UK Parliament Declares Climate Change Emergency

With the rapidly degrading condition of our planet Earth and the amount of gases we are throwing in it, climate change has become a really big issue. With humanity on the verge of existence, people are beginning to recognize the need to save the environment. And the United Kingdom became the first country to do so!

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It all happened after days-long protests by environmental group Extinction Rebellion in several parts of London. Finally, on Wednesday night, the UK parliament passed an extraordinary bill, declaring an Environmental And Climate Emergency. Although it may not look like a pretty big deal, but it's a "HUGE" step towards conservation of nature.

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Earlier the UK was committed to an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050. But now, the residents want a Carbon-Neutral Country by the end of 2030. Also, they demand of new network build on sustainable energy, including electric cars!

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But wait, is climate change real? And if it is, how does it affect us? Well, indeed climate change is a real thing. The hard work we have done in pumping pollutants into Earth's atmosphere has finally shown a result. Five of our planet's warmest years on record have occurred since 2010, and it's still getting warmer. The global temperatures now set at a 2* C higher than they used to be in late 19th-century. Sounds Low? Well, even a 0.2 * rise in global temperatures can trigger mass melting of polar caps, possibly raising ocean level by several feet.

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The Issue may seem like pretty terrifying, but we are still years away from Doom's Day. But this does not mean that we should just chill and do nothing. Instead, we all must contribute our part to the purification of our environment, whether it's awarding people or cleaning the local park, just remember! Everything Matters.

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