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Now Or Never

According to the World Meteorological Organization, 2020 was one of the hottest years ever recorded and temperatures are predicted to get even higher!
 
The impacts of global warming are already being felt across the globe with higher temperatures fueling more frequent and extreme weather events such as drought, flash flooding and hurricanes. The increased temperatures will also lead to dramatic food and water shortages and is predicted to displace millions of people around the world due to rising sea levels and natural disasters.

In the long term, climate change is one of the biggest threats facing biodiversity. Climate change triggers irregular seasonal patterns which disrupts species natural processes like reproduction and migration. The increased levels of CO2 in the atmosphere also means that the ocean is becoming more acidic. This is killing coral reefs which could consequently drive many other plant and animal species to extinction.
 
By 2050 we need to be carbon neutral which means we must take in as much C02 as we put out. So to prevent climate change accelerating, we need to reduce our carbon emissions drastically and transition to renewable energy. This requires global scale on a governmental level but there are easy steps we can take to reduce our own carbon footprints!
One great change you can make is to EAT LESS MEAT, cutting meat and dairy from your diet will reduce your carbon footprint by over two thirds! Another great way to reduce your emissions is to WALK OR CYCLE. Driving releases greenhouse gasses and increases air pollution so cutting down on your driving not only benefits the environment but it also benefits your health!
 
Lastly and most importantly, USE YOUR VOICE. Other than pushing for systemic change, we should encourage our family and friends to reduce their carbon emissions as well. Small changes that don’t require much effort at all can have such a big impact over time. If everyone in the world made these changes to their lifestyle, it would have a powerful impact on the planet. 
UPDATES
2 years ago, typhoon Mangkhut was not only the most intense storm in Hong Kong’s history caused a record storm surge, it was also a wake-up call for many regarding plastic waste issue and climate change. Here OPCFHK discusses and explores the topic of “Climate Change” with you all, a topic that many have heard of but don’t know what actions to take. Click here now!
Climate change increases the odds of worsening drought in the habitats of meerkats and poses a threat to their reproduction. OPCFHK sincerely invites you to be part of the "Conservation Hero Support Programme", you can help the environmental issue and species you are most concerned by donating as low as HK$3.3 per day.

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