We have always known about global warming and climate change challenges that the world has been facing for several decades. Scientists, climatologists, and the experts from several other disciplines like oceanography and glaciology have been researching and analyzing the status and trends by conducting different studies and investigations, eventually trying to understand the change and its impact on human life. They have been trying to bring together different countries to understand the challenges of global warming & climate change, and to get the governments to make commitments towards cutting carbon emissions and to undertake projects that require higher levels of commitment and investment to buck the rising trends in global warming.
There has always been anxiety about a point in time when the world would go past the threshold of being able to reverse the trend. The recent big glacier melt and cracking up in the North Pole seems to signify that we may have tipped the balance, crossed the line to the realm of jumping into the era of irreversible Global Warming. If it is true, it is a sad day for humanity.
However, the world may still be able to slow down the trends. It needs true global participation and commitment. Every individual, every family, every neighborhood, every city, and every country will need to pursue actions that can help slow down global warming. As always, education, particularly school education, should include and provide higher emphasis towards the environment, climate change and sustainability for the good of future generations.