19-year old student at Ernst-Litfaß-Schule in Berlin. She participated in the “My Europe” Workshop in Germany in 2015. In her free time, Nadia enjoys reading, writing and drawing.
“For me, Europe means freedom and success.”