In the light of the latest Paris summit under the tag ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’ , it was shocking to see that Donald Trump has been left out of the summit or put in other words, he was not invited. Emmanuel Macron, the president of France warned the world that we are about to lose a battle against climate change due to the lack of commitment. He issued a plea to the leaders of wealthy countries that the time to act is now and that we have been greatly wasting our valuable time so far.
He said that, if we are to win this war, we need to move much faster. There were around 50 countries on the summit to which the president of the USA was not invited. This was probably due to the fact that Donald Trump issued a statement before, saying that climate change is nothing more than a hoax. It is not clear whether or not the US president is fully aware of the seriousness of the given situation.
Macron also added that the USA was not interested in joining the club on fighting climate change. In his latest statement for Time, he stated that 18 scientists, mostly coming from the US, all part of the summit, will fully dedicate themselves to conducting a climate change research and will be stationed in Europe. In addition to these efforts, France has announced that they will be doing everything they can to establish and accelerate the transition to a fully decarbonized economy.
Climate change might just bring the world together
Still, this does not offer a solution to the poor countries who cannot afford this kind of a transition. Never before have we as a race faced a greater challenge of our time. There is evidence of the impact of climate change that we can read and see every day and it is perfectly clear that this is something very serious that will not just go away.
Even though there are wars all over the world still raging and going on, in case of the real emergency, humanity could unite in order to answer a much greater threat, a threat that could end our existence and life as we know it. The wealthier countries will have to show support to the poorer ones in order to decrease gas emissions and curb the greenhouse effect in order to limit global warming. The whole world must unite if we are to fight this natural disaster in the making. It is time for unity and action.