Green Living Association

Climate Quest (Fall 2017)

Significance of Climate Quest

In the contemporary world the fossil fuels provide much of our energy, and in burning them we are liberating dangerous amounts of greenhouse gas to the atmosphere which is causing global warming and eventually climate change. There is now near universal agreement that this must be severely curtailed within the next few decades, otherwise our planet will experience dangerous consequences. This is both a threat and an opportunity, and because the changes to come in the next half-century will be profound, they are particularly relevant to younger people.

Global Warming is already having significant and harmful effects on our communities, our health, and our climate. The prevailing smog in most parts of Pakistan (and other Asian countries) at the rise of winter season is one of the alarming sign of Climate Change. The recent hurricanes like Harvey in Texas and tropical storms as in Pak-India subcontinent are simply the wakeup calls, as, more severe droughts are occurring in different parts of the world. The number of large wildfires is growing and dangerous heat waves are becoming more common.

The good news is that we have the practical solutions at hand to dramatically reduce our carbon emissions, slow the pace of global warming, and pass on a healthier, safer world to future generations. However, it is really significant to take immediate action to address Global Warming or these consequences will continue to intensify, grow ever more costly, and increasingly affect the entire planet. For these reasons, we feel strongly that all Pakistanis, especially the young ones and their families, should be given chance to understand climate change as soon as possible.

Climate Quest – the Activity

Climate Quest proved to be a valuable green activity for schools’ students from preschool to 12th grade with its aim to educate our society about the consequences of Climate Change and to inspire all societal segments for a collective action. Climate Quest was really an inspiring activity offering a mix of MCQs, Creative Writing and Climate Puzzle Games with its enormous capacity to educate Green Angels and their families about Climate Change and to inspire them for bringing Green Living to their lifestyles. In making the activity even more inspiring GLA announced a wide range of prizes and awards for the participants.

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