[Sustainable Systems] climate change and cities

“Cities are central to the climate change challenge, and their position is ever more important as the world’s population is becoming increasingly urban.”

This article has given me a different look and take on climate change as it examines both the impact of climate change on both developed and non-developed countries. Coming from a developing country I agree with what the article mentioned, that there are things that could be done to tackle climate change, the effect will only be evident in the long run. Therefore, I think one of the best solutions right now in developing countries is for us to educate one another on climate change and what that is.

One of the biggest concerns right now as an Indonesian is that they say Jakarta is going to sink in the next 10 years, yet people are not doing anything to stop this. The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is home to 10 million people but it is also one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world. If this goes unchecked, parts of the megacity could be entirely submerged by 2050, say researchers. The question we all ask ourselves is, is it too late? However, nobody is doing anything about this, the government and big officials are not taking this seriously and that is a problem. Therefore, I believe to fight this wicked problem known as “climate change.” we have to start slowly & small by doing everyday simple things that help better the environment.

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