“Winter is coming” “Winter is here!!!”
This phrases has grown more and widely in popularity since the first episode of the Game of thrones aired on our Television screens. The later even more now that it is winter in one of the most followed TV programme the world had ever seen. Advent followers are weary of what comes with winter and are as terrified as the characters in this tv drama. Although “winter” isn’t an epochal season of weather altercation that comes annually characterized by intense cold and extreme windy condition that we know or as defined in our dictionaries “
the coldest season of the year, in the northern hemisphere from December to February and in the southern hemisphere from June to August.” “Winter is coming” in Game of thrones is a period when White Walkers (Terrifying creatures raised from the death by their leader “The night king” and form a formidable army that cant be killied easily except while certain strategies are employed) may return in the “winter” (a period feared to be characterised by terror, fear and killings that even the fiercest of warriors feared it’s imminent arrival), and that the realm must always be prepared for such an event.
That been said, the winter as used in the game of thrones isn’t why i am writing this. My main aim is to sound a warning in such an exclamative manner and liken the period i am about to write about to be as feared as the earlier mentioned and warn and recommend ways we can curb/maintain/avoid/reserve our environment from the catastrophic effects that come with this period we don’t pray to witness.
The earth is experiencing a change in weather trend and as evident in Nigeria; There has been intense and extreme weather conditions lately. Most must have imagined the reason behind the “better heat” we experience lately. I have an answer and its as simple to comprehend as anything else; Man’s activities; Mine and yours. Burning of fossil fuels, excretion around water bodies, dumping of refuse in water bodies, cutting down of trees without and lot more is causing an imbalance(releases carbon which is harmful to man and the atmosphere hence causing the cloud to loose its strength in shielding harmful rays that is dangerous to us and furthermore cause global warming). Trust me, i didn’t want to speak plenty grammar and this is as lay as this can go in terms of terminology but to help register to our consciousness. Trust me, This situation is very harmful and dangerous and should be feared. We can although do something about it b4 it’s too late and save our environments for ourselves and our children we care so much about. Little actions such as growing of trees, proper disposal of waste, use of renewable energy, reduce burning and the carbon released from industrial processes, furnaces and exhaust can go a long way in conserving our environment and making the world a safer place for me and you to live in. Global warming is harmful to our health and environment. We should act wisely in order not to make our planet inhabitable.
The Earth needs our help. If we don’t make massive changes to our behavior over the next twelve years, the damage we’ve done to this planet will be irreversible. Oceans will be destroyed, super storms will become even more super, cities will flood, the air will suck, and we’ll run out of food and energy. And not in a couple of hundred years either, scientists say it’s right around the corner. But the power to prevent this is in our hands! We can save the Earth!!!
The Earth is our home, but we aren’t showing it the love and care it deserves. It’s such an amazing place, and we all need to do our part to not only keep it that way, but to start reversing the damage we’ve already done. Learn more about the organizations that are making a difference and all the ways you can help.