Voices Of Youth

Raise awareness of global warming

We have been exposed to the word "global warming" many times. We have learnt how the accumulation of carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide will lead to the destruction of Earth.

Yet, because our lives are little affected by it, the situation does not seem urgent to us (Carbon emissions in 2030 will bust global target: UN; Nov 4, 2016). Some people even refuse to acknowledge the truth.

A greater standard of awareness and an efficient way to tackle the problem is required.

Perhaps the media could work with scientists to make their words more appealing and persuasive.

Global warming is worsening every second. We have to take action quickly.

Zheng Zhixuan, 16 Secondary 3 student


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 01, 2017, with the headline 'Raise awareness of global warming'. Print Edition | Subscribe