Since the beginning of 2020, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has given a warning about the earth temperature that will continue to rise. According to WMO, high temperatures can trigger extreme weather in 2020. Based on findings in data analysis, an increase in global temperatures has dire consequences. WMO specifically refers to forest or bush fires in Australia in 2019 that have been going on for months. Something that has never happened before. The disaster claimed lives, destroyed homes, and burned 10 million hectares of land. Scientists said, the world must increase its preparedness due to global warming.
The fact is, global warming has become a reality that must be faced. Canada's Environment Ministry said that the temperature in Montreal on Wednesday (27/5) set the highest record in history for May, due to the heat wave that hit some of the country. The temperature at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal was recorded at 36.6 degrees Celsius, making the city the hottest in Canada. Meanwhile on Tuesday, May 26, New Delhi, the capital of India recorded a temperature of 47.6 degrees Celsius. Most of northern India is facing a severe heat wave. According to local officials, this will continue until the weekend. Meanwhile, the region is currently struggling to face the rapid rise in the number of positive cases of Covid-19 and locusts that destroy crops.
Difficult situation is indeed being experienced by the global community today. In addition to the Covid-19 Pandemic that struck almost the entire world, the threat of economic recession and the real impact of global warming began to be felt in several countries. There is no other more effective way to overcome it than to work together. It requires Global commitment and awareness that the earth needs time and concerted effort to recover and be healthy. If this crisis can be overcome, then it is not impossible that the Earth will be a better place for humans.