The global target for climate warming has been set, this paper briefly discusses what caused global warming, gives samples of its major impacts, and how the world’s nations are dealing with them.
The year 2019, is the year I became interested in environmental problems, and it is the year when COVID-19 broke out. For a moment, I thought the two problems were alike; they were both global, and people all over the world were keen to get rid of them. However, as I went deeper, I could see the similarity was purely superficial.
While everybody, including those who object to lockdowns and wearing masks, is keen to rid themselves of the corona virus, not everybody is so anxious about environmental problems. Indeed, some even think they are fictitious and don’t exist. Also, while getting rid of corona virus is now a relatively simple matter, (well-funded scientific research finds a solution which is readily applied to stop the virus spreading), environmental problems, on the other hand, are numerous, more complicated, and have consequences that need to be addressed before they can be surmounted.
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Dr. Zeki Fattah is consultant/advisor in economic development in the Middle Eastern countries. He directed the Economic Development Program in the United Nations Commission (ESCWA), the Program for Economic Analysis, the program for Globalization, and the Program for Sectoral Economics. He headed ESCWA/UNIDO Science and Technology Program for the Middle East. He was Advisor in the Economic Research Forum (ERF) for the Middle East and North African countries (MENA), and lectured in economic development to graduate students at the American University in Beirut (AUB). He has PH. D in economics from the University of Oxford.