Climate Change: My story and the big problem – Scarlett

Climate change: my story and the big problem


When I was younger, around the ages of 7 and 8, I didn’t even know what climate change was. We never learned about it in school and it was never a topic spoken about to kids. I only found out after the bushfire that threatened our home in 2019, for I was curious and my family decided to watch the David Attenborough documentaries. The more I learned the more I wanted to help the planet.

I just find it so insane that we have been destroying our planet at such a fast rate. Everyone knows about it, knows why, and knows ways they can help the planet, and yet no one is doing anything. There are so many talks about how we can all help the world and how we can all do our part, but is everyone doing their part?

It’s so easy to just pick the cheapest option or the easiest and not give a second thought to the planet. And the fact that makes me even more enraged is the fact that my generation knows so little. In order to help the planet we need creative minds, we need to use our youth and all that they provide. We need all the help we can get and by leaving out a crucial part of our population. So many of my friends barely know about climate change and don’t properly understand the depth of what we are doing to the planet.

Renewable energy is an achievable and already used solution to help the fight against climate change. However, what are we really fighting? It’s not the planet, the planet is just struggling to stay alive, it’s us. The population, humans, and the people in the towns and cities we live in are your neighbours and yourself. There are so many small things you can do in your day-to-day lives that can help the planet, such as walking to school or work, buying locally grown vegetables, or buying in bulk to save the excess packaging.