After a year of disaster and tragedy, the climate crisis is undeniably the number one global issue to tackle in 2021. Not only did global warming cause 2020 to tie with 2016 as the hottest year on record, but increasing disasters continued to strike. Between record-breaking fires, tropical storms, and Arctic temperatures, not to mention the pandemic, 2020 displayed the effects of climate change upon the environment. The realization that this wasn’t just a bad year, but that the climate crisis is to blame for the countless disasters, needs to come to ensure that solutions can be found. How humans rise to combat climate change over the next couple decades will determine the future of the planet, and whether or not there is a future.
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